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Authors, Users, and Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity

James Meese

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037440
eISBN:
9780262344517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

How should we think about authorship, use and piracy in an era of media convergence? How does the growing focus on amateur creativity impact on existing legal and cultural understandings of around ... More


After Jamieson

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

The final chapter discusses the various posthumous editions of the Dictionary, including the abridgements which made Jamieson’s work more widely available. It explains how Jamieson dominated Scots ... More


English Foundations of American Law, 1500s–1776

John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen

in The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes current sources and techniques useful for finding seventeenth- and eighteenth-century laws of England and introduces some methods an attorney in England in the seventeenth and ... More


Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tessa Whitehouse and N. H. Keeble (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This collection of twelve original essays by an international team of eminent scholars in the field of book history explores the many ways in which early modern books were subject to reworking, ... More


The Debt of Memory: Edmund Calamy and the Dissenters in Restoration England

John Seed

in Dissenting Histories: Religious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621514
eISBN:
9780748651306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621514.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

History was not merely one preoccupation of eighteenth-century Dissenters. It was a central and shaping force, or, perhaps more accurately, a set of sometimes-contending forces. It was through the ... More


Short Fictional Forms and the Rise of the Tale

Anthony Jarrells

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses some of the short fictional forms that persisted in as well as alongside the novel. These short fictional forms include chapbook and bluebook abridgements, religious tracts, ... More


Connected Origins: Locating Relationality in Copyright History

James Meese

in Authors, Users, and Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037440
eISBN:
9780262344517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first chapter details how the author, user and pirate emerged collectively over the first two centuries of copyright’s existence, and argues that these subjects still intersect today. This ... More


Burke's History

in Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Burke's historical writings for what they tell us about his understanding of the role of history as a vehicle of public criticism and moral and civic education. In so doing, it ... More


Introduction

N. H. Keeble and Tessa Whitehouse

in Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Early modern books were not stable or settled outputs of the press but dynamic shape changers, subject to reworking, re-presentation, revision, and reinterpretation. Their history is that of multiple ... More


In Good Company: The Business of Abridgements in Eighteenth-Century England

S.J. Michael F. Suarez

in Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Throughout the eighteenth century, the business of reprinting books was associated with abridging texts. However unusual it may seem today, the copyholder’s property right in a ‘thoughtful ... More


Abridging Mahler’s Symphonies: A Historical Perspective

Matthew Mugmon

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A hundred years after Gustav Mahler’s death, it is widely considered blasphemous to cut any notes from the composer’s symphonies. In recordings and live performances, the symphonies generally remain ... More


The Culture of Happy Summary, 1920–45

Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

in Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226611853
eISBN:
9780226670669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapter 3 concerns how cultural arbiters in the interwar years invented new methods of managing facts through strategies of cultural summary. It shows how, in the early twentieth century, from 1920 ... More


Legal Literature

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter surveys the development of English legal literature. It begins with the Latin treatises called Glanvill and Bracton, which by the end of the thirteenth century had given way to more ... More


The Nonconformist Inheritance

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter analyses the editions, abridgements, and recommendations of texts by seventeenth-century nonconformists that were made by eighteenth-century dissenters, Methodists, and Church of England ... More


The Episcopalian Inheritance

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter begins by emphasizing the return to the theology of the Thirty-Nine Articles and Homilies by Methodists and Church of England evangelicals, notably John Wesley, George Whitefield, and ... More


North American Connexions

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter begins by illustrating the importance of the transatlantic trade in religious books, the relations between English, Scottish, and North American readers, correspondents, and book donors, ... More


Interpreting the Bible

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

The Bible was the most important book for the writers and readers discussed in this study. This chapter covers access to the Bible and advice on how to read it for children, families, and those of ... More


Penal Severity and the Modern State

Richard L. Lippke

in Of One-eyed and Toothless Miscreants: Making the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070595
eISBN:
9780190070625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070595.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Penal severity in the modern state is best understood in terms of right abridgment, which must be kept parsimonious, proportionate, and nondegrading if sanctions are to remain consistent with respect ... More


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