In a profile about Darren Wershler, professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Waterloo Region Record touched on a forthcoming collaboration between Wershler and York Professor Rosemary Coombe, Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication & Culture on May 7:
Through his research, Wershler is working to bring about policy change. He is a principal investigator for Artmob, an initiative to build an online archive of publicly licensed Canadian art and literature.
Wershler and fellow Artmob researcher Rosemary Coombe, Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture at York University, are editing a volume of essays by a diverse spectrum of writers, legal scholars, artists, anthropologists and cultural studies professors that will be called Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online.
Wershler and Coombe will explore current practices of dynamic fair-dealing. They will look at how artists and writers are actually creating, circulating and managing digital cultural objects, and how these practices can present alternatives to traditional intellectual property and cultural policies.
Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.