Colonial copyright: an early case of globalisation

  • Michael Birnhack
Keywords: Legal history, Copyright, Commonwealth, Great Britain --Colonies


The author provides an account of the legal history of copyright law in the former British colonies, seen and understood from the colonized side. He looks at the ways in which colonial copyright can be considered as an early instance of “legal transplant” and local adaptation of emerging international practice and agreement. Article by Michael Birnhack (Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University, Israel and IALS Fellow) - published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.


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