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Secret History of Copyright

Secret History of Copyright by Copyright Alliance

January 8, 2019

Here is a compilation of our blog series, the Secret History of Copyright. The series will unlock some of the mysteries of the copyright world – including little-known laws, influencers, cases and much more!


The Ius Imaginum of Ancient Rome: Was it the first Copyright Law? by Hugh Stephens

Riders on the Storm: How Ray Manzarek & the Doors Helped Change The Course of Copyright History by Neil Turkewitz

Walt Whitman Championed Democracy and Fought for Copyright – Part I by David Newhoff

Copyright: The Once and Future Foundation of Civil Rights and the Safeguarding of Consent by Neil Turkewitz

Bob Kastenmeier: Copyright Successes and Lessons Learned by Michael J. Remington

Walt Whitman Championed Democracy and Fought for Copyright – Part II by David Newhoff

U.S. Instrument of Accession to the Berne Convention – An Untold Story by Michael J. Remington

Jaco’s Legacy by Stephen Carlisle

Secret History of Copyright: NAFTA, USMCA, and Fair Use by Terry Hart

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