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Piracy : the intellectual property wars from Gutenberg to Gates

Author: Adrian Johns
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Since the rise of Napster and other file-sharing services in its wake, most of us have assumed that intellectual piracy is a product of the digital age and that it threatens creative expression as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Johns
ISBN: 0226401197 9780226401195
OCLC Number: 701026827
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: 2009.
Description: 626 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A general history of the pirates --
The invention of piracy --
The piratical enlightenment --
Experimenting with print --
Pharmaceutical piracy and the origins of medical patenting --
Of epics and orreries --
The land without property --
Making a nation --
The printing counterrevolution --
Inventors, schemers, and men of science --
International copyright and the science of civilization --
The first pirate hunters --
The great oscillation war --
Intellectual property and the nature of science --
The pirate at home and at large --
From phreaking to fudding --
Past, present, and future.
Responsibility: Adrian Johns.

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"Adrian Johns's learned and witty book Piracy is... a compelling cultural history of the paired ideas of piracy and property from the seventeenth century to the present.... The best history takes Read more...

 
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