Piracy and Copyright Challenges in 1841 Mirror Those of Today

Technology has come a long way since 1841, but the copyright debate at the time was strikingly similar to what were witnessing today. 170 years ago a new copyright bill was being discussed in the United Kingdom, one that would extend the rights of book authors to sixty years after their death.

While some favored the plan, some feared that this lengthy copyright monopoly would only succeed in increasing piracy,

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http://torrentfreak.com/piracy-and-copyright-challenges-in-1841-mirror-those-of-today-111024/

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