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Piracy


Piracy
the intellectual property wars
from gutenberg to gates
*
Adrian Johns
the university of chicago press
Chicago and London

adrian johns is professor of history and chair of the Committee on
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of
Chicago, and the author of The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in
the Making
(1998), published by the University of Chicago Press.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637
The University of Chicago Press, Ltd., London
(c) 2009 by Adrian Johns
All rights reserved. Published 2009
Printed in the United States of America
18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 1 2 3 4 5
isbn-13: 978-0-226-40118-8 (cloth)
isbn-10: 0-226-40118-9 (cloth)
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Johns, Adrian.
Piracy : the intellectual property wars from Gutenberg to Gates / Adrian
Johns.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
isbn-13: 978-0-226-40118-8 (cloth: alk. paper)
isbn-10: 0-226-40118-9 (cloth: alk. paper)
1. Intellectual property infringement--History. 2. Piracy
(Copyright)--History. 3. Copyright
infringement--History.
4. Software piracy--History. 5. Printing--History. I. Title.
K1401.J645 2009
346.04'8--dc22
2009017513
The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of
the American National Standard for Information Sciences--Permanence
of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1992.

For David.
And it is, it is a glorious thing
To be a Pirate King!


Contents
1 A General History of the Pirates 1
2 The Invention of Piracy 17
3 The Piratical Enlightenment 41
4 Experimenting with Print 57
5 Pharmaceutical Piracy and the Origins of Medical Patenting 83
6 Of Epics and Orreries 109
7 The Land without Property 145
8 Making a Nation 179
9 The Printing Counterrevolution 213
10 Inventors, Schemers, and Men of Science 247
11 International Copyright and the Science of Civilization 291
12 The First Pirate Hunters 327
13 The Great Oscillation War 357
14 Intellectual Property and the Nature of Science 401
15 The Pirate at Home and at Large 431
16 From Phreaking to Fudding 463
17 Past, Present, and Future 497
Acknowledgments 519
Notes 523
Index 593



1
A General History of the Pirates
In mid-2004, executives at the Tokyo headquarters of the huge electron-
ics multinational NEC began to hear reports that its products were being
counterfeited and sold in Chinese stores. Nobody was at all surprised.
Reports of this kind were routine for any corporation of NEC's size and
reach, and in this case they initially seemed to concern small stu--blank
DVDs and the like. The company nevertheless moved swiftly to put into
action its standard response in such cases, hiring a firm called Inter-
national Risk to look into the matter. There was no reason to suspect that
this would prove to be anything more than yet another incident like all the
others--irritating, no doubt, but impossible to suppress entirely. Piracy
of this kind was the unavoidable price of doing business on a global
scale.
Two years, half a dozen countries, and several continents later, what
International Risk had unveiled shocked even the most jaded experts in
today's industrial shenanigans. They revealed not just a few streetwise
DVD pirates, but an entire parallel NEC organization. As the real com-
pany's senior vice president ruefully remarked, the pirates had "attempted
to completely assume the NEC brand." Their version, like the original,
was multinational and highly professional. Its agents carried business
cards. They were even recruited publicly by what looked like legitimate
advertising.1 The piratical firm had not only replicated existing NEC
1

Document Outline

  • Contents
  • 1 A General History of the Pirates
  • 2 The Invention of Piracy
  • 3 The Piratical Enlightenment
  • 4 Experimenting with Print
  • 5 Pharmaceutical Piracy and the Origins of Medical Patenting
  • 6 Of Epics and Orreries
  • 7 The Land without Property
  • 8 Making a Nation
  • 9 The Printing Counterrevolution
  • 10 Inventors, Schemers, and Men of Science
  • 11 International Copyright and the Science of Civilization
  • 12 The First Pirate Hunters
  • 13 The Great Oscillation War
  • 14 Intellectual Property and the Nature of Science
  • 15 The Pirate at Home and at Large
  • 16 From Phreaking to Fudding
  • 17 Past, Present, and Future
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index

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