Thursday, February 01, 2007

Printing in France during the time of King Louis XIV

In the Creation of Media, France had a great way in getting media around by using the Printing Guild. Most people who did not belong to the guild were considered to be printing intruders.

Was it so wrong that the people had to belong to the guild if they had something of importance to say? Could they not express themselves without joining any oraganizations?

Well, i believe that legally if someone's story has to be brought towards all the citizens of the country, then they need to be a part of a legal institution or organization, that in turn will also accredit them for what they wanted to get across. Also this had to be done so that other people could not steal stories as well.


Page 29 (Chapt 1)

The Creation of Media
Paul Starr


At 11:55 AM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good, substantive post.

The guild system was a way for the government to control the print industry and a way for the printers in the guild to eliminate economic competition. It was a partnership to concentrate political and economic power.


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