Printing history and development (Digital Encyclopedia)
H.G. Wells from A Short History of the World (1922)
Censorship: The Council of Trent (1542)
Amazon: The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Elizabeth Eisenstein)
As the Gutenberg press spread through Europe, printing and selling books and other material emerged as an important commercial activity. Legal systems adapted gradually to recognize the rights of authors to the economic value of their ideas. One of the key challenges facing the digital age is the question of how to apply the notions of intellectual property to digital content, including software, audio and video content, databases, and other forms of information.