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An Act for the Encouragement of Learning

John Willinsky

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In 1693, Locke undertook a campaign to defeat the renewal of the Licensing Act of 1662, a source of press censorship and printing monopolies. He brought forward proposals for reforming the law, to ... More


The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Joseph Loewenstein

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers an institutional and cultural history of books, the book trade, and the bibliographic ego. The author traces the emergence of possessive authorship from the establishment of a ... More


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