From public domain to public interest

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Steven Wilf


This brief essay is an exploration of how the public domain came to achieve its place as a focus of attention, how it shaped a generation of scholars, and why public interest might be a more salient construct for thinking about how to foster a public-directed system of global knowledge governance. In short, this is the story of the rise, fall, and reincarnation – as public interest – of the public domain.


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Wilf, S. (2020). From public domain to public interest. Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny I Socjologiczny, 82(2), 5-18.


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