Let’s dive into the history of Copyright, a legal framework that makes mass market publishing from books to movies possible. We explore perhaps the earliest example of a copyright case in Medieval Ireland, the rise of copyright in England with Statute of Anne’s and it’s influence on the U.S. Constitution, the rise of novelists and the push for the Berne Convention before looking at the philosophical basis of Copyright itself. Fair warning, Disney is not as mentioned as much as you might think it would be.
- The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
- Berne Convention
- Statute of Anne
- Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet
- The Mythology of the Public Domain: Exploring the Myths Behind Attacks on the Duration of Copyright Protection
- Moral Rights Basics
- Human Rights and Copyright: The Introduction of Natural Law Considerations into American Copyright Law