As previously announced, bookings are open for our on-line Copyright History event, to take place as a webinar on Wednesday 15 December 5.30pm UK time (GMT). Please, book here.
First, Dr Giles Bergel (University of Oxford) and Prof. Ian Gadd (Bath Spa University) will present a new resource – Stationers’ Register Online – which digitises the entries for the literary, musical and artistic works made in the registers of the Stationers’ Company of London between 1557 and 1640.
Secondly, Prof. Jane Ginsburg (Columbia Law School) will introduce a new section (Vatican sources) which she (and her team of Latinists) contributed to the primary sources archive at www.copyrighthistory.org: ‘Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)’ edited by Prof. Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow). ‘Primary Sources on Copyright’ is a digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c.1450) to 1900.
The new documents can be browsed as they emerge during the next week. You will find petitions for, revocations of, and even counterfeits of Papal privileges, reflecting the currents of the 17th century.
The presentations of the new material will be followed by an open discussion, chaired by Lionel Bently and Martin Kretschmer, and joined by Dr Elena Cooper and Prof. Neil Netanel, two of the national editors of Primary Sources on Copyright.
5.30pm Welcome and introduction (Martin Kretschmer)
5.40pm Stationers’ Register Online (Giles Bergel and Ian Gadd)
5.55pm Introduction to Primary Sources on Copyright (Lionel Bently)
6pm Vatican sources (Jane Ginsburg)
6.30pm Open discussion (including Elena Cooper and Neil Netanel)
This event is the first in a series of ‘CREATe Digital Resources’ events which will continue in early 2022. Future events will cover two other CREATe developed resources: Copyright Evidence and Copyright User. Further details of these events will be released in January on the CREATe blog and newsletter. To sign-up for updates, please register here.