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
- Stefano Crabu, CNRS-ISCC
- 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
- Dominique Trudel
- Stéphane Wenderbecq

Research 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).

GDR NoST, 2016-2021

Research Group on Norms, Science and Technology, with 50+ French teams, supported by CNRS.

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

Web90, 2014-2017

“Heritage, memory and history of the Web of the 1990’s”
French Agency for Research (ANR), 2014-2017

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

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

ADAM, 2010-2014

“Distributed Architecture and Multiple Multimedia Services”
French Agency for Research (ANR) Programme Contint, coordination Mines ParisTech, CSI, 2010-2014

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

Coordination of recent events

– Workshop on Community Networks and Telecom Regulation, European Parliament, Brussels, 17 October 2017, with Félix Tréguer and Federica Giovanella.

– 4S Conference Society for Social Study of Science, Boston, 1st September 2017, 2 panels "Citizen Science Politics and Practices", session 1 and session 2, co-organized with Shun-Ling Chen and Iris Eisenberger.

Les communs artistiques. Une conférence illustrée, 7 octobre 2015, 16h à 19h, ISCC, dans le cadre du festival Le temps des communs.

– Journée d’étude Les connaissances scientifiques : biens privés, publics ou communs ?, 6 octobre 2015, ISCC, dans le cadre du festival Le temps des communs.

“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.

Communs de la nature et des connaissances, ISCC, 4 December 2012.