DTEM2450-Summer 21 Readings & Material

The syllabus is here

Module 1 Theories of Property

Carruthers, Bruce G., and Laura Ariovich. “The sociology of property rights.” Annu. Rev. Sociol. 30 (2004): 23-46.

Boyle, J. (2008) The Public Domain: Enclosing the commons of the mind. New Haven, Conn, 2008. Chapter 1. Why intellectual Property

Hesse, C. (2002). The rise of intellectual property, 700 BC-AD 2000: An idea in the balance. Daedalus131(2), 26-45.


Module 2 Copyright

Corrigan, R. (2007). Colmcille and the Battle of the Book: Technology, Law and Access to Knowledge in 6th Century Ireland.

Boyle & Jenkins (2018) Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials pp 293 – 331 Copyright

Rife, M. C. (2007). The fair use doctrine: History, application, and implications for (new media) writing teachers. Computers and Composition24(2), 154-178.


Module 3 Copyright Licensing

Garcelon, M. (2009). An information commons? Creative Commons and public access to cultural creations. New Media & Society11(8), 1307-1326.

Vaidhyanathan, S. Open Source as Culture in Mandiberg, M. (Ed.). (2012). The social media reader. NYU Press.

Berry, D. M. (2008). Copy, rip, burn: The politics of copyleft and open source. Pluto Press. Chapter 1.

Liang, L. (2004). A guide to open content licences. Chapter 2 Copyleft contextualised

Module 4 Public Domain & Open Access

Boyle, J. (2002). Fencing off ideas: Enclosure & the disappearance of the public domain. Daedalus131(2), 13-25.

Suber, P. (2012) Open Access Chapter 1. What is Open Access

Hockenberry, B. L. (2013). The Guerilla Open Access Manifesto: Aaron Swartz, open access and the sharing imperative.

Bodó, B. (2018). The genesis of library genesis: The birth of a global scholarly shadow library. Shadow libraries: access to knowledge in global higher education.

Lessig, L. (2008). In defense of piracy. The Wall Street Journal11.

Lessig, L. (2008). Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy. Penguin. Chapter 11 How Creativity Is Being Strangled by the Law

Module 5 Future Property

Perzanowski, A., & Schultz, J. (2016). The end of ownership: Personal property in the digital economy. MIT Press. Chapter 8 The Internet of Things You Don’t Own