Google Tech Talks August 15, 2006 Karl Fogel ABSTRACT Copyright is derived from a 16th-century English censorship law, later turned into a monopoly right to subsidize distribution. This history is so
Karl Fogel’s classic talk going all the way back to Gutenberg to explain how copyright was created by and for publishers.
Given at Google in 2006 when their motto was still ‘don’t be evil’.
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