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Peter Baldwin explains why the copyright wars have always been driven by a fundamental tension. Should copyright assure authors and rights holders lasting claims, much like conventional property rights, as in Continental Europe? Or should copyright be primarily concerned with giving consumers cheap and easy access to a shared culture, as in Britain and America? --Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-512) and index.
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Introduction : The agon of author and audience The battle between Anglo-American copyright and European authors' rights From royal privilege to literary property : a common start to copyright in the eighteenth century The ways part : copyright and authors' rights in the nineteenth century Continental drift : Europe moves from property to personality at the turn of the century The strange birth of moral rights in Fascist Europe The postwar apotheosis of authors' rights America turns European : the battle of the booksellers redux in the 1990s The rise of the digital public : the copyright wars continue in the new millennium Conclusion : Reclaiming the spirit of copyright.
K1420.5 .B359 2014
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press,