Autoren und Apparate
432 Pages, gebunden
Copyright is under siege. Whether it be filesharing or Google, new technologies and actors are threatening what was once protected in law as the value of intellectual work. But is that new? In this rich study, Monika Domann shows that there have always been conflicts between author and apparatus. She describes the developments in the US, Germany, France, and Great Britain and, using two example cases (photocopying and music recording), explores the complex tangle of rights and interests of all participants, from 1850 to the present. Her book demonstrates how old these new problems are and how fragile the legal protection for intellectual property truly is. An indispensable look at the past to understand the present.