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  • Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 626 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780226401188
  • 0226401189


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Piracy : the intellectual property wars from Gutenberg to Gates

by Johns, Adrian.

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A general history of the pirates -- The invention of piracy -- The piratical enlightenment -- Experimenting with print -- Pharmaceutical piracy and the origins of medical patenting -- Of epics and orreries -- The land without property -- Making a nation -- The printing counterrevolution -- Inventors, schemers, and men of science -- International copyright and the science of civilization -- The first pirate hunters -- The great oscillation war -- Intellectual property and the nature of science -- The pirate at home and at large -- From phreaking to fudding -- Past, present, and future.

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