Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 171.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:02:27 +0100
From: Glenn Everett <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 14.0165 King's publishing venture
A pedantic correction to Norman Hinton's note: I believe the practice of
selling subscriptions to works yet to be completed and published was a
well-established practice in 18th-century London well before Samuel
> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:16:41 +0100
> From: "Norman D. Hinton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > R. Polk Wagner wrote:
> > >[Stephen King's] explicitly asking people to pay for his future
> services. The
> > >traditional theory of intellectual property would not consider this
> > >possibility. Classic intellectual property theory holds that
> > >get paid for the works they've already created, not works they've
> > >produce."
> > Hasn't Mr. Wagner ever heard of an advance? I believe Mark Twain
> > of his works by advance subscription through canvassers.
> A practice begun by Dr. Samuel Johnson, well before "classical intellectual
> property theory", a newcomer on the writer's horizon.
-- Glenn S. Everett English Dept. University of Tennessee at Martin email@example.com
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