Robert P. Merges,
Contracting into Liability Rules: Intellectual Property Rights and Collective Rights Organizations, 84
Cal L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/2118
Focuses on the role played by collective rights organizations (CRO) in the development and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR). Description of CRO; Origins of such organizations; Description of how the organizations operate; Features of the entitlement theory concerning intellectual property rights; Design principles for IPR exchange institutions.