Dr Elena Cooper

  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (School of Law)

Biography

Elena Cooper is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at CREATe, University of Glasgow, having joined CREATe in 2014 as Postdoctoral Researcher in Copyright Law, History and Policy.

Elena’s first monograph – Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2018) - will provide the first in-depth account of the history of artistic copyright (painting, drawing, engraving and photographs) over a longitudinal period (1850-1911). Based on significant original archival work Art and Modern Copyright uncovers perspectives on copyright that have been long forgotten today, challenging the way we think about copyright and its history.

Elena has published a number of articles on the challenges of multiple authorship for copyright law, published in Law and Philosophy (identifying insights for copyright from 20th century institutional art theories), Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA (explaining history of divergence between UK and US) and Social and Legal Studies (original archival work into copyright issues arising from the involvement of thousands of unpaid volunteers in the making of the nineteenth century Oxford English Dictionary and comparing to Wikipedia).

Elena’s work has also been published in Legal Studies (forthcoming, jointly authored with Sheona Burrow, connecting empirical work on the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court today, to the historical experience of photographer litigants in the nineteenth century), as well as in edited anthologies on intellectual property (Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law and the Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law). Elena was recently appointed co-editor for Britain, Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org .

In January 2017, Elena began a new three-year research project at CREATe, Glasgow, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and mentored by Lindsay Farmer, uncovering the history of the role of the criminal law in intellectual property law. Before coming to Glasgow, Elena was Orton Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Her PhD, on the history of photographic copyright law 1850-1911, was supervised by Lionel Bently at Cambridge University, and was awarded a Yorke Prize by the Faculty of Law, Cambridge, in 2011.


Research interests

History of artistic copyright, multiple authorship in copyright law, criminal law in intellectual property law


Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2018

Cooper, E. (2018) Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image. Series: Cambridge intellectual property and information law. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107179721 (In Press)

Cooper, E. (2018) Copyright in periodicals in the nineteenth century: Genre and balancing the rights of contributors and publishers. Victorian Periodicals Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Cooper, E. and Burrow, S. (2018) Photographic copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in historical perspective. Legal Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

2017

Cooper, E. (2017) R v. Johnstone. In: Bellido, J. (ed.) Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law. Series: Landmark cases. Hart Publishing: Oxford ; London. ISBN 9781509904662

2016

Cooper, E. and Deazley, R. (2016) Interrogating copyright history. European Intellectual Property Review, 38(8), pp. 467-470.

Biron, L. and Cooper, E. (2016) Authorship, aesthetics and the artworld: reforming copyright’s joint authorship doctrine. Law and Philosophy, 35(1), pp. 55-85. (doi:10.1007/s10982-015-9244-y)

Cooper, E. (2016) We are experienced! Jimi Hendrix in historical perspective. European Intellectual Property Review, 38(4), pp. 196-200.

2015

Cooper, E. (2015) Copyright and mass social authorship: a case study of the making of the Oxford English dictionary. Social and Legal Studies, 24(4), pp. 509-530. (doi:10.1177/0964663914565848)

Cooper, E. (2015) Joint authorship and copyright in comparative perspective: the emergence of divergence in the UK and USA. Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, 62(2), pp. 245-276.

This list was generated on Tue Oct 23 10:41:59 2018 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Cooper, E. (2018) Copyright in periodicals in the nineteenth century: Genre and balancing the rights of contributors and publishers. Victorian Periodicals Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Cooper, E. and Burrow, S. (2018) Photographic copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in historical perspective. Legal Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Cooper, E. and Deazley, R. (2016) Interrogating copyright history. European Intellectual Property Review, 38(8), pp. 467-470.

Biron, L. and Cooper, E. (2016) Authorship, aesthetics and the artworld: reforming copyright’s joint authorship doctrine. Law and Philosophy, 35(1), pp. 55-85. (doi:10.1007/s10982-015-9244-y)

Cooper, E. (2016) We are experienced! Jimi Hendrix in historical perspective. European Intellectual Property Review, 38(4), pp. 196-200.

Cooper, E. (2015) Copyright and mass social authorship: a case study of the making of the Oxford English dictionary. Social and Legal Studies, 24(4), pp. 509-530. (doi:10.1177/0964663914565848)

Cooper, E. (2015) Joint authorship and copyright in comparative perspective: the emergence of divergence in the UK and USA. Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, 62(2), pp. 245-276.

Books

Cooper, E. (2018) Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image. Series: Cambridge intellectual property and information law. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107179721 (In Press)

Book Sections

Cooper, E. (2017) R v. Johnstone. In: Bellido, J. (ed.) Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law. Series: Landmark cases. Hart Publishing: Oxford ; London. ISBN 9781509904662

This list was generated on Tue Oct 23 10:41:59 2018 BST.