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History of copyright by 15 pre-eminent academics and it's free

Open Book Publishers reached out to me earlier this week to let me knowabout one of their new publications: Privilege and Property, Essays on the History of Copyright, edited by Ronan Deazley, Martin Kretschmer and Lionel Bently.

Open Book Publishers is a new academic publisher based in Cambridge (UK) whose express aim is to disseminate quality research. They are a social enterprise company; all of their titles are able to be read in their entirety free of charge online using Google Books, under Creative Commons, as well as to be bought in print or ditigal format.

Here’s what they had to say about this one:

A vital book devoted to the history of copyright over the world. Fifteen pre-eminent academics discuss the changing state of intellectual property from its nascent forms to its present state; they show how copyright has affected education and creativity. It is essential reading for those interested in issues of intellectual property today; challenging, highly readable and of utmost relevance.

And here is a link to its website:

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