How is printed book configured in contrast with digital or electronic media?
o Books: linear, deep-focused, imperatives of syntax, active engagement of the readers
attention, total immersion, essentially private, fundamentally private (direct exc
In world of manuscripts, scripts tend to reflect content and forms
Bible (Jenson 1479)
Dream of Scipio (Jenson1472)
Gutenberg Indulgence, 1450s
Triumph of Roman typeface
Montaigne, Essais, 1580
Rabelais, Quart livre, 1540s
Aldus Manutius, 150
We considered how the presence of authors in the book trade
redefined debates about intellectual property.
But how do these debates define authors and authorship?
French Literary and Artistic Property Act (July 19, 1793)
John Foxe, Actes and Monuments (1563)
Woodcut showing executions of Bucer and Fagius
and their books, 1557
Today, we generally see censorship
as something obtrusive; unnatural; a curtailing of rights.
we dont expect a modern government, entru
The First New Media
The Printing Revolution and its Cultural, Social, and Political Impacts
Ceci tuera cela. Victor Hugo described the transformative effect of the printed book's rise in the
fifteenth-century Europe of his novel Notre Dame de Paris, in wh
* Privileges giving exclusive rights to print and sell a work are traditionally only for a
* DHricourt and Diderot argue that the privilege should be PERMANENT.
* This is, in part, because the works a publisher prints and sells are inc
Test 2 Thursday, March 10
FORMAT is the same as TEST 1
Combination of IDENTIFICATIONS/DEFINITIONS (answer in
1-2 sentences) drawn from terms listed in the review sheet.
and SHORT ANSWER (answer in 3-4 sentences): based on
concepts and ideas dealt with i
One Hundred Fifth Congress
United States of America
AT T H E S E C O N D S E S S I O N
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight
What is current US copy
Before I looked up the current US copyright law, I did not know that it is more than
300 pages long. I thought it will just be a few lines, listing until when the person has the
right of the product. I also was surprised to find out that it was divided in