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Copyright Wars Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle

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ISBN-10: 1400851912

ISBN-13: 9781400851911

Edition: 2014

Authors: Peter Baldwin

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Today’s copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright—and its violation—a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries—and their history is essential to understanding today’s battles. The Copyright Wars—the first major trans-Atlantic history of copyright from its origins to today—tells this important…    
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Book details

List price: $65.75
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2014
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 552
Language: English

Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his books are Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (1999) and The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (1990).