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The Resource Copyrighting God : ownership of the sacred in American religion, Andrew Ventimiglia, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

Copyrighting God : ownership of the sacred in American religion, Andrew Ventimiglia, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

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Copyrighting God : ownership of the sacred in American religion
Title
Copyrighting God
Title remainder
ownership of the sacred in American religion
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Andrew Ventimiglia, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
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Language
eng
Summary
Copyrighting God' provides the first detailed account of how American religious organizations used copyright in sacred texts not simply for economic gain but also for social organization and control. Including chapters on the angelic authorship of 'The Urantia Book', Mary Baker Eddy's use of copyright to construct the Christian Science Church, interdenominational disputes in the Worldwide Church of God, and the Church of Scientology's landmark lawsuits against Internet service providers, this book examines how religious copyright owners mobilized the law in order to organize communities, protect sacred goods, produce new forms of spiritual identity, and even enchant the material world. In doing so, this book demonstrates that these organizations all engaged in complex efforts to harmonize legal arguments and theological rationales in order to care for and protect religious media, thereby coming to a nuanced understanding of secular law as a resource for, and obstacle to, their unique spiritual objectives
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Ventimiglia, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Copyright infringement
  • Intellectual property
  • Religious institutions
  • Religious minorities
  • Actions and defenses
  • Religion and law
  • Actions and defenses
  • Copyright infringement
  • Intellectual property
  • Religion and law
  • Religious institutions
  • Religious minorities
  • United States
Label
Copyrighting God : ownership of the sacred in American religion, Andrew Ventimiglia, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781108430371
Lccn
2018022367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1035776786
Label
Copyrighting God : ownership of the sacred in American religion, Andrew Ventimiglia, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781108430371
Lccn
2018022367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1035776786

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