Information Ecology Lecture Series | Catherine L. Fisk, Working Knowledge

Professor Fisk will present her work examining the rise of corporate ownership of intellectual property in the nineteenth century. This work is based on extensive research into nineteenth century law as well as the practices of several large and small firms, including Dupont, Rand-McNally, and law book publishers, that employed people who created patented and copyrighted works. It argues that the rise of corporate intellectual property necessitates development of an alternative non-property regime to acknowledge and reward innovation by employees. This lecture is open to all, and is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain as part of the Information Ecology Lecture Series.

Recorded on April 14, 2005.

Full title: Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation & the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930.

Series: Information Ecology Lecture Series.

Appearing: James Boyle (Duke Law), host/introductions ; Catherine Fisk (Duke Law), speaker.