For now, this is a list of published work and forthcoming publications.  Many drafts are available online at my author page on and elsewhere. Also, I have begun to archive my papers on this website. (Don't ask why I only have a few papers per Archive page. I'm trying to fix that.)


Infrastructure:  The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford University Press, March 2012).

Cyberlaw:  Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age (4th ed., 2010) (with Patricia Bellia, Paul Berman, and David Post).

Governing the Knowledge Commons (eds. Brett Frischmann, Michael Madison & Katherine Strandburg, Oxford University Press, 2014). 

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Thoughts on Techno-Social Engineering of Humans and the Freedom to be Off (or Free from Such Engineering)
, 17 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 535 (2016). [available online]

Retrospecives: The Marginal Cost Controversy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 193-206 (2015) (with Christiaan Hogendorn, Wesleyan University, Economics).  [available online]

Understanding the Problem of Social Cost, Journal of Institutional Economics, Issue 11(2) (June 2015) (issue commemorating work of Ronald H. Coase) (with Alain Marciano, Université de Montpellier, Economics). [available online] (cookies required for pdf)

Two Enduring Lessons from Elinor Ostrom, Journal of Institutional Economics (2013) (issue commemorating work of Elinor Ostrom).  [available online] (cookies required for pdf)

Compliance Institutions in Treaties, 7 Review of Law and Economics (2011) (with Jim Hartigan, University of Oklahoma, Economics). [available online]

Revitalizing Essential Facilities, 75 Antitrust Law Journal 1 (2008) (with Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago). [available online here and here]

Network Neutrality and The Economics of an Information Superhighway, 47 Jurimetrics 383 (2007) (with Barbara van Schewick, Stanford). [available online here, here, and here]

Evaluating the Demsetzian Trend in Copyright Law, 3 Review of Law and Economics (2007). [draft available online]

  • Harold Demsetz, Frischmann’s View of “Toward a Theory of Property Rights,” 4 Review of Law and Economics (2008) (responding to my article). [available online]
  • Spillovers Theory and Its Conceptual Boundaries, 51 William & Mary Law Review 801 (2009) (responding in part to Demsetz’s essay). [available online]

Articles in Law Reviews

Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment, Cornell Law Review (2010) (with Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh, and Katherine Strandburg, NYU). [available online]

  • Special issue of Cornell Law Review dedicated to our article with commentary on the piece from Professors Thrainn Eggertsson, Wendy Gordon, Gregg Macey, Robert Merges, Elinor Ostrom, and Larry Solum. [available online]

Environmental Infrastructure, 35 Ecology Law Quarterly 151 (2008). [available online]

  • Special issue focused on applications of my infrastructure commons theory.  Featured articles written by Professors David Driesen, Gregory Mandel, Marc Poirier, and myself. [available online]

Cultural Environmentalism and The Wealth of Networks, 74 University of Chicago Law Review 1083 (2007) (reviewing Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (2006)). [available online]

Spillovers, 107 Columbia Law Review 257 (2007) (with Mark A. Lemley, Stanford). [available online here and here]

  • According to Shapiro and Pearce, The Most-Cited Articles of All Time, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 1483, 1497 (2012), Spillovers is the most cited article published in 2007.

An Economic Theory of Infrastructure and Commons Management, 89 Minnesota Law Review 917 (2005). [available online and here]

  • Lawrence Lessig, Reply: Re-Marking the Progress in Frischmann, 89 Minnesota Law Review 1031 (2005) (responding to my article).

A Dynamic Institutional Theory of International Law, 51 Buffalo Law Review 679 (2003).

Privatization and Commercialization of the Internet Infrastructure:  Rethinking Market Intervention into Government and Government Intervention into the Market, 2 Columbia Science and Technology Law Review 1 (2001).

Using the Multi-Layered Nature of International Emissions Trading and of International-Domestic Legal Systems to Escape a Multi-State Compliance Dilemma, 13 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 463 (2001).

The Evolving Common Law Doctrine of Copyright Misuse:  A Unified Theory and its Application to Software, 15 Berkeley Technology Jaw Journal 865 (2000) (with Daniel Moylan). 

  • Cited in In re Napster Litigation, 191 F.Supp.2d 1087 (N.D. Cal., Feb 22, 2002).

Innovation and Institutions: Rethinking the Economics of U.S. Science and Technology Policy, 24 Vermont Law Review 347 (2000).

Symposium Articles

Intergenerational Progress, Wisconsin Law Review (2011) (with Mark McKenna, Notre Dame Law School).

Spillovers Theory and Its Conceptual Boundaries, 51 William & Mary Law Review 801 (2009).

The University as Constructed Cultural Commons, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (2009) (with Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh, and Katherine Strandburg, NYU)

The Pull of Patents, 77 Fordham Law Review 2143 (2009).

Speech, Spillovers, and the First Amendment, 2008 University of Chicago Legal Forum (2008).

Some Thoughts on Shortsightedness and Intergenerational Equity, 36 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 457 (2005).

Infrastructure Commons, 2005 Michigan State Law Review 1 (2004).

The Prospect of Reconciling Internet and Cyberspace, 35 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 205 (2003).

Shorter Works

Online Essay, Doctrinal Precedence Among the Hatch-Waxman Act, the Patent Act, and the Sherman Act, Patently-O, Mar. 13, 2013, at

Chapter, Access to Infrastructure in Economic Perspective, in Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age, 2d. ed. (Lorenzo Pupillo & William Lehr eds., 2009) (college/university textbook).

Book Review, Avoiding a Cliff Dive, reviewing Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, 321 Science 491 (July, 25 2008) (peer reviewed).

Online Essay, Infrastructure Commons in Economic Perspective, First Monday, vol. 12, num. 6 (June 2007) (peer reviewed), at

Chapter, The Evolving Doctrine of Copyright Misuse, Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (Ed. Peter Yu, Praeger, 2007) (with Daniel Moylan).

Peer-to-Peer Technology as Infrastructure: An Economic Argument For Retaining Sony’s Safe Harbor For Technologies Capable of Substantial Noninfringing Uses, 52 Journal of the Copyright Society 329 (2005) (peer reviewed).

Commissioned chapter, Commercializing University Research Systems in Economic Perspective: A View from the Demand Side, in University Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer:  Process, Design, and Intellectual Property, volume 16, Elsevier Science/JAI Press Series:  Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth series (2005).

Chapter, A Comparative Analysis of Compliance Institutions in International Trade Law and International Environmental Law, in Handbook of International Trade: Economic and Legal Analysis of Laws and Institutions (Jim Hartigan ed., 2004). 

Book Note, 11 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 235 (1998) (reviewing Law and Economics of the Environment (Erling Eide & Roger van den Bergh eds., 1996)).

Chapter, The role of universities in the generation of ESTs, in ATAS XII-The Role of Publicly Funded Research and Publicly Owned Technologies in the Transfer and Diffusion of Environmentally Sound Technologies 371 (United Nations 2000) (with Daehyun Kim and Kunsoo Kim), available at