The Critic Volume 38

The Critic Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...nevertheless prohibited importation under the copyright laws for the reason that it was duly copyrighted in the United States. Miss Elisabeth Marbury, who represents M. Rostand, both in the business of the play and the book, secured the copyright for M. Fasquelle, the French publisher, complying with every requirement of the law. Even then, however, it was doubtful whether the Brentanos, who bought the book rights for America, could prevent the importation of French copies other than their own. Unauthorized importations were freely threatened, but now the question is settled and the law will deal severely with any one who attempts piratical importation. The Commissioner of Labor has been at great pains to discover the practical benefits of the international copyright law, and to that end has had publishers in all parts of the country interviewed on the subject. The question at issue is, was " piracy" beneficial or injurious to printers or publishers? The concensus of opinion is that piracy was not only immoral but that it was not beneficial; in other words, that "honesty is the best policy." Even expirates give their testimony to this effect. One expects publishers who never pirated, even when pirating was permitted by law, to testify against the pernicious practice, but that those who sailed under the black flag testify with eloquent vehemence that it was a bad thing, is not without its lesson. There is still a little piracy going on, but not by publishers who have anything to lose--either money or reputation. publishing house. She drew her pen through the publishers' name on the face of the card and substituted that of the dairy that served her. On the reverse she wrote: " Please send me one dozen...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992660
  • 9781236992666