Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Copyright in Eighteenth-Century England: An Artifactual Approach

Credit: Cramer
Isabella Alexander, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, has posted A Map, a Poem and Two Copyright Statutes, which has also been disseminated as [2013] ANZLH E-Journal, Refereed Paper No. 5.  Here is the abstract:    
This paper forms part of a forum made up of papers delivered at the 'Law, History, Culture: Reading Sources' workshop, held at the UTS Faculty of Law on 26 July 2013. The paper examines three sources: a map of John Seller, a poem by Jonathan Swift, and two copyright statutes of the eighteenth century and considers what light the non-legal sources throw upon the legal sources and what they can tell us about the early development of copyright law.