Commentary on Copinger's Law of Copyright (1870)

Ronan Deazley, Martin Kretschmer (Editor), Lionel Bently (Editor)

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A landmark treatise on the law of copyright, establishing a body of work that still has great relevance for professionals and academics today.
The commentary situates the publication of the treatise in the context of the emerging trends in legal publishing in the mid- to late nineteenth century. It considers Copinger's theoretical approach to the subject of copyright, and explores the significance of the writings and work of two American jurists George Ticknor Curtis and Justice Joseph Story in shaping Copinger's attitude and approach to the copyright regime.
Original languageEnglish
TypeScholarly Commentary
Media of outputOnline
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Bibliographical note

Please cite as: Deazley, R. (2008) ‘Commentary on Copinger's Law of Copyright (1870)', in Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,


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