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Copyright Law Volume II: Application to Creative Industries in the 20th Century

Edited by: Benedict Atkinson, Brian Fitzgerald

ISBN13: 9780754628408
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £245.00

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This volume reproduces writings, social teachings, testimonies and reports of figures as diverse as Karl Marx, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, and bodies such as the US Congress.

Extracted material charts the development of an international system of copyright regulation, and the growth, in the 20th century, of copyright industries benefitting from new copyright laws. In the second half of the 19th century, many writers and thinkers, like Marx, attacked capital, and its corollary, property rights.

Some writers, such as Victor Hugo, while exposing the horrors of poverty and social alienation, demanded for authors rights of property. The modern system of copyright substantially originates from the efforts of Hugo and others. Articles by leading US copyright scholars such as Jessica Litman and Tim Wu explain the development of copyright law in the 20th century, and are complemented by reproduction of key copyright cases in the US and UK, as well the primary copyright legislation in those countries.

Contributors examine critically whether copyright law in the 20th century developed to encourage information dissemination or enable producers to control the supply of information for super profit.

Intellectual Property Law, Legal History
Part I Literary Landmarks in the 19th Century Debate Over Property: Communist Manifesto - against property, Karl Marx; Effects of the bank, Charles Dickens; Speech at the opening of the International Literary Congress, Victor Hugo; Rerum Novarum; White Man's Burden, Rudyard Kipling. Part II Mark Twain on Copyright: Testimony to US Senate and Congress, and to House of Lords, Mark Twain; Mark Twain and his book: the humorist and the copyright question, New York Times; Mark Twain on copyright law, New York Times; Aphorisms, Mark Twain; Correspondence, Mark Twain. Part III The Compulsory Recording Licence (UK): Correspondence George Bernard Shaw and J. Drummond Robertson. Part IV The Problem of US Copyright Piracy: Mark Twain's English royalties, Pall Mall Gazette and New York Times. Part V Lobbying Over Copyright Bill in the US Congress 1906: Mark Twain lobbyist: he cuts loose from artists and musicians on copyright, New York Times. Part VI Copyright Official Documents: Royal Commission on Copyright report, 1878; A 'substantial' dissenting report, Louis Mallet; Berne Convention 1886, with updates 1896-1948; US House report 1 on copyright, 1909; UK Gorrell Committee report on copyright, 1909; US Copyright Act, 1909; UK Copyright Act, 1911. Part VII Book Extract: Digital copyright, Jessica Litman. Part VIII Articles: Copyright's communications policy, Tim Wu; The evolving role of 'for profit' use in copyright law: lessons from the 1909 Act, Lydia Pallas Loren; Ezra Pound's copyright statute: perpetual rights and the problem of heirs, Robert Spoo. Part IX US Cases: White Smith Music Publishing Co v Apollo Company (1908); Herbert v Shanley (1917); Jerome H. Remick & Co v Am. Auto Accessories (1925); M. Witmark & Sons v L. Bamberger & Co (1923). Part X UK Cases: Boosey v Whight (1899) Gramophone Company Limited v Stephen Cawardine & Co (1934); Name index.