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The term copyright today indicates an author's (creator's) right to his intellectual property (in literature, art, music, and scholarship) including its aspects in the law of property (rights of use) and the law of persons (author's moral rights). The general principles of the legal protection of authors emerged on the European Continent at the turn of the 19th century. For England,…

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Dölemeyer, Barbara, “Copyright”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029418>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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