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Judge and JuristEssays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry$
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Andrew Burrows, David Johnston, QC, and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.001.0001

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Borrowed Plumes and Robbed Freedmen: Some Aspects of Plagiarism in Roman Antiquity

Borrowed Plumes and Robbed Freedmen: Some Aspects of Plagiarism in Roman Antiquity

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(p.237) 22 Borrowed Plumes and Robbed Freedmen: Some Aspects of Plagiarism in Roman Antiquity
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Judge and Jurist
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Martin Schermaier

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0022

This chapter focuses on the Roman conception of copyright law. It discusses some of the complaints made by Roman authors about ‘theft’ of their works to illustrate the Roman sense of justice in this field. It shows that Roman authors showed a tendency to make use of legal terminology to express the right to their own creation. This makes even clearer that any kind of legal protection was actually missing.

Keywords:   Roman law, copyright law, Roman authors, legal protection, intellectual property

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