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The trouble with ownership : literary property and authorial liability in England, 1660-1730 / Jody Greene.

Greene, Jody. (Author).
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Subject: Liability (Law) > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
English literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
Copyright > England > History > 18th century.
Authorship > History > 18th century.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 9780812202090
  • ISBN: 0812202090
  • ISBN: 1283211661
  • ISBN: 9781283211666
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-261) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Authorship and the regulation of the press -- The trials of ownership : finding the author in court -- Daniel Defoe, the Act of Anne, and the obligations of ownership -- Revenge of the Straw Woman : disowning The dunciad -- Hostis humani generis : owning Polly.
Summary, etc.: Nowadays, copyright is primarily a matter of commercial interest, but it was not always so. As Jody Greene shows, in former times copyright was also a matter of responsibility and as such manifested a radically different set of concerns. This book explores copyright from the perspective of state regulation.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Language Note: In English.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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