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Abraham Goldfaden

Abraham Goldfaden  

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(1840–1908)Ukrainian dramatist and composer, considered the father of the modern Yiddish stage. Goldfaden mounted full-fledged operettas, some of which—The Witch (1879), The Two Kuni-Lemls (1880), ...
access

access  

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(to information)Knowledge (including information) is intimately linked to power and legitimacy. When information is freely available there is a high degree of procedural transparency and confidence ...
account of profits

account of profits  

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A remedy that a claimant can claim as an alternative to damages in certain circumstances, e.g. in an action for breach of copyright. A successful claimant is entitled to a sum equal to the monetary ...
Acquisition

Acquisition  

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(Heb. qinyan). The methods of acquiring property lie at the heart of both proprietary and contractual rights in Jewish civil law. A formal qinyan is necessary to effect the transfer ...
An Act for the Encouragement of Learning

An Act for the Encouragement of Learning  

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(also known as ‘The Statute of Anne’ or ‘ The Copyright Act’) The world’s earliest copyright statute, passed by Parliament in 1709 to take effect in 1710. In England, the ...
Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Ainsworth Rand Spofford  

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 (1825–1908) Librarian of Congress.A former bookseller and newspaperman, Spofford joined the Library of Congress’s staff in 1861 and was appointed librarian in 1864. He permanently united the ...
American Notes for General Circulation

American Notes for General Circulation  

Travel account by Dickens, published in 1842. Dickens visited the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) in a tour that took him from Boston and New York to Canada and as far west as St. Louis. His book is almost ...
annuals

annuals  

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This term covers miscellanies, such as Joy Street (1923) or Blackie's Children's Annual (1905); annual publications associated with weekly or monthly story papers or comics, such as Dandy (1939) or ...
Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzler  

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(1862–1931)Austrian dramatist and novelist. His first play, Anatol (written 1889–92), describes a bourgeois youth like himself who drifts through endless, superficial pleasures. In 1891 he ...
artistic work

artistic work  

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A category of creative work protected by copyright: Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) s 32: any painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving, photograph, building, or model of a building (whether considered ‘art’ ...
Association Typographique Internationale

Association Typographique Internationale  

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(ATypI)Association for type designers and manufacturers, founded in 1957. The first members were drawn from several type foundries, and intended to agree upon a common procedure for licensing ...
Australasian Performing Right Association

Australasian Performing Right Association  

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A not-for-profit organisation which administers a public performance, communication, and reproduction licensing scheme and collects, on behalf of its members, royalties for performances of copyright ...
author

author  

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1. The title given to the creator of a text in any medium—although traditionally associated with the writer of a literary work.2. The romantic notion of an individual artistic voice that brings unity ...
author–publisher agreements

author–publisher agreements  

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Contractual agreements between authors of books and publishers of those books have been and remain an essential instrument for an orderly market in commercial book publishing.1. Contract and ...
Authors League of America

Authors League of America  

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Founded in 1912 to protect copyright material. Its categories of membership have changed over the years, and in 1964 its structure added to the League an Authors Guild and a Dramatists Guild. Matters ...
Authorship

Authorship  

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Literature
For more than two centuries “authorship” has been conceived by American readers in Romantic terms—that is, as the creation, by a stable and individual consciousness, of an original idea or ...
Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge  

A novel by Dickens published in 1841 as part of Master Humphrey's Clock. The earlier of Dickens's two historical novels, it is set at the period of the Gordon anti‐popery riots of 1780, and Lord ...
Bell's British Theatre and Poets of Great Britain

Bell's British Theatre and Poets of Great Britain  

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Published by the innovative bookseller and printer John Bell, Bell’s British Theatre (21 vols, 1776–8) and Bell’s Poets of Great Britain Complete From Chaucer to Churchill (109 vols, 1776–83) were ...
Berne Convention

Berne Convention  

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The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works: an international convention of September 1886 that sets out ground rules for protection of copyright at national level; it has ...
Billy Florence

Billy Florence  

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(1831–91)American actor. Born in Albany as Bernard Conlin, in 1849 he made his stage debut in Richmond, Virginia, playing Tobias in Dunlap's The Stranger. His New York bow came ...

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