Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of their Own

I just received a copy of David Bollier’s new book which goes out for sale today. I had the pleasure of meeting David on a few occasions where he asked all the right questions about the commons movement around the world. In the future, we’ll talk to our kids about this time, so it’s great to see the book as ‘the first comprehensive history of the attempt by a global brigade of techies, lawyers, artists, musicians, scientists, business people, innovators, and geeks of all stripes to create a digital republic committed to freedom, transparency, participation and innovation.’

You can buy a copy on Amazon or New Press. The inside cover of the book says that you can download a free, CC-licensed copy from or but I can’t find the download link. Have asked David but if anyone finds it, please let me know 🙂

UPDATE: download the book for free at (thanks, Paul!)

4 thoughts on “Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of their Own

  1. Hey Heather,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now following yours from today onwards…i loved your new years resolutions, mine is to stop making resolutions, i have consistently failed to meet them in the past, so i have simply resolved not to set anything for myself, i hope I keep that resolution:-)

  2. Hey, thanks, Pitso 🙂 Look – it’s only 6 Jan and we’ve already made new online friends! I agree with your new year’s resolutions – I figure reverse psychology might work on mine 🙂

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