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On Scrolls, Artefacts And Intellect : JSP Supplements (Hardcover) - ;Macqueen,;Carmichael, LIM

On Scrolls, Artefacts And Intellect

JSP Supplements (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9781841272122

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What are the legal rights to ancient documents of editors, archaeologists, curators, or modern states? In the light of recent controversies, this collection emphasizes the status of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in Palestine, recovered in Jordan, and largely edited by an international Christian team who prevented public access to unpublished manuscripts. Subsquently, the state of Israel, which had already purchased many of the Scrolls, has assumed responsibility for all of them. Most recently, one scroll editor has claimed copyright on his reconstruction, instigating a lawsuit and introducing serious implications for future Scrolls scholarship. This volume looks at international copyright and property rights as they affect archaeologists, editors and curators, but focuses on the issue of 'authorship' of the Scrolls, both published and unpublished, and the contributors include legal experts as well as many of the major figures in recent controversies, such as Hershel Shanks, John Strugnell, Geza Vermes and Emanuel Tov.

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"Those who have followed the battle over the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls will be interested in this book..."
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2002

Abbreviationsp. 11
List of Contributorsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Opening Remarks to the Symposium on Intellectual Property and Cultural Artefactsp. 20
The Case of 4QMMT
The Judgmentp. 26
Intellectual Property Law and the Scholar: Cases I Have Knownp. 63
Principles of Intellectual Property and Copyright Laws
The Application of American Copyright Law to the Dead Sea Scrolls Controversyp. 74
Copyright Law and the Dead Sea Scrolls: A British Perspectivep. 99
Choice of Law Regarding Copyright and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Basic Principlesp. 116
Legal Aspects of the Recent History of the Qumran Scrolls: Access, Ownership Title and Copyrightp. 128
Assaying Qimron's Originalityp. 159
History of the Study of the Qumran Scrolls
The Original Team of Editorsp. 178
Access to the Dead Sea Scrolls: Fifty Years of Personal Experiencep. 193
The Publication of the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 199
Scholarly Enterprise and Individual Property Rights
To Publish or Not To Publish? Anecdotes from the Secret History of Epigraphyp. 216
Kenyon's Jerusalem Excavation Reportsp. 223
The Supreme Court Judgment
Select Bibliographyp. 259
Index of Authorsp. 267
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ISBN: 9781841272122
ISBN-10: 1841272124
Series: JSP Supplements (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.01 x 15.09  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1