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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...roperty bar is a fascinating, brilliant, and engagingly ec- centric group of lawyers. I owe debts to many of its members. Whitney Brous- sard told me ... ...ith my nomenclature here—and with much else besides. Activists, civil rights lawyers, bloggers, and librarians have actually done much of the hard wor... ...icy is overwhelmingly and tragically bad in ways that everyone, and not just lawyers or economists, should care about. We are mak- ing bad decisions t... ...resting, they are important. It seems like a bad idea to leave them to a few lawyers and lobbyists simply because you are told they are “technical.” S... ...nclosure. Law students across America read Moore v. Regents of University of California, a California Supreme Court case deciding that Mr. Moore had n... ...of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which hears cases in an area that includes California and thus has decided a lot of copyright cases over the years. ... ...a bizarre feud by the statement Apple issued, one strangely at odds with the Californian Zen-chic the company normally proj- ects. “We are stunned tha... ... popular books, televi- sion discussions, documentaries on Love Canal or the California kelp beds, op-ed pieces in newspapers, and pontificating expert... ...Cultural Politics in Revolutionary Paris, 1789–1810 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), is vital reading to understand the parallels bet...

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