Three Hundred Years Since the Statute of Anne, from 1709 to Cyberspace
Edited by Lionel Bently, Uma Suthersanen and Paul Torremans
This innovative book celebrates the tri-centenary of modern copyright, which began with the enactment of the Statute of Anne by the British Parliament in 1709, and was soon followed by other copyright legislation abroad. The Statute of Anne is traditionally claimed to be the world’s first copyright statute, and is thus viewed as the origin of a system of national laws that today exists in virtually all countries of the world. However, this book illustrates that while there is some truth in this claim, it is also important to treat it with caution.
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- Opening Speech
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Part I: The History of Copyright
- Chapter 2: The Statute of Anne 1709–10: Its Historical Setting
- Chapter 3: What’s New About the Statute of Anne? Or Six Observations in Search of an Act
- Chapter 4: To What Degree Did the Statute of Anne (8 Anne, c.19, ) Affect Commercial Practices of the Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century England? Some Provisional Answers about Copyright, Chiefly from Bibliography and Book History
- Chapter 5: The Statute of Anne and Author’s Rights: Pope v. Curll (1741)
- Chapter 6: Transition from Guild Regulation to Modern Copyright Law – A View from the Low Countries
- Chapter 7: Transition from Guild Regulation to Modern Copyright Law (Sweden)
- Chapter 8: From Privilege to Modern Copyright Law
- Chapter 9: The Influence (Past and Present) of the Statute of Anne in France
- Chapter 10: The Influence of the Statute of Anne on Belgian Copyright Law
- Chapter 11: Colonial Copyright Redux: 1709 v 1832
- Chapter 12: Introduction to Part II
- Chapter 13: Phoenixes in the Internet Era – The Changing Role of Libraries
- Chapter 14: The Development of Digital Libraries in the United States
- Chapter 15: Digital Libraries in the Current Legal and Educational Environment: A European Perspective
- Chapter 16: Digital Libraries in the Current Legal and Educational Environment: Towards a Remunerated Compulsory License or Limitation?
- Chapter 17: Digital Libraries: Collective Administration for Online Libraries – A Rightsholders’ Dream or an Outdated Illusion?
- Chapter 18: Towards a Contextual Copyright?
- Chapter 19: Google Book Search
- Chapter 20: Problem or Solution? Mass Digitisation of Library Stocks and the Google Book Settlement
- Chapter 21: Online Exploitation and Licensing: General Reporter’s Summary and Proposals for Discussion
- Chapter 22: Introduction to Part III
- Chapter 23: International Exhaustion
- Chapter 24: The Economic Perspective: Exhaustion in the Digital Age
- Chapter 25: The Legal Perspective on Exhaustion in the Borderless Era: Consideration of a Digital First Sale Doctrine for Online Transmissions of Digital Works in the United States
- Chapter 26: Exhaustion in Digital Products and the ‘Accidental’ Impact on the Balance of Interests in Copyright Law
- Chapter 27: Exhaustion – A Casualty of the Borderless Digital Era
- Chapter 28: Historical Appearances and Disappearances of Formalities: From Berne to National Laws
- Chapter 29: Formalities in the Digital Era: An Obstacle or Opportunity?
- Chapter 30: The US Experience with Formalities: A Love/Hate Relationship
- Chapter 31: The Scope of Formalities in International Copyright Law in a Digital Context
- Chapter 32: The Graduated Response and the Role of Intermediaries: Avoiding the Apocalypse or a Return to the Sources?
- Closing Speech
- Closing dinner speech at Lincoln's Inn, 17 June 2009
- Appendix 1: The Statute of Anne 1709-1710
- Appendix 2: Further reading