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The Resource Without copyrights : piracy, publishing, and the public domain, Robert Spoo

Without copyrights : piracy, publishing, and the public domain, Robert Spoo

Label
Without copyrights : piracy, publishing, and the public domain
Title
Without copyrights
Title remainder
piracy, publishing, and the public domain
Statement of responsibility
Robert Spoo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Without Copyrights tells the story of how the clashes between authors, publishers, and literary "pirates" influenced both American copyright law and literature itself. From its inception in 1790, American copyright law offered no or less-than-perfect protection for works published abroad-to the fury of Charles Dickens, among others, who sometimes received no money from vast sales in the United States. American publishers avoided ruinous competition with each other through "courtesy of the trade," a code of etiquette that gave informal, exclusive rights to the first house to announce plans to issue an uncopyrighted foreign work. The climate of trade courtesy, lawful piracy, and the burdensome rules of American copyright law profoundly affected transatlantic writers in the twentieth century. Drawing on previously unknown legal archives, Robert Spoo recounts efforts by James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Bennett Cerf, the founder of Random House, and others to crush piracy, reform U.S. copyright law, and define the public domain
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spoo, Robert E
Dewey number
346.7304/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF2994
LC item number
.S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature & culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Copyright
  • Copyright, International
  • Law and literature
  • Copyright
  • Copyright, International
  • Law and literature
  • United States
  • Copyright
  • Copyright, International
  • Law and literature
  • Urheberrecht
  • Geschichte
  • USA
  • Auteursrecht
  • Bellettrie
  • Publieke domeinen
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
Without copyrights : piracy, publishing, and the public domain, Robert Spoo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Growing the American public domain -- The American public domain and the courtesy of the trade in the nineteenth century -- Transatlantic modernism in the American public domain -- Ezra Pound's copyright statute: Perpetual rights and unfair competition with the dead -- Ulysses unauthorized: Protectionism, piracy, and protest -- Joyce V. Roth: Authors' names and Blue Valley Butter -- Ulysses authorized: Random House and courtesy -- Epilogue: Disturbing the American public domain
Control code
ocn811778995
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780199927876
Lccn
2012040019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199927876
  • (OCoLC)811778995
Label
Without copyrights : piracy, publishing, and the public domain, Robert Spoo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Growing the American public domain -- The American public domain and the courtesy of the trade in the nineteenth century -- Transatlantic modernism in the American public domain -- Ezra Pound's copyright statute: Perpetual rights and unfair competition with the dead -- Ulysses unauthorized: Protectionism, piracy, and protest -- Joyce V. Roth: Authors' names and Blue Valley Butter -- Ulysses authorized: Random House and courtesy -- Epilogue: Disturbing the American public domain
Control code
ocn811778995
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780199927876
Lccn
2012040019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199927876
  • (OCoLC)811778995

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