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Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

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Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

9781784711672 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati Professor of Law and Technology and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley and Amy L. Landers, Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Concentration, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, US
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78471 167 2 Extent: 808 pp
This single volume is an authoritative collection of scholarship examining many facets of the public domain. This publication collects key papers which examine the various justifications for a rich repository of publicly-available information, including policies favoring robust competition, free speech, and scientific and technological advance. It also explores problems in ensuring access to public domain works, as well as commons management mechanisms. Perspectives on the dynamic between the public domain and the creation of new works are also presented.

With an original introduction by the editors, this insightful book provides students and researchers with a consideration of the public domain as an important topic in its own right as well as shedding light on the underlying rationales of intellectual property law.

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This single volume is an authoritative collection of scholarship examining many facets of the public domain. This publication collects key papers which examine the various justifications for a rich repository of publicly-available information, including policies favoring robust competition, free speech, and scientific and technological advance. It also explores problems in ensuring access to public domain works, as well as commons management mechanisms. Perspectives on the dynamic between the public domain and the creation of new works are also presented.

With an original introduction by the editors, this insightful book provides students and researchers with a consideration of the public domain as an important topic in its own right as well as shedding light on the underlying rationales of intellectual property law.
Critical Acclaim
‘This volume collects key writings on the concept of the public domain, in both copyright and patent, offering a selection of indispensable writings. The contents include some of the most influential writings on intellectual property and its limits from the past few decades, using the structuring idea of what must be free for all to use to understand what can be protected by intellectual property law.’
– Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School, US
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18 articles, dating from 1971 to 2012
Contributors include: Y. Benkler, J. Boyle, A. Chander, J.E. Cohen, W.J. Gordon, D. Lange, L. Lessig, J. Litman, M.J. Madison, M. Sunder
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Contents:

Introduction Robert P. Merges and Amy L. Landers

PART I DEFINING THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
1. David Lange (1981), ‘Recognizing the Public Domain’, Law and Contemporary Problems, 44 (4), Autumn, 147–78

2. Jessica Litman (1990), ‘The Public Domain’, Emory Law Journal, 39 (4), Fall, 965–1023

3. Pamela Samuelson (2006), ‘Enriching Discourse on Public Domains’, Duke Law Journal, 55 (4), February, 783–834

PART II Justifications FOR the Public Domain
4. Yochai Benkler (1999), ‘Free as the Air to Common Use: First Amendment Constraints on Enclosure of the Public Domain’, New York University Law Review, 74 (2), May, 354–446

5. Julie E. Cohen (2005), ‘The Place of the User in Copyright Law’, Fordam Law Review, 74 (2), November, 347–74

6. Wendy J. Gordon (1993), ‘A Property Right in Self Expression: Equality and Individualism in the Natural Law of Intellectual Property’, Yale Law Journal, 102 (7), May, 1533–609

7. Lawrence Lessig (2004), ‘Free(ing) Culture for Remix’, Utah Law Review, 961–75

8. Paul Goldstein (1971), ‘The Competitive Mandate: From Sears to Lear’, California Law Review, 59 (4), June, 873–904

PART III ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
9. James Boyle (2003), ‘The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain’, Law and Contemporary Problems, 66 (1/2), Winter/Spring, 33–74

10. Randal C. Picker (2012), ‘Access and the Public Domain’, San Diego Law Review, 49, 1183–214

11. Robert P. Merges (1996), ‘Property Rights Theory and the Commons: The Case of Scientific Research’, Social Philosophy and Policy, 13 (2), July, 145–67

12. Rochelle Dreyfuss (2004), ‘Protecting the Public Domain of Science: Has the Time for an Experimental Use Defense Arrived?’, Arizona Law Review, 46 (3), 457–72

PART IV CREATING WITHIN THE COMMONS
13. Lawrence Lessig (2004), ‘The Creative Commons’, Montana Law Review, 65 (1), Winter, 1–13

14. Yochai Benkler (2002), ‘Coase’s Penguin or, Linux and “The Nature of the Firm”’, Yale Law Journal, 112 (3), December, 369–446

15. Jason Schultz and Jennifer M. Urban (2012), ‘Protecting Open Innovation: The Defensive Patent License as a New Approach to Patent Threats, Transaction Costs, and Tactical Disarmament’, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, 26 (1), Fall, 1–67

16. Michael J. Madison, Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg (2010), ‘Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment’, Cornell Law Review, 95 (4), 657–709

PART V REFLECTIONS ON THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
17. Robert P. Merges (2004), ‘A New Dynamism in the Public Domain’, University of Chicago Law Review, 71 (1), Winter, 183–203

18. Anupam Chander and Madhavi Sunder (2004), ‘The Romance of the Public Domain’, California Law Review, 92 (5), October, 1331–73

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