[Irtalk] 'The Copyright Wars' Rage on After 300 Years | PopMatters

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 12:00:45 SAST 2014

To those who think that the “copyright wars” are a product of the modern
era—of Hollywood and Google and digital downloading—Peter Baldwin’s
exhaustive new study may come as a surprise. *The Copyright Wars: Three
Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle charts what is not a recent phenomenon
at all, but a centuries-old struggle between fundamental principles,* one
in which a divide has developed between continental Europe and what can
roughly be delineated as the “Anglosphere” (the UK and US).

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