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Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Michael D. Birnhack


When the British Empire enacted copyright law for its colonies, it called it colonial copyright, or imperial copyright, but it had only one kind of interest in mind: its own. This book deconstructs the imperial policy regarding copyright, by reversing the order and asking how British copyright was received in the colonies. Colonial copyright is told here from the point of view of the colonized, rather than the colonizer’s standpoint. The book suggests a general model of Colonial Copyright, understood as the intersection of legal transplants, colonial law, and the particular features of copyrig ... More

Keywords: British Empire, copyright law, copyright history, Mandate Palestine, authorship, legal transplants, culture, identity politics, globalization, postcolonial studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael D. Birnhack, author
Professor of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Israel