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For the next 24 hours only the University of Chicago Press is pleased to offer the e-edition of Adrian John’s brand new book Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates as a free download from our website.
About the book&mdash: “[Johns] traces the tensions between authorized and unauthorized producers and distributors of books, music, and other intellectual property in British and American culture from the 17th century to the present. … The shifting theoretical arguments about copyright and authorial property are presented in a cogent and accessible manner. Johns’ research stands as an important reminder that today’s intellectual property crises are not unprecedented, and offers a survey of potential approaches to a solution.” —Publishers Weekly
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