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The Resource The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle, Peter Baldwin

The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle, Peter Baldwin

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The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle
Title
The copyright wars
Title remainder
three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle
Statement of responsibility
Peter Baldwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today's copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright -- and its violation -- a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries -- and their history is essential to understanding today's battles. Peter Baldwin explains why the copyright wars have always been driven by a fundamental tension. Should copyright assure authors and rights holders lasting claims, much like conventional property rights, as in Continental Europe? Or should copyright be primarily concerned with giving consumers cheap and easy access to a shared culture, as in Britain and America? This book describes how the Continental approach triumphed, dramatically increasing the claims of rights holders. It also tells the widely forgotten story of how America went from being a leading copyright opponent and pirate in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to become the world's intellectual property policeman in the late twentieth
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Baldwin, Peter
Dewey number
346.404/82
Index
index present
LC call number
K1420.5
LC item number
.B359 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Copyright
  • Copyright
  • Copyright
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Urheberrecht
  • Europa
  • USA
  • Droit d'auteur
  • Droit international
  • Redevances
  • Histoire
  • Etats-Unis d'Amérique
  • Europe
Label
The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle, Peter Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-512) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The agon of author and audience -- The battle between Anglo-American copyright and European authors' rights -- From royal privilege to literary property: A common start to copyright in the eighteenth century -- The ways part: Copyright and authors' rights in the nineteenth century -- Continental drift: Europe moves from property to personality at the turn of the century -- The strange birth of moral rights in Fascist Europe -- The postwar apotheosis of authors' rights -- America turns European: The battle of the booksellers redux in the 1990s -- The rise of the digital public: The copyright wars continue in the new millennium -- Reclaiming the spirit of copyright
Control code
865543996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
535 pages
Isbn
9780691161822
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024122894
System control number
(OCoLC)865543996
Label
The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle, Peter Baldwin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The agon of author and audience -- The battle between Anglo-American copyright and European authors' rights -- From royal privilege to literary property: A common start to copyright in the eighteenth century -- The ways part: Copyright and authors' rights in the nineteenth century -- Continental drift: Europe moves from property to personality at the turn of the century -- The strange birth of moral rights in Fascist Europe -- The postwar apotheosis of authors' rights -- America turns European: The battle of the booksellers redux in the 1990s -- The rise of the digital public: The copyright wars continue in the new millennium -- Reclaiming the spirit of copyright
Control code
865543996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
535 pages
Isbn
9780691161822
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024122894
System control number
(OCoLC)865543996

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