Digital Publication of Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy

The Michigan State Law Review is pleased to announce the digital publication of its second issue of the 2015 volume. This issue contains articles from authors who participated in the October 2, 2014, symposium of the Michigan State Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program (IPIC) and the Michigan State Law Review, entitled Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy. These articles are available for download on the Michigan State Law Review Digital Commons.

About Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy

This symposium examined the conflict arising out of innovation policy through a broad lens, aiming to find common themes or lessons from the many areas of law that impact innovation policy. Using as spring boards the recently decided Supreme Court cases, Bowman v. Monsanto Co. and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the symposium asked whether intellectual property law is creating any coherent rules—or even coherent approaches—to evaluating this conflict. Looking beyond IP, the symposium recognized this conflict in network industries, as evidenced the FCC’s recent “network neutrality” order and goes onto to look to alternatives to IP in encouraging innovation. For additional information, see the symposium's website.

Featured Authors

The issue features a number of leading scholars, including:

  • Adam Candeub
  • Annemarie Bridy
  • Bruce E. Boyden
  • Jennifer Carter-Johnson
  • J. Janewa Osei-Tutu
  • Yaniv Heled J.S.D.
  • Daryl Lim
  • Justin (Gus) Hurwitz
  • John Blevins
  • Rob Frieden
  • Jorge L. Contreras
  • Andrew W. Torrance & Eric von Hippel
  • Thomas D. Jeitschko
  • James Ming Chen

We welcome your response to any of these articles or ideas through submission to the Michigan State Legal Forum. For submission guidelines, please see our Submissions page.