Governing Knowledge Commons (edited by Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Katherine J. Strandburg)

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Governing Knowledge Commons (edited by Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Katherine J. Strandburg)

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Knowledge commons describes the institutionalized community governance of the sharing and, in some cases, creation, of information, science, knowledge, data, and other types of intellectual and cultural resources. It is the subject of enormous recent interest and enthusiasm with respect to policymaking about innovation, creative production, and intellectual property. Taking that enthusiasm as its starting point, Governing Knowledge Commons argues that policymaking should be based on evidence and a deeper understanding of what makes commons institutions work. It offers a systematic way to study knowledge commons, borrowing and building on Elinor Ostrom's Nobel Prize-winning research on natural resource commons. It proposes a framework for studying knowledge commons that is adapted to the unique attributes of knowledge and information, describing the framework in detail and explaining how to put it into context both with respect to commons research and with respect to innovation and information policy. Eleven detailed case studies apply and discuss the framework exploring knowledge commons across a wide variety of scientific and cultural domains.

Professor Cole's contribution, chapter 2, is titled "Learning from Lin: Lessons and Cautions from the Natural Commons for the Knowledge Commons."

ISBN

9780199972036 (hb.), 9780190225827 (pb.), 9780199361908 (e-book)

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Information commons, Knowledge management, Information networks, Communities

Disciplines

Intellectual Property Law | Law

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Available as an e-book, to Indiana University-Bloomington patrons, here

Available as an e-book to Cambridge Books Online subscribers here.

Full bibliographic details available here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, ZA 3270 .G68 2014

Governing Knowledge Commons (edited by Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Katherine J. Strandburg)

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