National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
The Institute of Communication Sciences (ISCC) is a research center jointly supervised by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris Sorbonne University and University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC).
Its activities, spanned in 12 research groups, are dedicated to interdisciplinary research in communication science with a special interest in the interaction between science, technologies and society. In particular, 3 research groups are dedicated to the interplay of the internet and other digital technologies and society.
The Information and Commons Governance research group studies the techno-legal framework and policies of information sharing, Open Access (to Public Sector Information, scientific data and publications, public domain works and digital heritage), and the infrastructure for digital commons (law and licenses, distributed architectures, platforms, networks, citizen science and peer-production communities).