[nexa] SAVE THE DATE 25-28 June 2013: course in “Law and economics of shared infrastructure” - Prof. Brett M. Frischmann

J.C. DE MARTIN demartin at polito.it
Fri Jun 7 11:32:10 CEST 2013

Sono aperte le iscrizioni al corso del prof. Frischmann.
Il corso è gratuito e le iscrizioni verranno accettate fino ad 
esaurimento posti.
Per le modalità di iscrizione vedere: http://nexa.polito.it/2013-frischmann

Non è previsto streaming, sorry; però potete comprare il suo libro
o vedere la registrazione del talk che aveva tenuto
al Centro Nexa l'anno scorso (v. sotto).

juan carlos

On 30/05/13 12:48, Giuseppe Futia wrote:
> +++ SAVE THE DATE +++
> The Doctoral School of the Politecnico di Torino 
> (http://dottorato.polito.it <http://dottorato.polito.it/>)
> and the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, DAUIN, Politecnico di 
> Torino (http://nexa.polito.it <http://nexa.polito.it/>)
> are proud to announce the following short course:
> “*Law and economics of shared infrastructure*”
> *Prof. Brett M. Frischmann*
> *
> *
> Politecnico di Torino, 25-28 June 2013, 9-12AM
> Information about room, registration process and credits will be 
> available shortly (monitor URL: http://nexa.polito.it/2013-frischmann)
> Day One:  Overview of Infrastructure Economics and Key Concepts from 
> Microeconomics  (Chapters 1-3)
> Day Two:  Economics of Infrastructure Commons (Chapters 4-5)
> Day Three:  Supply & Incentives; Congestion (Chapters 7-8)
> Day Four:  Applications (Two or three chapters from second half of the 
> book; perhaps communication, transportation, and Internet)  (could 
> have each student choose a chapter and be prepared to give short 
> presentation and raise questions for class to discuss)
> 1. Infrastructure - The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford 
> University Press, 2012)
> http://global.oup.com/academic/product/infrastructure-9780199975501?q=Frischmann&lang=en&cc=us
> 2. Book introduction: 
> http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2000962
> 3. Video of the talk at the Nexa Center in July 2012: 
> http://nexa.polito.it/2012-frischmann
> Brett Frischmann is Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School 
> of Law, Yeshiva University, where he teaches intellectual property and 
> Internet law. He is currently the Director of Cardozo's IP and 
> Information Law Program, an Affiliated Scholar of the Center for 
> Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and an Affiliated Faculty 
> Member of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory 
> and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. He received a BA in 
> Astrophysics from Columbia University, an MS in Earth Resources 
> Engineering from Columbia University, and a JD from the Georgetown 
> University Law Center. After clerking for the Honorable Fred I. Parker 
> of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practicing at 
> Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC, he joined the Loyola 
> University, Chicago law faculty in 2002.
> There is a debate raging concerning the merits of private control over 
> (or conversely, open access to) various types of resources.  It takes 
> place in a number of fields, including the intellectual property and 
> cyberlaw literatures, as well as broader public debates concerning 
> propertization, privatization, deregulation, and commercialization of 
> such diverse things as communications networks, government services, 
> national forests and scientific research.  On the private control 
> side, there is robust economic theory in support of the market 
> mechanism with minimal government regulation.  By contrast, on the 
> open access side, there is a frequent call for protecting the 
> “commons,” but the theoretical support for this prescriptive call is 
> underdeveloped from an economics perspective.  In fact, many that 
> oppose propertization, privatization, deregulation, and 
> commercialization view economics (the discipline) with sincere 
> suspicion and doubt.
> In this short course, Professor Brett Frischmann will discuss insights 
> from his recent book, Infrastructure:  The Social Value of Shared 
> Resources (Oxford 2012).  He will explain why there are strong 
> economic arguments for managing and sustaining infrastructure 
> resources in an openly accessible manner.  Professor Frischmann  will 
> help students obtain a better understanding of how these fundamental 
> resources generate value for society and how decisions regarding 
> access to such resources affects social welfare.
> The key insights from this analysis are that infrastructure resources 
> generate value as inputs into a wide range of productive processes and 
> that the outputs from these processes are often public goods and 
> social goods that generate positive externalities that benefit society 
> as a whole.  Managing such resources in an openly accessible manner 
> may be socially desirable from an economic perspective because doing 
> so facilitates these downstream productive activities.  For example, 
> managing the Internet infrastructure in an openly accessible manner 
> facilitates active citizen involvement in the production and sharing 
> of public and social goods.  Over the past decade, this has led to 
> increased opportunities for a wide range of citizens to engage in 
> entrepreneurship, political discourse, social network formation and 
> community building, among many other activities.
> For more information: Prof. Juan Carlos De Martin, E-mail: 
> demartin at polito.it <mailto:demartin at polito.it>, phone: 011-090-7217
> -- 
> -------------------------------------------------
> Giuseppe Futia
> Communication Manager
> Nexa Center for Internet & Society
> Politecnico di Torino - DAUIN
> Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 - 10129 Torino
> web: http://nexa.polito.it <http://nexa.polito.it/>
> mail: giuseppe.futia at polito.it <mailto:giuseppe.futia at polito.it>
> tel. +39 011 090 7219
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