Readership: Scholars and students of law, humanities and social sciences, students of cultural studies and intellectual property law, and policy-makers
Laura J. Murray, Associate Professor, Department of English, Queen's University, Canada, S. Tina Piper, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, and Kirsty Robertson, Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario
Laura J. Murray is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen's University. Her work in Indigenous Studies and American Literary History informs her work on copyright law. With Samuel E. Trosow, she is author of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide (2007, 2013).
S. Tina Piper is Assistant Professor of Law at McGill University. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford explored the relationship between the professionalization of U.K. physicians and their Intellectual Property practices. She has also published on IP practices in the Canadian military, and on how present-day independent music labels in Montreal use and avoid IP law.
Kirsty Robertson is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Museum Studies in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario. Her research focuses on activism, visual culture, and changing economies.
"This book is an interdisciplinary effort by three Canadian scholars... The combination of [their] backgrounds means that the book is accessible to a wide reach of readers, all the more so for its use of contemporary, unique and accessible case studies." - Emma Linklater, European Journal of Legal Studies
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Copyright Over the Boarder: Freedom, Commons, Appropriation
Chapter 3: No One Would Murder for a Pattern: Crafting IP in Online Knitting Communities
Chapter 4: Growing a Patent Culture: Plant Hormones Research and the National Research Council
Chapter 5: Exchange Practices Among Nineteenth-century US Newspaper Editors: Cooperation in Competition
Chapter 6: Copying and the Case of the Legal Profession
Chapter 7: Cultural Labor in a Small City: Motivations, Rewards, and Social Dynamics
Chapter 8: The Art of the Copy: Labor, Originality, and Value in the Contemporary Art Market