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The University as Constructed Cultural Commons

40 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2008 Last revised: 24 May 2012

Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Brett M. Frischmann

Villanova University - School of Law

Katherine J. Strandburg

New York University School of Law

Abstract

This paper examines commons as socially constructed environments built via and alongside intellectual property rights systems. We sketch a theoretical framework for examining cultural commons across a broad variety of institutional and disciplinary contexts, and we apply that framework to the university and associated practices and institutions.

Keywords: commons, common pools, governance, public goods, information, knowledge, intellectual property, patent pools, university

JEL Classification: D23, H41, K11, L22, L23, O31, O32, O33, O34

Suggested Citation

Madison, Michael J. and Frischmann , Brett M. and Strandburg, Katherine J., The University as Constructed Cultural Commons. Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 30, 2009; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-24; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1256090. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1256090

Michael J. Madison (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

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Brett M. Frischmann

Villanova University - School of Law ( email )

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Katherine J. Strandburg

New York University School of Law ( email )

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New York, NY 10012-1099
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