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Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate by Michael D. Birnhack

By Michael D. Birnhack

whilst the British Empire enacted copyright legislation for its colonies and referred to as it colonial, or Imperial, copyright, it had its personal pursuits in brain. Deconstructing the imperial coverage concerning copyright bargains a startling glimpse into how this legislation was once obtained within the colonies themselves. providing the 1st in-depth examine from the perspective of the colonized, this e-book indicates a common version of Colonial Copyright because it was once understood because the intersection of legal
transplants, colonial legislation, and the actual positive aspects of copyright, specially authorship.

Taking as a case research the tale of Mandate Palestine (1917-1948), the publication information the untold heritage of the copyright legislations that turned the root of Israeli legislations, and nonetheless is the legislation within the Palestinian Authority. It queries the British motivation in enacting copyright legislations, strains their first, detached response, and keeps with the slow absorption into the neighborhood felony and cultural structures. within the smooth period copyright legislation is on the vanguard of globalization yet this was once no much less true
when colonial copyright first emerged. by way of shining a mild at the advent and reception of copyright legislation in Mandate Palestine, the e-book illuminates the wider issues of copyright legislations: the questions surrounding the concept that of authorship; the connection among copyright and the calls for of
progress; and the issues of globalization.

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