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
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