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By Mark Rose

The suggestion of the writer because the author and for that reason the 1st proprietor of a piece is deeply rooted either in our economic climate and in our suggestion of the person. yet this idea of authorship is glossy. Mark Rose lines the formation of copyright in eighteenth-century Britain--and within the technique highlights nonetheless present problems with highbrow estate. Authors and vendors is without delay a desirable examine an immense episode in felony background and an important contribution to literary and cultural heritage.

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But Bouchet was leaving Paris, and Brown speculates that it was perhaps because Bouchet would be absent that the court gave La Vigne the authority to supervise the printing of his text as well. What did the Parlement of Paris understand itself to be doing in granting La Vigne these privileges? Probably the recognition of some kind of The Regime of Regulation author's * 19 interest terms was involved, but how is difficult the court was thinking in such strictly to say, since La Vigne own and others' texts.

5 Much clearer is the claim made on was granted rights over both his behalf of the author toward the end of the century, in connection with the work of the French poet and scholar Marc-Antoine Muret. After Muret's death his friends initiated a project to print an annotated edition of Seneca that he Meanwhile Nicolas Nivelle obtained a royal privilege to had prepared. print this same work. Muret's friends challenged the legality of this grant in the Parlement of Paris, arguing that the king's privilege could not take prece- dence over the author's wishes.

How to protect printers' and booksellers' property claims without establishing monopolies? The lapse of the Licensing Act left this question hanging. many who opposed monopoly but In the decade that followed the lapse of the Licensing Act, the stationers, who were concerned about their properties, collaborated who favored censorship on ideological grounds in repeated restore the old system of press regulation (Feather, was Politics"). It zealous High Church party attempts to "Book Trade in one such attempt pressed by the in the context of in 1704 that Daniel Defoe, from pillorying and imprisonment Dissenters, published his Essay on with those newly released for his satiric Shortest Way with the the Regulation of the Press.

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