Dr Chen Wei ZHU
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square
Edinburgh EH8 9NW
Zhu Chen Wei is a Postdoctoral Fellow of IASH. He earned his doctoral degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, where he completed a dissertation on free and open source software licensing schemes from the perspective of Relational Contract Theory. He has an abiding research interest in law and technology in a broad social context. During his doctoral study in London, Chen Wei also volunteered at the British Museum, where he relished regaling his audience with stories about Chinese and Islamic ceramics from the 14th centuries onwards. His research project at IASH is on “Building the Relational Contract for Digital Scholarship: How should three-century old Copyright Law respond to the development of Digital Humanities?”
“Building the Relational Contract for Digital Scholarship: How should three-century old Copyright Law respond to the development of Digital Humanities?”
Chen Wei’s research project examines how copyright law might respond to the challenges posed by digital humanities research. It focuses on two hotly debated issues concerning the legality of mass digitisation of scholarly materials and the possible copyright exemption for text and data mining in digital humanities research. It proposes to build a “Digital Relational Contract” for understanding the hugely interconnected research activities in the digital community.