Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons

Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons

Jyh-An Lee

Over the past twenty years, a number of nonprofit organizations (NPOs), such as Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation have laid essential building blocks for intellectual-commons as a social movement. Through a detailed description of these NPOs and a series of in-depth interviews with their officials, this book demonstrates that NPOs have provided the social structures that are necessary to support the production of intellectual commons.

Front Matter

Jyh-An Lee

Subjects: law - academic, intellectual property law

Extract

Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons LEE 9781781001578 PRINT.indd i 11/10/2012 14:40 LEE 9781781001578 PRINT.indd ii 11/10/2012 14:40 Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons Jyh-An Lee National Chengchi University, Taiwan NATIONAL CHENGCHI UNIVERSITY LEGAL STUDIES SERIES 73 Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA LEE 9781781001578 PRINT.indd iii 11/10/2012 14:40