From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

by Neil Weinstock Netanel, David Nimmer


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ISBN-13: 9780195371994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Neil Weinstock Netanel is the Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law where he writes and teaches in the areas of copyright, international intellectual property, and media and telecommunications. Prior to joining UCLA, Netanel served for a decade on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he was the Arnold, White & Durkee Centennial Professor of Law. He has also taught at the law schools of Harvard University, Haifa University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, the University of Toronto, and New York University. He authored Copyright's Paradox (Oxford, 2008; Paperback, 2010); and he edited The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries (Oxford, 2008).

Table of Contents


Note Regarding Translation and Transliteration

1 Introduction: Microsoft in Bnei Brak

2 From Privileges and Printers' Guilds to Copyright

3 Rabbinic Reprinting Bans: Between Ktav Da'at and Privilege

4 Maharam of Padua versus Giustiniani: Rival Editions of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

5 Rabbinic Reprinting Bans Take Hold

6 From a Yiddish Bible to a German Prayer Book

7 Internecine Battles and the Slavuta Talmud

8 Moving Beyond Reprinting Bans: From Property to the Law of the Sovereign

9 The Present-Day Debate: Is Copyright Infringement "Stealing"?




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