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Author Johns, Adrian.

Title Piracy : the intellectual property wars from Gutenberg to Gates / Adrian Johns.

Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  346.048 J62p 2009    ---  Available
Description 626 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A general history of the pirates -- The invention of piracy -- The piratical enlightenment -- Experimenting with print -- Pharmaceutical piracy and the origins of medical patenting -- Of epics and orreries -- The land without property -- Making a nation -- The printing counterrevolution -- Inventors, schemers, and men of science -- International copyright and the science of civilization -- The first pirate hunters -- The great oscillation war -- Intellectual property and the nature of science -- The pirate at home and at large -- From phreaking to fudding -- Past, present, and future.
Summary "Piracy explores the intellectual property wars from the advent of print culture in the fifteenth century to the reign of the Internet in the twenty-first. Written with a historian's flair for narrative and sparkling detail, the book swarms throughout with characters of genius, principle, cunning, and outright criminal intent. In the wars over piracy, it is the victims - from Charles Dickens to Bob Dylan - who have always been the best known, but the principal players - the pirates themselves - have long languished in obscurity, and it is their stories especially that Johns brings to vivid life in these pages."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Intellectual property infringement -- History.
Piracy (Copyright) -- History.
Copyright infringement -- History.
Software piracy -- History.
Printing -- History.
ISBN 9780226401188 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226401189 (cloth : alk. paper)

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