Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2018

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780190868772

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From Maimonides to Microsoft

The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Neil Weinstock Netanel

  • Traces the development of Jewish copyright law by relaying the stories of five dramatic disputes, running from the sixteenth century to the present
  • Describes each dispute in its historical context and examines the rabbinic rulings that sought to resolve it
  • Introduces copyright scholars, students, and practitioners to an entirely new narrative and body of copyright jurisprudence
  • Includes new material regarding the operation of the Jewish book trade and some of the leading disputes affecting it
  • Compares Jewish copyright law with its Anglo-American and Continental European counterparts
  • Of interest to students of Jewish law, Jewish history, and publishing

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