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Author Netanel, Neil,
Title From Maimonides to Microsoft : the Jewish law of copyright since the birth of print / Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Subject Copyright (Jewish law) -- History.
Alt Name Nimmer, David,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In 'From Maimonides to Microsoft', Professors Netanel and Nimmer trace the development of Jewish copyright law by relaying the stories of five dramatic disputes, running from the sixteenth century to the present. They describe each dispute in its historical context and examine the rabbinic rulings that sought to resolve it. Remarkably, these disputes address some of the same issues that animate copyright jurisprudence today: Is copyright a property right or a limited regulatory prerogative? What is copyright's rationale? What is its scope? How can copyright be enforced against an infringer who is beyond the applicable legal authority's reach?
Contents Cover; From Maimonides to Microsoft; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Note on Transliteration, Translation, Acronyms, Word Choice, and Dates; 1. Introduction: Microsoft in Bnei Brak; I. A Rabbinic Court Edict; II. What is Jewish Copyright Law?; III. The Normative and Institutional Framework of Jewish Law; IV. Creative Borrowing, Pragmatism, and Coercion; V. Mapping Our Journey; 2. From Privileges and Printers' Guilds to Copyright; I. Book Privileges and the Early Modern European Book Trade; II. Book Privileges and Copyright Compared; III. The Schlick Privilege of 1511
IV. Grounds for Granting PrivilegesV. Scope of Protection and Territorial Limitations; VI. Duration and Novelty; VII. Authors; VIII. Conditions for Enjoying Privilege; IX. Penalties and Enforcement; X. Printers' Guilds; XI. Copyright and Literary Property; 3. Rabbinic Reprinting Bans: Between Ktav Dat and Privilege; I. The First Rabbinic Reprinting Ban; II. Borrowing From Book Privileges; III. Delayed Adoption of Rabbinic Reprinting Bans; 4. Maharam of Padua versus Giustiniani: Rival Editions of Maimonides's Mishneh Torah; I. The Maharam, Moses Isserles, and the Mishneh Torah; A. The Market
B. Communal TiesC. Intellectual Kinship; 1. Maimonidean Rationalism; 2. The Codification Project; 3. Broad Tent; II. The Competing Editions; III. The Rema's Ruling; A. Noahide Law; B. Gezel; C. Wrongful Competition: Encroaching on Another's Livelihood; D. Abetting in a Transgression; E. Anxiety over Print; F. Scribal Error; G. Suspicion of Christian Printers; H. Decree; IV. Postscript; 5. Rabbinic Reprinting Bans Take Hold; I. Rabbinic Reprinting Bans in Venice; II. Jewish Council Regulation of the Book Trade; III. Proliferation of Rabbinic Reprinting Bans
IV. Rabbinic Reprinting Bans Compared with Book PrivilegesA. Halakhic Justification; B. Territorial Scope; C. Flexibilities; D. Printers' Guilds and Book Trade Regulation; 6. From a Yiddish Bible to a German Prayer Book; I. The Yiddish Bible and the Council of Four Lands; II. The Demise of Jewish Communal Autonomy; III. The Dispute over Sefer Krovot, the "Rodelheim Mahzor"; A. Sefer Krovot; B. Rabbinic Reprinting Bans for Sefer Krovot; C. The First Unauthorized Reprinting: Vienna; D. The Second Unauthorized Reprinting: Dyhernfurth; IV. An Extended Colloquy: Mordekhai Banet and Moses Sofer
A. Banet's Responsum to the Dyhernfurth Rabbi, August 22, 1822B. Sofer's Response to Banet, March 7, 1823; C. Banet's Response to Sofer, April 11, 1827; D. Sofer's Final Rebuttal (Undated); E. Conclusion; 7. Internecine Battles and the Slavuta Talmud; I. The Slavuta Talmud; II. The Kapust Talmud; III. The Vilna Talmud; IV. Principal Arguments of the Rabbinic Decisors; A. Moses Sofer; B. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn; C. Yitzhak Eizik Haver; D. Aryeh Leib Zuenz; E. Summary; V. Epilogue; 8. Moving Beyond Reprinting Bans: From Property to the Law of the Sovereign; I. Introduction
Note Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 28, 2016).
ISBN 9780190456658 (electronic bk.)
0190456655 (electronic bk.)
9780199707331 (electronic bk.)
0199707332 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 948835074
Additional Format Print version : 9780195371994