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Privilege and Property

Deazley, Ronan (ed.) and Kretschmer, Martin (ed.) and Bently, Lionel (ed.) (2010) Privilege and Property. : Essays on the History of Copyright. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, Cambridge. ISBN 9781906924195 (hardback), 9781906924201

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History has normative force. There was no history of colonialism, gender, fashion or crime until there were contemporary demands to explain and justify certain values. During much of the twentieth century, ‘copyright’ history (the history of legal, particularly proprietary, mechanisms for the regulation of the reproduction and distribution of cultural products – as opposed to the history of art, literature, music, or the history of publishers and art-sellers) was not thought of as a coherent, or even necessary field of inquiry. It was a pursuit of individual often rather isolated scholars, not an urgent contribution to knowledge.1 This was not always so. Copyright history had been the subject of intense and sustained study during several periods in the past, in the sense that there was a common set of questions, a community of scholars who read and responded to each other’s concerns, and an audience to which this history mattered.....

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: privilege, property, history, copyright
ISBN: 9781906924195 (hardback), 9781906924201
Series Name: 0
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge : Open Book Publishers
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Status: Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: privilege, property, history, copyright
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 10:46
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 10:46

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