Anne Wells Branscomb - Published Books

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Book CoverMy Own Sense of Place: A Southern View with a Northern Exposure (Franklin, TN: Hillsboro Press 1999). This is a lovely new edition of the essays she worked on over many years and completed as a book just weeks before her passing. She tells of her experience juggling the roles of lawyer, wife and mother, of combining the social skills of a Southern belle with the competitive mind of a Yankee lawyer with humor and wisdom from which men as well as women can benefit. Now available from for $20 (no extra charges for shipping).

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

Emerging Law on the Electronic Frontier, (The Hampton Press Communication Series Communications and the Law) edited by Anne Branscomb and Susan Drucker to be published by Hampton Press, 23 Broadway, suite 208, Cresskill, NJ 07626. To read a draft of the first chapter by Anne Branscomb, "Cyberspaces: Familiar Territory or Lawless Frontiers?" click here.

"Cybercommunities and Cybercommerce: Can We Learn to Cope?", by Anne Wells Branscomb, chapter 20 in Benjamin M. Compaine and William H. Read, editors, Information Resources Policy Handbook: Research for the Information Age (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1999).

The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age (2000) Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council, National Academy Press 2000. Prepared by a committee chaired by Randall Davis of MIT. Anne Branscomb did not live to be an author, but in a planning meeting December 12, 1994, she raised 5 intellectual property areas that need resolution and are dealt with in this book: (1) protecting software interfaces while encouraging similarity rather than differentiation of expression, (2) applying the standards of the electronic community rather than of the local community, (3) establishing commonly accepted electronic markers for defining environments, (4) making some value judgments about the appropriateness of anonymous messages; and (5) making recommendations about varying levels of responsibility of information providers and managers of electronic networks.