The Library of Essays on Copyright Law

The Library of Essays on Copyright Law

This series examines how the law of copyright developed as an instrument of political control and individual expression. The first volume discusses how proprietary notions increasingly dominated copyright legal principles, with consequences for information dissemination in modern times. It covers the period to 1850, and begins with extracts from Roman law and early Christian and medieval teaching on ownership. The second volume reproduces writings of figures as diverse as Karl Marx, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, and bodies such as the US Congress. Extracted material charts the development of an international system of copyright regulation, and the growth, in the 20th century, of copyright industries benefitting from new copyright laws. The third and final volume shows how, since 1950, the growth of copyright regulation has followed, and enabled, the extraordinary economic growth of the entertainment, broadcasting, software and communications industries. The articles focus principally on the digital age, examining how copyright regulation is likely to affect goals of dissemination and access.

  • Copyright Law

    Volume II: Application to Creative Industries in the 20th Century, 1st Edition

    By Benedict Atkinson

    Edited by Brian Fitzgerald

    This volume reproduces writings, social teachings, testimonies and reports of figures as diverse as Karl Marx, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, and bodies such as the US Congress. Extracted material charts the development of an international system of copyright regulation, and the…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on Copyright Law

  • The Library of Essays on Copyright Law: 3-Volume Set

    1st Edition

    By Benedict Atkinson

    Edited by Brian Fitzgerald

    This series examines how the law of copyright developed as an instrument of political control and individual expression. The first volume discusses how proprietary notions increasingly dominated copyright legal principles, with consequences for information dissemination in modern times. It…

    Hardback – 2012-01-11
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on Copyright Law

  • Copyright Law

    Volume I: The Scope and Historical Context, 1st Edition

    By Benedict Atkinson

    Edited by Brian Fitzgerald

    This volume discusses how proprietary notions increasingly dominated copyright legal principles, with consequences for information dissemination in modern times. It covers the period to 1850, and begins with extracts from Roman law and early Christian and medieval teaching on ownership. The…

    Hardback – 2011-12-14
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on Copyright Law

  • Copyright Law

    Volume III: Copyright in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Benedict Atkinson

    Edited by Brian Fitzgerald

    This volume shows how, since 1950, the growth of copyright regulation has followed, and enabled, the extraordinary economic growth of the entertainment, broadcasting, software and communications industries. It reproduces articles written by an extensive list of leading thinkers. US scholars…

    Hardback – 2011-12-14
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on Copyright Law