Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates / Edition 2
  • Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates / Edition 2
  • Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates / Edition 2

Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates / Edition 2

by Adrian Johns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226401189

ISBN-13: 9780226401188

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Piracy explores the intellectual property wars from the advent of print culture in the fifteenth century to the reign of the Internet in the twenty-first. Written with a historian's flair for narrative and sparkling detail, the book swarms throughout with characters of genius, principle, cunning, and outright criminal intent. In the wars over piracy, it is the

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Piracy explores the intellectual property wars from the advent of print culture in the fifteenth century to the reign of the Internet in the twenty-first. Written with a historian's flair for narrative and sparkling detail, the book swarms throughout with characters of genius, principle, cunning, and outright criminal intent. In the wars over piracy, it is the victims - from Charles Dickens to Bob Dylan - who have always been the best known, but the principal players - the pirates themselves - have long languished in obscurity, and it is their stories especially that Johns brings to vivid life in these pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226401188
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
626
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

1.         A General History of the Pirates

 

2.         The Invention of Piracy

 

3.         The Piratical Enlightenment

 

4.         Experimenting with Print

 

5.         Pharmaceutical Piracy and the Origins of Medical Patenting

 

6.         Of Epics and Orreries

 

7.         The Land without Property

 

8.         Making a Nation

 

9.         The Printing Counterrevolution

 

10.       Inventors, Schemers, and Men of Science

 

11.       International Copyright and the Science of Civilization

 

12.       The First Pirate Hunters

 

13.       The Great Oscillation War

 

14.       Intellectual Property and the Nature of Science

 

15.       The Pirate at Home and at Large

 

16.       From Phreaking to Fudding

 

17.       Past, Present, and Future

 

Acknowledgments

 

Notes

 

Index

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