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Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law

Edited by Isabella Alexander, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui, Lewis and Clark Law School, US
There has been an explosion of interest in recent years regarding the origin and of intellectual property law. The study of copyright history, in particular, has grown remarkably in the last twenty years, with a flurry of activity in the last ten. Crucial to this activity has been a burgeoning focus on unpublished primary sources, enabling new and stimulating insights. This Handbook takes stock of the field of copyright history as it stands today, as well as examining potential developments in the future.
Extent: 496 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78347 239 0
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  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
There has been an explosion of interest in recent years regarding the origin and of intellectual property law. The study of copyright history, in particular, has grown remarkably in the last twenty years, with a flurry of activity in the last ten. This Handbook takes stock of the field of copyright history as it stands today, as well as examining potential developments in the future.

The contributions feature copyright and history experts from across the UK, Australia, the United States, France, Spain and Italy. Covering European, US and international copyright history and traversing from the 16th Century to the early 20th century, this book offers a broad survey of the field and a solid foundation for future research.

Students and scholars of copyright law, authorship, art, and the book and music trades will find this book to be an invaluable resource. It will also be of use to practising lawyers and judges with an interest in the doctrinal history of copyright law.

‘Anyone remotely involved or interested in how the law of copyright has developed in our new IT age will find this book a magnificent journey through special parts of our common law history. . . Academics researching copyright law, authorship, art, and the book and music trades we know will find this title an invaluable resource for their work. It will also be of use to practitioners and the judiciary with an interest in the doctrinal history of copyright law which is so well set out here and another example of the excellent publications produced for lawyers from Elgar for their research handbooks in intellectual property series of legal works.’
– The Barrister Magazine

‘This Research Handbook is a great overview for readers new to the subject of copyright history.’
– Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Contributors: I. Alexander, J. Bellido, C. Bond, K. Bowrey, O. Bracha, E. Cooper, I. Gadd, J.C. Ginsburg, H.T. Gómez-Arostegui, B. Lauriat, N.A. Mace, H. MacQueen, A.J. Mann, S. Ricketson, F. Rideau, C. Seville, M. Woodmansee


Contents:

1. Introduction
Isabella Alexander and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui

PART I HISTORIOGRAPHY
2. Copyright History in the Advocate’s Arsenal
Barbara Lauriat

3. Law, Aesthetics and Copyright Historiography: A Critical Reading of the Genealogies of Martha Woodmansee and Mark Rose
Kathy Bowrey

4. The ‘Romantic’ Author
Martha Woodmansee

PART II UNITED KINGDOM PERSPECTIVES
5. The Stationers’ Company in England before 1710
Ian Gadd

6. The Anatomy of Copyright Law in Scotland before 1710
Alastair J. Mann

7. Literary Property in Scotland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Hector MacQueen

8. Music Copyright in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Britain
Nancy A. Mace

9. How Art Was Different: Researching the History of Artistic Copyright
Elena Cooper

10. Determining Infringement in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Britain: ‘A ticklish job’
Isabella Alexander

11. Equitable Infringement Remedies before 1800
H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui

PART III INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
12. Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges
Jane C. Ginsburg

13. British Colonial and Imperial Copyright
Catherine Seville

14. The Public International Law of Copyright and Related Rights
Sam Ricketson

15. El Salvador and the Internationalisation of Copyright
Jose Bellido

PART IV NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
16. United States Copyright, 1672–1909
Oren Bracha

17. ‘Cabined, Cribbed, Confined, Bound In’: Copyright in the Australian Colonies
Catherine Bond

18. Aspects of French Literary Property Developments in the Eighteenth (and Nineteenth) Centuries
Frédéric Rideau

19. Codified Anxieties: Literary Copyright in Mid-Nineteenth Century Spain
Jose Bellido

Index