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