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Authors and owners : the invention of copyright

Author: Mark Rose
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The notion of the author as the creator and first owner of a work is a relatively modern conception. This work traces its formation in 18th-century Britain and, in the process, highlights issues  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rose, Mark, 1939-
Authors and owners.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rose
ISBN: 0674053087 9780674053083 9780674053090 0674053095
OCLC Number: 27107253
Description: x, 176 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Question of Literary Property --
2. The Regime of Regulation --
3. Making Copyright --
4. The Author in Court --
5. Battle of the Booksellers --
6. Literary Property Determined --
7. Property / Originality / Personality --
8. Strange Changes --
Appendix A. Documents Related to Pope v. Curll --
Appendix B. Justice Nares' Vote in Donaldson v. Becket.
Responsibility: Mark Rose.


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An elegant and concise study. -- John Sutherland "London Review of Books" Serves as a model of how literary theory can breathe new life into a well-known and perhaps even fashionable subject by Read more...

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