Friday 25 June 2010

Privilege, Property ... and perhaps a Xmas present

There's a new copyright book just coming out -- Privilege and Property. Essays on the History of Copyright, edited by Ronan Deazley, Martin Kretschmer and Lionel Bently. It's published by Open Book Publishers and comes in hardback, paperback and digital download formats. If you don't want to buy it, you will have the option of reading it online free of charge. It's not yet published, but will be very, very soon (click here) for contents, author list and other details.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'm intrigued both by the prospect of a good, scholarly read and by the business model on which this title is based. With luck, it should maximise exposure of the contributors to their readers while also capturing a chance to secure some income from reasonable pricing plus a flexible set of options such as only the internet can provide. This could be the ideal Christmas stocking filler for the copyright enthusiast who has everything ...

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