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Intellectual Infrastructure

Brett M. Frischmann

in Infrastructure

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895656
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.003.0013
Intellectual Infrastructure

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This chapter explores how infrastructure theory applies to cultural-intellectual resources and delineates a class of infrastructure referred to as intellectual infrastructure. It is organized into four sections. It begins in Section A with the idea of the cultural environment as infrastructure. Section B describes the economic characteristics of intellectual resources. Section C focuses on applying the infrastructure criteria to delineate intellectual infrastructure. Section D considers intellectual property laws. It examines intellectual property laws as a semi-commons regime and compares it to the regulatory semi-commons discussed in the previous chapter.

Keywords: infrastructure theory; cultural-intellectual resources; cultural environment; intellectual resources; intellectual property laws

Chapter.  30989 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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