From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Date: Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Library Events

A Book Talk With Author Neil Weinstock Netanel

Dr. Neil Weinstock Netanel, the Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law at the UCLA School of Law, discusses his book From Maimonides to Microsoft, on the evolution of the Jewish law of copyright from the dawn of printed books to current technologies. The book has been hailed as a fascinating, groundbreaking exploration of “key concepts in Jewish discourse that emerged to contend with the new technology and business of print, which differed so dramatically from the world of manuscript production.” Netanel also describes rabbinic debates regarding new digital media that show “how rabbinic traditionalists have grappled with rapid technological change.”

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.

January 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. 


Admission to From Maimonides to Microsoft book talk is free, but reservations are required.

Please arrive early and have photo ID available.