Open Source Property

About This Project

Open Source Property: A Free Casebook is a free resource for instructors and students of the first-year Property Law course at American law schools, and anyone else with an interest in the subject. It is edited by:

Copyright and License Information

Open Source Property is copyright 2015-16 by Stephen Clowney, James Grimmelmann, Michael Grynberg, Jeremy Sheff, and Rebecca Tushnet. It may be reused under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International license, More specifically:

    • All of our contributions, including the selection and arrangement of materials and any original notes and questions, are hereby made available for reuse under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license.
    • All excerpts from cases and statutes are public-domain and may be freely reused. All materials in which once-applicable copyrights have expired are public-domain and may be freely reused.
    • Where excerpts from books, articles, or photos have been used with permission, we have noted this in the text, footnotes, or captions. Uses other than as part of these materials may require separate permission from the copyright owners, or another justification under copyright law.
    • All other excerpts of copyrighted materials are used herein under the fair use provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 107. We think our interpretation of fair use is right, but we don’t guarantee it, and your situation may be different if you make a use other than as part of these materials.

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Open Source Property is available online in .docx, .pdf, and/or .epub format from our download page.

Teacher’s manuals and slides are available from our password-protected instructors page. Please email the editors from your institutional email account to request a password.