Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright Law

Deazley, R., Kretschmer, M. and Bently, L. (Eds.) (2010) Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright Law. Open Book Publishing: Cambridge. ISBN 9781906924188

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Copyright law is the site of significant contemporary controversy. In recent years copyright history has transformed as a subject from being one of interest to a few books historians to the focus of sustained historical investigation attracting the attention of scholars from across the humanities. This book comprises a collection of essays on copyright history by leading experts drawn from a range of countries and disciplinary perspectives. Covering the period from 1450 to 1900, these essays engage with a number of related themes. The first considers the general movement, from the sixteenth century onwards, from privilege to property-based conceptions of copyright protection. The second addresses the relationship between the protection provided for literary and print materials and that provided for other forms of cultural production. The third concerns the significance and relevance of these various histories in shaping and informing contemporary policy and academic practice.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deazley, Professor Ronan and Kretschmer, Professor Martin
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Open Book Publishing
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