Authors And Owners: The Invention of Copyright

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Turtleback Books, Aug 1, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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The notion of the author as the creator and therefore the first owner of a work is deeply rooted both in our economic system and in our concept of the individual. But this concept of authorship is modern. Mark Rose traces its formation in eighteenth-century Britain--and in the process highlights still current issues of intellectual property.

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Interesting and authoritative. A must read for anyone interested in books, as material culture, expressions of ideas, or anything else. Read full review

About the author (1995)

Mark Rose is Executive Director of Fauna and Flora International.

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