Publications

Books

Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online

Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online, Rosemary J. Coombe, Darren Wershler, and Martin Zeilinger, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014) 464 pp.

Dynamic Fair Dealing argues that only a dynamic, flexible, and equitable approach to cultural ownership can accommodate the astonishing range of ways that we create, circulate, manage, attribute, and make use of digital cultural objects.

2014

University of Toronto Press


The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation and the Law

The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation and the Law, Rosemary J. Coombe (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998) 462 pp. Reprinted in 2008.

Logos, trademarks, national insignia, brand names, celebrity images, design patents, and advertising texts are vibrant signs in a consumer culture governed by a regime of intellectual property laws. In The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties, professor of law and cultural anthropologist Rosemary J. Coombe brings an illuminating ethnographic approach to an analysis of authorship and the role law plays in shaping the various meanings that animate these protected properties in the public sphere.

1998

Duke University Press


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Chapters in Edited Anthologies

“Neoliberalism, Heritage Regimes, and Cultural Rights: Politics in Assemblage”

(with Lindsay M. Weiss)

2015

in Global Heritage: A Reader (Wiley-Blackwell)


“The Limits of Heritage: Corporate Interests and Cultural Rights on Resource Frontiers”

(with Melissa F. Baird)

2015

in A Companion to Heritage Studies (Wiley-Blackwell)


“Introducing Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Digital Culture”

(with Darren Wershler and Martin Zeilinger)

2014

in Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online (University of Toronto Press)


“The Evolution of Cultural Heritage Ethics Via Human Rights Norm”

(with Nicole Aylwin)

2014

in Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online (University of Toronto Press)


“Marks Indicating Conditions of Origin in Rights-based and Sustainable Development”

(with Nicole Aylwin)

2014

in Law in Transition: Human Rights, Development and Restorative Justice, An Osgoode Reader (Hart Publishing)


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Journal Articles

“Bordering diversity and desire: using intellectual property to mark place-based products”

(with Nicole Aylwin)

2011

(Special Issue of) Environment and Planning A: Society and Space New Borders of Consumption


“What’s Feminist about Open Access? A Relational Approach to Copyright in the Academy”

(with Carys Craig and Joseph F. Turcotte)

2011

feminists@law: An Open Access Journal of Feminist Legal Scholarship


“Honing a Critical Cultural Study of Human Rights”

2010

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies


“Intellectual Property Issues in Heritage Management – Part 2: Legal Dimensions, Ethical Considerations, and Collaborative Research Practices”

(with George Nicholas, Catherine Bell, John Welch, Brian Noble, Jane Anderson, Kelly Bannister, and Joe Watkins)

2010

Journal of Heritage Management


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Conference Proceedings

Preserving Cultural Diversity through the Preservation of Biological Diversity

2000

The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health


Culture: Anthropology’s Old Vice or International Law’s New Virtue?

1999

79 Proceedings of the American Society for International Law Annual Meetings


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Editorial Contributions

“Foreword: Diversifying Intellectual Property”

2015

Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests and Intersections


Making Music in the Soundscapes of the Law

A foreword to Joanna Demers’ Steal This: Music How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity

2005

A foreword to Joanna Demers’ Steal This: Music How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity


En/gendering and Identifying the Forms of Emergent Civil Societies: New Directions in Political Anthropology

1997

Guest-editor’s introduction to a special issue on Civil Society in Postcolonial Contexts. PoLAR: Political & Legal Anthropology Review


The Potential for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Intellectual Property Scholarship

1991

Introduction to a special issue on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intellectual Property Issues for the Intellectual Property Journal


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Columns and Comments

Cultural Pluralism Protects Traditional Knowledge

(with Nicole Aylwin)

2006

Media Development


Cultural Rights and Intellectual Property Debates.

2005

Human Rights Dialogue: An International Forum for Debating Human Rights


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Book Reviews

Rethinking Creativity and Value

Review of Johanna Gibson, Creating Selves: Intellectual Property and the Narration of Culture

2008

Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice


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Policy Reports