Recent Books

Recent Articles, Essays, and Pre-Prints

No Machines in the Garden
JOTWELL, Jan. 13, 2021 (reviewing Rebecca Crootof & BJ Ard, Structuring TechLaw, Harv. J.L. & Tech. (forthcoming))

Fair Play: Notes on the Algorithmic Soccer Referee
23 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. (forthcoming)

The Republic of Letters and the Origins of Scientific Knowledge Commons
in Governing Privacy as Commons (Madelyn Sanfilippo, Katherine J. Strandburg, and Brett M. Frischmann, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2020) (forthcoming)

Tools for Data Governance
2020 Technology & Regulation 29-43

Faculty Perspectives: The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Education
AALS News (Spring 2020)

Oyez, Robot
JOTWELL, Jan. 24, 2020 (reviewing Richard M. Re & Alicia Solow-Niederman, Developing Artificially Intelligent Justice, 22 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 242 (2019))

Knowledge Commons
Commons Digest, International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), No. 21, at 4 (Winter 2019)

What’s News?
6 Crit. Anal. L. 240-251 (2019)

Ostrom Amongst the Machines: Blockchain as a Knowledge Commons
(with Herminio Bodon, Pedro Bustamante, Marcela Gomez, Prashant Krishnamurthy, Ilia Murtazashvili, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Tymofiy Mylovanov, and Martin B.H. Weiss) Cosmos + Taxis (forthcoming)

Is Blockchain the Next Step in the Evolution Chain of Market Intermediaries?
(with Marcela Gomez, Pedro Bustamante, Martin B.H. Weiss, Ilia Murtazashvili, Wilson Law, Tymofiy Mylovanov, and Herminio Bodon, and Prashant Krishnamurthy (peer-reviewed conference proceeding, 2019)

Fucking With the Magic
JOTWELL, Jan. 22, 2019 (reviewing Kristen E. Eichensehr, Digital Switzerlands, 167 U. Pa. L. Rev. 665 (2019))

Tragedy revisited
Science, vol. 362, issue 6420, at 1236 (Dec. 14, 2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw0911 (with Robert Boyd, Tine De Moor, Christopher Dye, Brett M. Frischmann, Kristina M. Gjerde, Harriet Harden-Davies, Matthew O. Jackson, Angela R McLean, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Peter J. Richerson, and Katherine J. Strandburg)

Recent Book Chapters

Data Governance and the Emerging University
in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (Jacob H. Rooksby, ed.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020)

Knowledge Commons
in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. II – Analytical Methods) (Peter Menell and David Schwartz, eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019) (with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg)

The Football as Intellectual Property Object
in A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (Claudy Op Den Kamp and Dan Hunter, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Biobanks as Knowledge Institutions
in Global Genes, Local Concerns: Legal, Ethical, and Scientific Challenges in International Biobanking (Timo Minssen, Janne Rothmar Herrmann, and Jens Schovsbo eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019)

Knowledge Commons
in Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom, and Dan Cole eds.) (Routledge, 2019) (with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg)

An Invitation Regarding Law and Legal Education, and Imagining the Future
U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-03

Recent Presentations, Conferences, and Work in Progress

[See slide decks from recent presentations here.]


Trust, Truth, and Justice: A Soccer Story
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Symposium, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN, February 20, 2020

Third Annual Three Rivers Intellectual Property & Technology Law Colloquium (host and organizer)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (co-sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law), Pittsburgh, PA, January 31, 2020


Governing the World’s Most Valuable Resource
Workshop on “Governing Data as a Resource” Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University, the Netherlands,  22 November 2019

What is a Knowledge Commons Approach?
Smart Regions: Building A Human-Centered Knowledge Commons workshop, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, October 4, 2019

Law’s Futures roundtable, part of the Future Law Works collective
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL, September 27, 2019

Knowledge Commons: A Research Framework and Health Policy Implications
University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1, 2019

Data Governance and the Emerging University
Second Annual Three Rivers Tech & IP Colloquium, Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, January 25, 2019


Kickstarting Learning Outcomes for Hire
7th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference Denver, CO, November 1-2, 2018

The Origins of Knowledge Commons: Open Science in Historical Perspective
Privacy as Knowledge Commons Governance Conference, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova, PA, October 13, 2018

Governing Knowledge Commons: A Short History and Update
IASC World Commons Week Webinar, October 12, 2018

Law’s Futures: New Institutions for Legal Education
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, September 21, 2018

Governing University Knowledge Commons

  • University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Center for Cyber Law and Policy, Haifa, Israel, May 17, 2018
  • Lastowka Academic Roundtable, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA, April 13, 2018

Data Models and the DMCA
Symposium: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act at 20, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, March 24, 2018

Fantastic Fair Use and Where to Find It
Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, February 16, 2018

An Invitation Regarding Law and Legal Education, and Imagining the Future (February 12, 2018) U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-03 [adapted as the foundation for an online symposium at Prawfsblawg, March 2018, here, and here]

Recent Podcast Interviews

The Future Law Podcast
Oral Argument
Ipse Dixit [on “the work of authorship” in copyright] [on soccer refereeing, VAR, and algorithms in judging]
Products of Pittsburgh

[Last updated 19 December 2020]