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The War of the Booksellers: Hinton v Donaldson

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPronounced for Doom
EditorsJohn P. Grant, Elaine E. Sutherland
ISBN (Print)9781904968658
Publication statusPublished - 2013


An account of the background, the parties, the lawyers and the judges in the great 1773 case on literary property which decided that in Scotland (unlike England) the law was based only on statute. The House of Lords in England followed suit the next year, giving copyright law a legal character which it has retained down to the present day.

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