Adrian Johns on Piracy

by on June 22, 2010 · 1 comment

On this week’s episode of the podcast, Adrian Johns, professor in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, expert on the history of science and the history of the book, and author of the new book, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Guttenberg to Gates, discusses the history of intellectual property and piracy.  He discusses origins of copyright law in London, the first pirates, and today’s digital piracy.  He also addresses the future of books and potential tipping points that could prompt changes in copyright law, citing the Google Books project and pharmaceuticals in the developing world.

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  • jessica

    Has anyone had any experience with Dr. Adrian Dobs at Johns Hopkins Hospital? She is my endocrinologist. She is doing my hormone replacement therapy and is giving me a hard time about switching from the gel form to the injection form. Anyone have any ideas of how to get her to work with me?

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