Fencing off Ideas: Enclosure & the Disappearance of the Public Domain

Daedalus, Vol. 131, No. 2, Spring 2002

13 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2017

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James Boyle

Duke University School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2002

Abstract

The enclosure movement continues to draw our attention. It offers irresistible ironies about the two-edged sword of "respect for property" and lessons about the role of the state in making controversial, policy-laden decisions to define property rights in ways that subsequently come to seem both natural and neutral.

Keywords: Property Rights, Public Domain, Enclosure, Internet, Innovation

Suggested Citation

Boyle, James, Fencing off Ideas: Enclosure & the Disappearance of the Public Domain (March 1, 2002). Daedalus, Vol. 131, No. 2, Spring 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3084184

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