Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay is a permanent researcher at the CNRS Institute for Communication Sciences.

Email : melanie.dulong-at-cnrs.fr

 

Information and Commons Governance

 
Lead : Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay

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Commons are informational, natural and knowledge resources which are governed collectively by communities of users rather than by State or private actors only. Digital commons, produced and distributed via Information and Communication Technologies, are reproducible and non exclusive, but equally subjected to risks of commodification, exclusion, exhaustion and pollution. Tangible and natural commons, such as traditional knowledge, genetic resources, biodiversity and even share energy reveal comparable stakes in terms of geopolitical power relations, resource preservation and global justice. Methodological frameworks developed for tangible commons are used and compared with cases of digital commons.

The research group studies the techno-legal framework of information sharing and information resources policies and disposal conditions according to two thematics:

Open Access: public sector information, scientific publications, big data, public domain works, digital heritage;

Information commons infrastructure: law and licenses, distributed architectures, platforms, networks and communities, comparison between natural and digital commons.

Information commons production and distribution architectures are museums, libraries, archives and communication networks. The Access to Knowledge movement develops a political agenda, mobilised by online communities. Copyright and open licenses constitute the legal framework for participation and reuse, affecting more largely fundamental rights such as responsibility, transparency, freedom of expression and privacy.

Members of the research group meet for informal discussions on their ongoing research projects and more structured seminar presentations:

- Panayotis Antoniadis, ETH Zurich (Alternative Internets)
- Tristan Berger, Université Paris 1 / CNRS-ISCC
- Shunling Chen, Academia Sinica
- Dulce De La Rosa, Université Paris 2
- Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, CNRS-ISCC
- Hala Essalmawi, Helwan University Cairo / Biblioteca Alexandrina
- Alexandra Giannopoulou, Université Paris 2
- Gaëlle Krikorian, Iris/EHESS
- Pierre-Carl Langlais, Gripic, Université Paris 4
- Hervé Le Crosnier, Université de Caen (Communs de la nature et de la connaissance)
- Marc Lipinski, CNRS (Ouverture des données massives scientifiques)
- Francesca Musiani, CNRS-ISCC (Alternative Internets)
- Esther Sandrine Ngom, Université de Yaoundé II, Soa, Cameroun
- Nancy Thede, Université du Québec
- Félix Tréguer, EHESS

Ongoing projects

netCommons, 2016-2018

H2020 European project on “Network infrastructure as Commons” (netCommons), H2020 Multidisciplinary research on collective awareness platforms (CAPS) Internet Science, 2016-2018, coordinator Università degli Studi di Trento (UniTn).
http://netcommons.eu/

P2PValue, 2013-2016

“Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production in the Future Internet”
European Commission STREP FP7-ICT-2013-10, coordinator University of Surrey, 2013-2016
http://www.p2pvalue.eu/

Web90, 2014-2017

“Heritage, memory and history of the Web of the 1990’s”
French Agency for Research (ANR), 2014-2017
http://web90.hypotheses.org/

Recent projets

Alternet, 2014

“Alternative architectures of the internet: risks of network (de)centralization”
CNRS Mission for Interdisciplinary Programme on Communication Sciences, 2014
Coordinator, with LSE, ETH Zürich and Mines ParisTech
http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1912

LAPSI 2.0, 2013-2014

“Legal aspects of public sector information 2.0”
European Commission Thematic network, FP7-CIP-ICT-PSP-2012-6, coordinator University of Leuven, 2013-2014
http://www.lapsi-project.eu/

ADAM, 2010-2014

“Distributed Architecture and Multiple Multimedia Services”
French Agency for Research (ANR) Programme Contint, coordination Mines ParisTech, CSI, 2010-2014
http://adam.hypotheses.org/

PD4PD, 2014

“Practices and Depositories for The Public Domain”, 2014
Project funded by Creative Commons Google Grant programme
Coordinator Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI) of Academia Sinica
http://www.pd4pd.org

Coordination of recent events

“Reclaiming the Internet” with distributed architectures : rights, technologies, practices, innovation, Mines ParisTech, 2-3 October 2014

The alternative Internet(s) – state of the art and the possible future, Londres, 15-16 September 2014

– Workshop of the Legal Aspect for Public Sector Information thematic network, ISCC, January 2014

Ouverture des données massives scientifiques. Quels risques, quels bénéfices ?, ISCC, 6 December 2013

– LAPSI 2.0 1st conference, The new Public Sector Information directive: what’s next?, Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ljubjana, 24 October 2013

Coopérations scientifiques entre chercheurs et société civile. Quels moyens, quelles modalités, quels résultats ?, ISCC, 24 September 2013