Authors and Owners
The Invention of Copyright
ISBN10: 0674053095 ISBN13: 9780674053090 Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr Published: Aug 11 1995 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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 the formation of copyright in eighteenth-century Britain--and in the process highlights still current issues of intellectual property. Authors and Owners is at once a fascinating look at an important episode in legal history and a significant contribution to literary and cultural history.