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Fashioning Intellectual Property

Fashioning Intellectual Property
Exhibition, Advertising and the Press, 1789–1918

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  • Vigorous public debate about intellectual property has a long history. In this assessment of the shifting relationships between the law and the economic, social and cultural sources of creativity and innovation during the long-nineteenth century, Megan Richardson and Julian Thomas examine the 'fashioning' of the law by focusing on emblematic cases, key legislative changes and broader debates. Along the way, the authors highlight how, in 'the age of journalism', the press shaped, and was shaped by, the idea of intellectual property as a protective crucible for improvements in knowledge and progress in the arts and sciences. The engagement in our own time between intellectual property and the creative industries remains volatile and unsettled. As the authors conclude, the fresh opportunities for artistic diversity, expression and communication offered by new media could see the place of intellectual property in the scheme of law being reinvented once again.

    • Interdisciplinary study of intellectual property law will appeal to those who prefer to go beyond black-letter approaches
    • Demonstrates how economic, social and cultural influences in the period from the French Revolution to the First World War helped fashion intellectual property
    • Focus on exhibition, advertising and the press highlights some important and neglected sources of influence on the fashioning of intellectual property
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139210751
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Journalism Age:
    1. Grub Street biographers
    2. Author-journalists
    3. Agitators and dissenters
    4. End of the property right
    Part II. The Exhibition-Effect:
    5. Patent inadequacies
    6. Exhibition fever
    7. Lessons and compromises
    8. Rise of advertising
    Part III. The Author-Brand Continuum:
    9. Rethinking 'romantic' authorship
    10. The artist in an age of mechanical reproduction
    11. From fashion to brand
    12. Closing the categories

  • Authors

    Megan Richardson, University of Melbourne
    Megan Richardson is a Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law, an Associate Director of Law at the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne.

    Julian Thomas, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria
    Julian Thomas is Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and Professor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

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