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Latest Articles and Essays

The Futures of Law, Lawyers, and Law Schools: A Dialogue, University of Pittsburgh L. Rev. (forthcoming 2024) (with Sameer M. Ashar, Benjamin H. Barton, and Rachel F. Moran)

On the Governance of Federated Platforms, Proceedings of the 51st Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) (2023) (with Pedro Bustamante, Marcela Gomez, Prashant Krishnamurthy, Ilia Murtazashvili, Balaji Palanisamy, Ali Palida, and Martin B.H. Weiss)

Too Much of a Good Thing? A Governing Knowledge Commons Review of Abundance in Context, Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics Sec. Research Policy and Strategic Management (13 July 2022) DOI: 10.3389/frma.2022.959505 (with Brett M. Frischmann, Madelyn R. Sanfilippo, and Katherine J. Strandburg)

Latest Book Chapters

Smart Cities and Knowledge Commons, in Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons (Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Madelyn R. Sanfilippo, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2023) DOI: 10.1017/9781108938532.002

The Kind of Solution a Smart City Is: Knowledge Commons and Postindustrial Pittsburgh, in Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons (Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, and Madeline R. Sanfilippo eds.) (Cambridge University Press 2023) (reviewed in JOTWELL, here) DOI: 10.1017/9781108938532.009

The Republic of Letters and the Origins of Scientific Knowledge Commons in Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons (Madelyn Sanfilippo, Katherine J. Strandburg, and Brett M. Frischmann, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2021) DOI: 10.1017/9781108749978.007

Latest Books

Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons (Cambridge University Press, 2023) (edited with Brett M. Frischmann and Madelyn R. Sanfilippo) DOI: 10.1017/9781108938532

Governing Medical Knowledge Commons (Katherine J. Strandburg, Brett M. Frischmann, and Michael J. Madison eds.) (Cambridge University Press 2017) DOI: 10.1017/9781316544587

Latest Presentations and Conferences

[See slide decks from recent presentations here.]

Do You Speak Climate Change? A Knowledge Commons Exploration of the IPCC, Environmental Knowledge Commons book conference, University of Indiana Bloomington Ostrom Workshop, Bloomington, IN, October 9, 2023

Going Forward: Last, Policy, Ethics, and Norms, Mapping Copyright’s Application to Generative Artificial Intelligence, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington, DC, September 29, 2023

Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons, Carnegie Mellon University Metro21 Smart Cities Institute and Remaking Cities Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, September 19, 2023

A Knowledge Commons Primer for Data Governance Research, and More, Lewis & Clark Law School Fall Forum, Portland, OR, September 8, 2023

Down With Law (What Cyberlaw Has Taught), Lastowka Cyberlaw Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA, May 13, 2023

Policy Panel, Carnegie Mellon University Secure Blockchain Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, May 9, 2023

The Future of Legal Education Reform: We’re Done. What’s Next?, Disarmed, Distracted, Disconnected, and Distressed: Modern Legal Education and the Unmaking of American Lawyers, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Law & Humanities Institute (in person), Pittsburgh, PA, April 20-21 2023

Book launch for Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons, co-presented with Karen Lightman, Executive Director of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, April 12, 2023

Unsettled: Frames for Examining Generative Artificial Intelligence, University of Pittsburgh annual Senate Plenary, Pittsburgh, PA, April 4, 2023

Biomedicine and the Many Uses of Knowledge Commons, the Enabling Openness in Australian Stem Cell Research (EOAR) research cluster at the University of Adelaide, March 29, 2023

OSS [Open Source Software] Sustainability Forum at the Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA, March 5-7, 2023

Sixth Annual Three Rivers Intellectual Property and Technology Law Colloquium (co-host), University of Pittsburgh School of Law (co-sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law), January 27, 2023

Podcast Interviews

All podcast appearances

The Future Law Podcast [co-host]

Penn State Dickinson State Profiles in Leadership

EdUp Legal

Oral Argument

Ipse Dixit [on “the work of authorship” in copyright] [on soccer refereeing, VAR, and algorithms in judging]

Products of Pittsburgh

Information Ecosystems

Open Educational Resources

Learning module: Data Governance, part of the Information Ecosystems Cookbook (May 17, 2022)

Syllabus and free/open materials: Copyright Law (Spring 2023)

Syllabus and free/open materials: Leadership (Spring 2023)

Syllabus and free/open materials: Trademark Law (Fall 2021)

Writing about Postindustrial Cities and Pittsburgh

What You Flush Isn’t Yours: Is it government overreach when private life offers public data?, Postindustrial, June 4, 2023

Food and the Future of Postindustrial Cities, Postindustrial, December 22, 2022

Public Art for Postindustrial Cities, Postindustrial, November 12, 2022

On Stadium Names, Artificial Intelligence, and Pittsburgh Poetry, Postindustrial, August 15, 2022

Pittsburgh’s Future Isn’t Local, Postindustrial, May 5, 2022

Alumni Activism and Community Building

Alumni Associations should help tackle humanity’s big challenges, Times Higher Education, November 18, 2021 (with Martin Skladany)

[Last updated 24 October 2023; images via Stable Diffusion]