Governing Knowledge Commons by Brett M. FrischmannGoverning Knowledge Commons by Brett M. Frischmann

Governing Knowledge Commons

EditorBrett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, Katherine J. Strandburg

Paperback | September 16, 2014

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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 topolicymaking 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 wayto 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 andexplaining 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.
Brett M. Frischmann is Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Law Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He is the author of Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford, 2012) which won the 2013 PROSE Book Award for the best book in law and legal studie...
Title:Governing Knowledge CommonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 1.42 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Governing the Knowledge Commons2. Daniel H. Cole: Learning from Lin: Lessons and Cautions from the Natural Commons for the Knowledge Commons3. Yochai Benkler: Between Spanish Huertas and the Open Road: A Tale of Two Commons?4. Jorge L. Contreras: Constructing the Genome CommonsGeertrui Van Overwalle: 4B: Governing Genomic Data: Plea for an 'Open Commons'5. Katherine J. Strandburg, Brett Frischmann, and Can Cui: The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network and the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium as Nested Knowledge Commons6. Michael J. Madison: Commons at the Intersection of Peer Production, Citizen Science, and Big Data: Galaxy Zoo7. Charlie Schweik: Toward the Comparison of Open Source Commons Institutions8. Mayo Fuster Morell: Governance of Online Creation Communities for the Building of Digital Commons: Viewed Through the Framework of the Institutional Analysis and Development9. Sonali K. Shah and Cyrus C.M. Mody: Creating a Context for Entrepreneurship: Examining How Users' Technological and Organizational Innovations Set the Stage for Entrepreneurial Activity10. Peter B. Meyer: An Inventive Commons: Shared Sources of the Airplane and its Industry11. Laura J. Murray: Exchange Practices Among Nineteenth-century US Newspaper Editors: Cooperation in Competition12. S. Tina Piper: How War Creates Commons: General McNaughton and the National Research Council, 1914-193913. David Fagundes: Labor and/as Love: Roller Derby's Knowledge Commons14. Brigham Daniels: Legispedia15. ConclusionIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This book takes up the challenge of examining the governance of 'knowledge commons' involving the sharing and creation of data, information, and knowledge. It extends the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework developed by Elinor Ostrom to study natural resource commons andapplies the adapted framework to study a set of very interesting cases. The result is a fascinating collection of cases studies of knowledge commons ranging from the Galaxy Zoo citizen science/crowd-sourcing project to Open Source Software and the Sourceforge repository." --Tony Hey, Vice President, Microsoft Research