Transparent and Commercialized?: Managing the Public-Private Model for Data Production and Use
Syracuse University College of Law
March 7, 2011
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1155
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 58
Keywords: Intellectual Property, Data, Legal Regulation of Information
Date posted: March 7, 2011