Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law

Just out from Edward Elgar is Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law, edited by Isabella Alexander, University of Technology Sydney, and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui, Lewis and Clark Law School:
There has been an explosion of interest in recent years regarding the origin and of intellectual property law. The study of copyright history, in particular, has grown remarkably in the last twenty years, with a flurry of activity in the last ten. This Handbook takes stock of the field of copyright history as it stands today, as well as examining potential developments in the future.

The contributions feature copyright and history experts from across the UK, Australia, the United States, France, Spain and Italy. Covering European, US and international copyright history and traversing from the 16th Century to the early 20th century, this book offers a broad survey of the field and a solid foundation for future research.

Students and scholars of copyright law, authorship, art, and the book and music trades will find this book to be an invaluable resource. It will also be of use to practising lawyers and judges with an interest in the doctrinal history of copyright law.
TOC after the jump:
1. Introduction
Isabella Alexander and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui


2. Copyright History in the Advocate’s Arsenal
Barbara Lauriat

3. Law, Aesthetics and Copyright Historiography: A Critical Reading of the Genealogies of Martha Woodmansee and Mark Rose
Kathy Bowrey

4. The ‘Romantic’ Author
Martha Woodmansee


5. The Stationers’ Company in England before 1710
Ian Gadd

6. The Anatomy of Copyright Law in Scotland before 1710
Alastair J. Mann

7. Literary Property in Scotland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Hector MacQueen

8. Music Copyright in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Britain
Nancy A. Mace

9. How Art Was Different: Researching the History of Artistic Copyright
Elena Cooper

10. Determining Infringement in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Britain: ‘A ticklish job’
Isabella Alexander

11. Equitable Infringement Remedies before 1800
H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui


12. Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges
Jane C. Ginsburg

13. British Colonial and Imperial Copyright
Catherine Seville

14. The Public International Law of Copyright and Related Rights
Sam Ricketson

15. El Salvador and the Internationalisation of Copyright
Jose Bellido


16. United States Copyright, 1672–1909
Oren Bracha

17. ‘Cabined, Cribbed, Confined, Bound In’: Copyright in the Australian Colonies
Catherine Bond

18. Aspects of French Literary Property Developments in the Eighteenth (and Nineteenth) Centuries
Frédéric Rideau

19. Codified Anxieties: Literary Copyright in Mid-Nineteenth Century Spain
Jose Bellido