Brett M. Frischmann
Professor of Law
Welcome!  
I am a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City.   For 2016-2017, I will be the the Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information and Technology Policy at Princeton University.  I also am an Affiliate Scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a Trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in Torino, Italy. I teach courses in intellectual property, Internet law, and technology policy. My research spans various disciplines and topics.

In 2012, I published a book, Infrastructure:  The Social Value of Shared Resources, with Oxford University Press. On this website you'll find information about the book, reviews, and upcoming book events. In 2014, Katherine Strandburg, Michael Madison and I published Governing Knowledge Commons, with Oxford University Press.  This site has some information about that project under Commons Research, and you can find out much more at the Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons website.  Katherine, Mike and I are proud to announce that we have signed a contract with Cambridge University Press to publish a book series focused on knowledge commons research--the Cambridge Studies on Governing Knowledge Commons. The first book in that series, Governing Medical Research Commons, will be published in late 2016.

I am incredibly excited about and
hard at work on co-authoring my next book, Being Human in the Twenty-First Century.  My co-author Evan Selinger and I signed a contract with Cambridge, and the book will be published in 2017.  For a preliminary exploration of some of the ideas, check out Human-Focused Turing Tests: A Framework for Judging Nudging and Techno-Social Engineering of Human Beings (academic working paper); Will the Internet of Things Result in Predictable People?(Guardian article); Thoughts on Techno-Social Engineering of Humans and the Freedom to be Off (lecture on Youtube); Reverse Turing Tests and Machine-like Humans (podcast interview). 

"Faculty and students across the social sciences and engineering will all find Brett Frischmann's new book to provide essential guidance for the analysis of diverse types of infrastructure resources and how policies affect the effectiveness, efficiency, fairness, and sustainability of outcomes. Rarely can one find such a broad and useful foundation for digging in and understanding the complexities of modern infrastructures. An extraordinary book." 

Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Co-Recipient, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2009. 

"The book provides a new and productive way of analyzing all forms of infrastructure, especially those that are sources of major social value. Frischmann helps us recognize the importance of understanding how different types of policies balance provision and use. With its many fresh ideas, Infrastructure itself is likely to generate social value through additional research and the creation of innovative policies."

Edella Schlager, An Uncommonly Open Approach,  Science 337:156 (2012).  See Media page for link to the full review.

bfrischmann@gmail.com
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