Kodak Camera

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Lake, Jessica. (2019) Kodak Camera. In In Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter (Ed.). A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects pp. 121-128 Cambridge University Press.
AuthorsLake, Jessica
EditorsClaudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter
Abstract

[Extract] “It must be known of the ‘kodaker’ has not kept pace with the development of the ‘kodak.’ It is difficult for some people to understand that there are those who have a strong prejudice against being promiscuously ‘snapped at’ through a camera,” opined an article from the Ladies Home Journal in 1900. The invention and release of the Kodak camera by New York entrepreneur George Eastman in 1888 heralded a new generation of photographic cameras, intensified debates about the unauthorized capture and circulation of people’s (particularly women’s) images at a time of shifting and unstable gender roles, and contributed to the recognition of a right to privacy in the United States, the first in the common law world.

Page range121-128
Year2019
Book titleA History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781108420013
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Deposited07 Apr 2021
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