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Privilege and Property

Essays on the History of Copyright

What can and can’t be copied is a matter of law, but also of aesthetics, culture, and economics. The act of copying, and the creation and transaction of rights relating to it, evokes fundamental notions of communication and censorship, of authorship and ownership - of privilege and property. This volume conceives a new history of copyright law that has its roots in a wide range of norms and practices. The essays reach back to the very material world of craftsmanship and mechanical inventio...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2010
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 14 February 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924195
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924201
  • Number of pages : 308 p.

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