Brett M. Frischmann
Professor of Law

I am a professor and Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Law program at Cardozo Law School in New York City.   I am an Affiliate Scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, an Affiliated Faculty Member of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and a Trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in Torino, Italy.

In March 2012, I published a book, Infrastructure:  The Social Value of Shared Resources, with Oxford University Press.  It has been many years in the making.  On this website you'll find information about the book, reviews, and upcoming book events.

In September 2014, Oxford published Governing Knowledge Commons, which Katherine Strandburg, Michael Madison and I co-edited.  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.

I am incredibly excited about and
hard at work on my next book, Humans in the Twenty-First Century:  How Social and Technological Tools are Reshaping Humanity.   (I explore some of the ideas in a draft, Human-Focused Turing Tests: A Framework for Judging Nudging and Techno-Social Engineering of Human Beings.)

"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.
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