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Published: 07 May 2019

308 Pages | 7 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198831976

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Characters Before Copyright

The Rise and Regulation of Fan Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Matthew H. Birkhold

Law and Literature

  • Explores eighteenth-century German fan fiction in relation to unregulated literary borrowing
  • A detailed history of the German book trade, copyright law, and legal history
  • Provides new insight into the history of literature and authorship, moral rights, and intellectual property
  • Includes an Appendix that provides biographies and reception histories of once-popular but now-forgotten authors and works