David Bollier is an American activist, writer, and policy strategist. He is co-founder of the Commons Strategy Group, Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, and writes technology-related reports for the Aspen Institute. Bollier collaborated with television writer/producer Norman Lear on a variety of non-television, public affairs projects from 1985 to 2010.
Bollier was founding editor of On the Commons, and now blogs at his own website. Bollier calls his work “focused on reclaiming the commons, understanding how digital technologies are changing democratic culture, fighting the excesses of intellectual property law, fortifying consumer rights and promoting citizen action.”
Bollier co-founded the public interest group Public Knowledge and served as a board member until 2010. He was awarded the 2012 Bosch Berlin Prize in Public Policy at the American Academy in Berlin.
- Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press, 2009) 
- Ready to Share: Fashion and the Ownership of Creativity (Lear Center Press, 2006)
- Brand Name Bullies: The Quest to Own and Control Culture (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) 
- Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation (with Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro; Environmental Law Institute, 2004)
- Artists, Technology and the Ownership of Creative Content (Norman Lear Center, 2003)
- Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth (Routledge, 2002) 
- Aiming Higher: 25 Stories of How Companies Prosper by Combining Sound Management and Social Vision. (AMACOM, 1996)
- The Great Hartford Circus Fire: Creative Settlement of Mass Disasters (Yale University Press, 1991)
- Crusaders & Criminals, Victims & Visionaries: Historic Encounters Between Connecticut Citizens and the United States Supreme Court (Connecticut Attorney General, 1986)
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