I've got a new paper out today, 'Markets in the Online Public Sphere', published by ippr (and free to download). It looks at the politics and economics of online information, and suggests that we've lost sight of how diverse the public sphere is, and how it contains different types of information exchange which ought to be able to co-exist. Policy-makers find themselves having to take sides in some of the rows that develop, which tends to mean backing certain business interests, but this needn't be there only option. It's also been covered today in The Register.
I'd be very interested to hear any thoughts on this. If there are any, please post them on the IP project weblog.