The American Novel To 1870
This chapter examines the perils associated with American authorship during the early nineteenth century, with particular reference to issue of intellectual property and copyright. It begins with an analysis of the impact of intellectual property rights on publishing and the culture of reprinting, along with the influence of copyright on the American novel. It then considers the problem concerning the definition of “American authorship” and how the unstable nature of American authorship subjected writers who wished to promote it to charges of fraudulence. It also explores the question of originality among writers before concluding with a discussion of the radical expansion of publishing in the post-Civil War era and its effects on literary property and literary nationalism.
American authorship, intellectual property, copyright, publishing, reprinting, American novel, American authorship, fraudulence, originality, literary property, literary nationalism
Oxford University Press
J. G. Kennedy And L. S. Person
Lara Langer Cohen and M. L. McGill.
"The Perils Of Authorship: Literary Propoerty And Nineteenth-Century American Fiction".
The American Novel To 1870.