A Short History of Copyright

The Genie of Information

Authors: Atkinson, Benedict, Fitzgerald, Brian

  • Provides a brief but concise overview of the history of copyright​
  • Describes the origins of copyright laws, and their effect on information dissemination
  • Explains how technological innovation, far more than economic principle, have determined the shape of modern copyright law
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This book tells the story of how, over centuries, people, society and culture created laws affecting supply of information. In the 21 century, uniform global copyright laws are claimed to be indispensable to the success of entertainment, internet and other information industries. Do copyright laws encourage information flow? Many say that copyright laws limit dissemination, harming society. In the last 300 years, industries armed with copyrights controlled output and distribution. Now the internet’s disruption of economic patterns may radically reshape information regulation. Information freedom, a source of emancipation, may change the world.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Atkinson, Benedict (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • Origins

    Atkinson, Benedict (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Printing, Reformation and Information Control

    Atkinson, Benedict (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • The Eighteenth Century: Liberty and Literary Property: Statutory Copyright

    Atkinson, Benedict (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • The Nineteenth Century: Liberty and Literary Property

    Atkinson, Benedict (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Short History of Copyright
Book Subtitle
The Genie of Information
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02075-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02075-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02074-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37707-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 142
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