Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Privacy and the Commons

One of the more interesting and at the same time, vexing, questions for people who care about the commons is the issue of privacy.  What should be public information?  What should be completely private?  What should be shared with some appropriate parties but not made widely available?  If we are to take care of each other and really live commons lives, we have to know about each other and share both our joys and burdens.  But what if what we can know about each other becomes part of the burden?  In this funny but provocative video, the ACLU mockingly explores what could happen when the right to privacy is disregarded.  We suggest watching it and then discussing the perameters of privacy in the context of a commons life.

Click here to watch the video

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