Law and Technology Society and IP Law Society present Brett Frischmann, "Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources"

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Room IV

Infrastructure resources are the subject of many contentious public policy debates, including what to do about crumbling roads and bridges, whether and how to protect our natural environment, energy policy, even patent law reform, universal health care, network neutrality regulation and the future of the Internet. Prof. Frischmann's book Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources devotes much needed attention to understanding how society benefits from infrastructure resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests. Its ideas have broad implications for scholarship and public policy across many fields ranging from traditional infrastructure like roads to environmental economics to intellectual property to Internet policy.