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Authors, Users, and PiratesCopyright Law and Subjectivity$
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James Meese

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037440

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.001.0001

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Connected Origins: Locating Relationality in Copyright History

Connected Origins: Locating Relationality in Copyright History

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(p.21) 1 Connected Origins: Locating Relationality in Copyright History
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Authors, Users, and Pirates
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James Meese

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.003.0002

The first chapter details how the author, user and pirate emerged collectively over the first two centuries of copyright’s existence, and argues that these subjects still intersect today. This analysis also stands as a brief introduction to the history of copyright law for unfamiliar readers, charting the emergence and subsequent development of copyright law. The chapter ends by critiquing the increased reification of authorship that has occurred over the twentieth century and makes a case for the continued relevance of relationality in this context.

Keywords:   Copyright Law, Copyright History, Abridgement, Common Law Copyright, Authorship

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