The trouble with ownership : literary property and authorial liability in England, 1660-1730 / Jody Greene.
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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.
- ISBN: 9780812202090
- ISBN: 0812202090
- ISBN: 1283211661
- ISBN: 9781283211666
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations.
- Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005.
|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. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
|Language Note:|| In English.
|Action Note:|| digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.