David Bollier is an independent policy strategist, journalist, activist and consultant with an evolving public-interest portfolio. His work tends to focus on a few key concerns: reclaiming the commons, understanding how digital technologies are changing democratic culture, fighting the excesses of intellectual property law, fortifying consumer rights and promoting
Most of his recent work is focused on the politics, economics and culture of the commons. In addition to speaking and writing frequently about the commons, he blogs and edits the "web portal" of OntheCommons.org.
His most recent book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own was published in January 2009. Viral Spiral is about "the rise of free and open-source software, Creative Commons licenses and the content commons they make possible, the internationalization of "free culture," and the burgeoning "sharing economy" that can be seen in open education, open science and open business models".