‘Willinsky on intellectual property and learning’

“Out soon with the University of Chicago Press by John Willinsky, Stanford University is The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke. From the publisher: ‘Providing a sweeping millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West, John Willinsky puts current debates over intellectual property into context, asking what it is about learning that helped to create the concept even as it gave the products of knowledge a different legal and economic standing than other sorts of property. Willinsky begins with Saint Jerome in the fifth century …'” (more)

[Mitra Sharafi, Legal History Blog, 27 December]

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