Anne Wells Branscomb - Publications 1960 - 1997

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My Own Sense of Place: A Southern View with a Northern Exposure, Hardcover republication in 1999 of the private printing under the title A Southern View with a Northern Exposure,1997. Available from the Branscomb Family Foundation.


Hardcover - Revised, April 1999: "Cybercommerce and Cybercommunities: Can We Learn to Cope?" Incidental Paper of the Harvard University Program on Information Resource Policy, 1996.


"Anonymity, Autonomy, and Accountability as Challenges to the First Amendment in Cyberspaces, 104 Yale Law Journal 1639, Special Symposium on The First Amendment and the New Media, May 1995.

"Lessons from the Past: Legal and Medical Databases," 35 Jurimetrics 417 (Summer 1995).

"Internet Babylon? Does the Carnegie Mellon Study of Pornography on the Information Superhighway Reveal a Threat to the Stability of Society?" 83 Georgetown Law Journal 1935, June 1995.


"Roadblocks to the Global Infobahn," Third Annual Annenberg Lecture, Annenberg School for Communication, October 19, 1994, Publication No 1, Annenberg Public Policy Center.

"The Economics of Information: Defining the Public and Private Domains," Keynote Speech to ASIS Annual Convention, October 17, 1994 (published in ASIS newsletter 1994).

"Challenges to the Law in Cyberspace," the American Association for the Advancement of Science project on Computer Use and Abuse Project, 1994.

Who Owns Information? (New York, NY: Basic Books, 1994)

"A Tour Through the Legal Landscape of Cyberspace," National Research Council, Chapter 3 of Report on the Rights and Responsibilities of Computer Network Users and Providers (National Academy Press 1994).

"Public and Private Domains of Information," chapter to be published in text book edited by John Eger of the San Diego State University, International Communications Center


"Jurisdictional Quandaries for Global Networks," chapter 5 in Linda M. Harasim, editor, Global Networks (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993).


"Common Law for the Electronic Frontier," Vol. 265, No.3, p. 154-158, special issue of Scientific American on computer networks, September 1991.

"Extending Press Freedoms: The Newest 'Publishers' Need No Presses to 'Print' Their Messages," The Quill, September 1991, p. 20-21.

"Technological Rips in the Fabric of Intellectual Property Law", Annual Review of Communications and Society, Aspen Institute 199O. (reprinted by Harvard University, Program on Information Resources Policies, 1991).


"Punishment Without Jails for the Miscreant Hacker", 9 Information Technology 4-8, Summer 1990.

"Rogue Computer Programs and Computer Rogues: Tailoring the Punishment to Fit the Crime", 16 Rutgers Computer Technology and Law Journal 1-61, vol. 1, 1990.

"Computer Software: Protecting the Crown Jewels of the Information Society", Intellectual Property, Science, Technology and Economic Development (Boulder, CO: Westview Press 1990).


Rogue Computer Programs: Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, and Time Bombs (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Program on Information Resources Policy (September 1989).

"Legal Rights of Access to Transnational Data", Electronic Highways for World Trade 287-304 (Boulder, CO: Westview Press 1989).


Nurturing Creativity in a Competitive Global Marketplace, Harvard University Program on Information Resources Policy (November 1988); republished in Martin L. Ernst, et al, Mastering the Changing Information World, chapter 4 (Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing 1993).

"Who Owns Creativity? Property Rights in the Information Age", Technology Review, May-June 1988.

"Videotext: Global Progress and Comparative Policies", 38 Journal of Communication 50, Winter 1988.


"Who Owns Information?", Transnational Data and Communications Report, p. 9-11, June 1986.

"Law and Culture in the Information Age" Information Society, Vol. 4 No. 4 (1986).

Toward a Law of Global Communications Networks, editor, (New York, NY, London, U.K.: Longman 1986).

"Who Owns Information?" occasional paper no. 2 of the Gannett Center for Media Studies of Columbia University, 1986 (now Freedom Forum Media Studies).


"Property Rights in Information", Information Technologies and Social Transformation, p. 81-120, (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1985).

The Accommodation of Intellectual Property Law to the Introduction of New Technologies, a report prepared for the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, February 1985.


"Electronic Publishing: A Global View of Videotex" 36 Federal Communications Bar Journal 119-147, Summer 1984.

"The Legal Infrastructure For Global Information Transport," Transnational Data Report, vol. 4, June 1984.


"Global Governance of Global Networks", 36 Vanderbilt Law Review 785-1083, special symposium on "The New Technology in the Communications Industry: Legal Problems in a Brave New World", May 1983.

"The Legal Infrastructure for Global Information Transport", International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication Forum, 1983.

"United States: Diversity and Pluralism in a Competitive Marketplace," Communications Policy in Developed Countries Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd., 1983.

"Principles for Global Telecommunications Systems", chapter 22, World Communication: A Handbook, Longman/Annenberg 1983.

"Policy Planning Considerations for the Future", Chapter 10, Telecom Pacific, North Holland, 1983.


Concerns from Coolfont, report from Phase II - Legal and Policy Issues, ABA Project on International Information Networks, December 1982.

"The Impact of New Media on Broadcast Policy in the U.S.," ITU Society of Japan, 1982, no. 12 (published only in Japanese).

"Beyond Deregulation: Designing the Information Infrastructure" The Information Society, p. 167-190, 1982 (republished in Japanese).


"Grassroots Telecommunications", OMNI, December, 1981.

"Finding One's Place in a Multi-Media Society", Communications in the Twenty-First Century, John R. Wiley, 1981.

"Moving Data Between Computers", Computers and the Law, 3rd ed., Commerce Clearing House, 1981.

"Knowing How to Know", Science, Technology, and Human Values, vol. 6, no. 36, MIT Press, Summer 1981.

"Developing Principles for International information Networks", Proceedings, Pacific Telecommunications Conference, January 1981.

Computers, Communications, and Public Policy, Chaired Working group which developed recommendations on international issues, National Academy Press, 1981.


"The Communications Environment, Pre-TV and Post-TV", Aspen Institute, Project on the First Twenty Years of Life, June 1980.

Learning Environments for Innovation, A Report of the Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Board (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, May 1980).

"Knowing How to Know: Science Literacy and Public Policy", A Report to the National Science Foundation, NTIS PB 80-209281, July 1980.

"A View of the U.S. Telecommunications Policies", (with George Lissandrello), Proceedings, Pacific Telecommunications Conference, January 1980.


"Making WARC Work", Foreign Policy, Spring 1979.

"The Broadcast Reform Movement: At the Crossroads", (with Maria Savage), Journal of Communications, vol.28, no. 4, pp. 25-34, Autumn 1978, reprinted in Emery and Smythe, Readings in Mass Communications, Wm. Brown, l979.


"Broadcast Reform at the Crossroads", A Report to the Rockefeller Brother's Fund, (with Maria Savage), Kalba Bowen, June 1978.

Symposium on Diversity in Broadcasting, organized for the Journal of Communication, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 29-88, Spring 1978.


"Public Broadcasting Down Under", Public Telecommunications Review, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 33-37, 1978.

"Media Convergence and Message Diversity", Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Summer 1977.

"Bundling Communications Policy for the New Administration", Telecommunications Policy, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 212-220, 1977.

Summary Report Recommending a Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting, Carnegie Task Force on Public Broadcasting, June 9, 1977, reprinted in Public Telecommunications Review, vol. 5, no. 3 pp. 9-17, May-June 1977.


"Anticipating Communications Impacts-Planning for More Effective Service", Impact of Solutions — Assessing Impacts of Northeast Issues, National Science Foundation and Vermont State Planning Office, Burlington, Vt., December 1976.

"The Future of Computerized Information Systems: The Legal, Political, and Regulatory Environment", ch. 3, Computer Networking in the University: Success and Potential, EDUCOM, 1976.

Public Television: Toward Higher Ground, ch. 2, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, (Praeger, 1976).


The First Amendment as a Shield or a Sword: An Integrated Look at Regulation of Multi-Media Ownership, Rand Corporation, P-5418, A Report to the National Science Foundation, NTIS: AD-AO22, 170/5SL, 1975.

"A Crisis of Identity: Public Broadcasting and the Law", Public Telecommunications Review, vol. 3, no. 1, pp.10-23, February 1975.

"Pollution of the Wasteland: Political Spot Announcements", Proceedings, International Communications Association, April 1975.

"The Cable Fable: Will It Come True?", Journal of Communication, vol. 25, no. 1, p. 44f., Winter 1975, (republished in Japanese and reprinted in Dennis, E.E., Ismach, A.H. and Gillmor, D.M., Evolving Issues in Mass Communication, P 354-62, (St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1978).

Middletown: Telecommunications Needs, Resources and Potential, A Report to the Middletown, Connecticut Cable Advisory Committee, (with Konrad K. Kalba and Carroll W. Bowen) Project Director, Kalba Bowen, March 1975.


Cable Advisory Committees and the Licensing Process, A Report to the Massachusetts Cable Television Commission, Kalba Bowen, September 1974.

"The TelePrompTer Syndrome: Will Cable Fulfill Its Promise?" Harvard Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy, NTIS, PB-232334/AS, 1974.


"Citizen Access to the Media", Ch. 5, Aspen Notebook on Government and the Media, (Boulder, CO: Praeger Press, 1973).


"Should Political Broadcasting Be Fair or Equal", George Washington Law Review, vol. 30, p. 63f, 1961.


"An Analysis of Attempts to Prohibit Racial Discrimination in the Sale and Rental of Publicly Assisted Private Housing", George Washington Law Review, vol. 28, p. 758, 1960.