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By Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

In this scholarly but hugely available paintings, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén strains 3 major subject matters in the scope of cultural possession: authorship as one of many easy gains of print tradition, using highbrow estate rights as a privileged software of regulate, and eventually globalization as a pre-condition below which either function. Underwritten via speedy technological switch and elevated worldwide interdependence, highbrow estate rights are designed to guard a creation that's now not commercial, yet informational.

No Trespassing tells the tale of a century of profound swap in cultural possession. It starts off with overdue nineteenth-century Europe, exploring cultural possession in a few settings throughout either spatial and temporal divides, and concludes in state-of-the-art worldwide, knowledge-based society. Wirtén takes an interdisciplinary and overseas procedure, utilizing a wide range of fabric from complaints to novels for her reasons. From Victor Hugo and the 1886 Berne conference, to the interpretation of Peter Høeg?s bestseller Smilla's feel of Snow, Wirtén charts a historical past of highbrow estate rights and laws. She addresses the connection among writer and translator, seems to be on the demanding situations to highbrow estate by way of the arriving of the photocopier, takes under consideration the media conglomerate's look for content material as a key asset because the Nineteen Sixties, and considers how a Western felony framework interacts with makes an attempt to guard conventional wisdom and folklore. No Trespassing is vital examining for all who care approximately tradition and the longer term regulatory constructions of entry to it.

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