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- Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School

Dates:May 07-09, 2007
Description:Workshop on Commons Theory for Young Scholars
Location:Bonn, Germany
Subject:In recent years, the increasing commodification of information production has led to a broad debate in intellectual property, communications, broadcasting, media, contract and privacy law, as well as in Internet governance, about whether self-governed Ś“commonsŚ” are a feasible and desirable alternative institutional arrangement. This debate includes analyses of the open source movement and a fresh interest in calibrating the boundary between intellectual property rights and the public domain. It also focuses on the privatization of Internet governance, network neutrality rules in telecommunications law, the propertization of the radio frequency spectrum as well as on media concentration. Theoretical work on theses issues attempts to develop a general Ś“commons theoryŚ” that underlies and unifies these problems. The idea of the workshop is to enable a small number of European doctoral students, post-docs and assistant professors from law and related disciplines to engage in an intensive, rigorous discussion of their own scholarly work with two law professors from the United States. [gemŐ_ŐŔ den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
JEL Code:K


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