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Hargreaves, Copyright, Technology and the Future of the Creative Industries : a UK multidisciplinary perspective

Lilian Edwards – Deputy Director CREATe Professor of E-Governance, University of Strathclyde Copyright was invented simultaneously to provide a revenue stream for creators and also to provide an incentive for the production of works useful to the public. As the Statute of Anne’s preface  put it in 1710 : “Whereas printers, booksellers, and other persons have of late frequently taken the liberty of printing, reprinting, and publishing, or causing to be printed, reprinted, and published, books and other writings, without the consent of the authors or proprietors of such books and writings, to their very great detriment, and too often to the ruin of them and their families: for preventing therefore such practices for the future, and for the encouragement … Continue reading

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