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Authors and Owners


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1. The Question of Literary Property 2. The Regime of Regulation 3. Making Copyright 4. The Author in Court 5. Baffle of the Booksellers 6. Literary Property Determined 7. Property/Originality/Personality 8. Strange Changes Appendix A. Documents Related to Pope V. Curll Appendix B. Justice Nares' Vote in Donaldson v. Becket Works Cited Index

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Mark Rose is Research Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


[An] elegant and concise study. -- John Sutherland London Review of Books Serves as a model of how literary theory can breathe new life into a well-known and perhaps even fashionable subject by endowing it with conceptual discipline. Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 An elegant book; stylishly written, pleasingly designed and meticulously documented and researched. -- Jane Dorner Times Higher Education Supplement [Rose's] erudite book is not a practitioner's manual nor an exposition of modern copyright law, but is a valuable contribution to the history and philosophy of copyright. -- William L. Hayhurst Canadian Business Law Journal

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