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Nora Slonimsky on Colonial Copyright

Season 1, Ep. 548

In this episode, Nora Slonimsky, Gardiner Assistant Professor of History at Iona College, discusses her draft article "Oil, Elephant Bones, and an Act of Parliament: Mapping America's Earliest Copyright Claim." Slonimsky begins by explaining how copyright worked in 18th century England and colonial America. She describes the effort of one American mapmaker to claim a copyright in a popular map. And she reflects on what the episode can tell us about the nature of copyright, and the relationship between England and its North American colonies. Slonimsky is on Twitter at @NoraSlonimsky.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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