Transparent and Commercialized?: Managing the Public-Private Model for Data Production and Use

58 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2011  

Shubha Ghosh

Syracuse University College of Law

Date Written: March 7, 2011

Abstract

This Article examines the relationship between two trends: the move towards transparency in government data and information and the increasing commercialization of data through social network and other sites. The author presents a normative framework for reconciling these two trends, analyzes the legal implications of this normative framework, and examines three case studies: the private use of government real estate assessment records, the creation of websites like data.gov, and governmental protection of databases. The Article concludes with a proposal for an open source licensing model for data and information.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, Data, Legal Regulation of Information

Suggested Citation

Ghosh, Shubha, Transparent and Commercialized?: Managing the Public-Private Model for Data Production and Use (March 7, 2011). Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1155. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1780486 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1780486

Shubha Ghosh (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

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