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Authors in Court

Scenes from the Theater of Copyright

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674984134

Publication Date: 03/05/2018


240 pages

20 halftones


  • Preface
  • 1. Defoe in the Pillory
  • 2. Genteel Wrath: Pope v. Curll (1741)
  • 3. Emancipation and Translation: Stowe v. Thomas (1853)
  • 4. Creating Oscar Wilde: Burrow-Giles v. Sarony (1884)
  • 5. Hollywood Story: Nichols v. Universal (1930)
  • 6. Prohibited Paraphrase: Salinger v. Random House (1987)
  • 7. Purloined Puppies: Rogers v. Koons (1992)
  • 8. Afterword: Metamorphoses of Authorship
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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