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Author Slauter, Will, 1977- author.

Title Who owns the news? : a history of copyright / Will Slauter.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  K1443.N4 S55 2019    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Owning news in an age of censorship and monopoly -- Toward a culture of copying in eighteenth-century Britain -- Scissors editors : cutting and pasting in early America -- Market news and the limits of copyright in nineteenth-century America -- Debating copyright for news in industrial Britain -- Press associations and the quest for exclusivity in the United States -- International News Service v. Associated Press and its legacy -- Epilogue : the view from the digital age.
Summary "You can't copyright facts, but is news a category unto itself? Without legal protection for the 'ownership' of news, what incentive does a news organization have to invest in producing quality journalism that serves the public good? This book explores the intertwined histories of journalism and copyright law in the United States and Great Britain, revealing how shifts in technology, government policy, and publishing strategy have shaped the media landscape. publishers have long sought to treat news as exclusive to protect their investments against copying or 'free riding.' But over the centuries, arguments about the vital role of newspapers and the need for information to circulate have made it difficult to defend property rights in news. Beginning with the earliest printed news publications and ending with the Internet, Will Slauter traces these countervailing trends, offering a fresh perspective on debates about copyright and efforts to control the flow of news"--Back cover.
Subject Copyright -- News articles -- United States -- History.
Copyright -- News articles -- Great Britain -- History.
Journalism -- United States -- History.
Journalism -- Great Britain -- History.
Press law -- United States -- History.
Press law -- Great Britain -- History.
Copyright -- News articles. (OCoLC)fst00878751
Journalism. (OCoLC)fst00984032
Press law. (OCoLC)fst01075880
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Slauter, Will, 1977- Who owns the news? Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2019 9781503607729 (DLC) 2018038154 (OCoLC)1048656998
ISBN 9781503604889 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
1503604888 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
9781503607712 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
1503607712 (paperback ; alkaline paper)

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