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1518* The Articles of the Pope's Bulle (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1538* Henrician Proclamation (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1553* Totell's Printing Patent (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1553William Seres' Printing Patent (United Kingdom)
1553John Day's Privilege for the Catechism (United Kingdom)
1554Selected Extracts from the Stationers' Company's Registers (United Kingdom)
1557* Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1557The Privy Seal warrant concerning the Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom)
1558Calve's privilege for the 'Holsome and Catholick Doctrine' (United Kingdom)
1558Phayer's privilege for Virgil's Aeneid (United Kingdom)
1559* Elizabethan Injunctions (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1559Day's The Cosmographical Glass (United Kingdom)
1559* Day's privilege for The Cosmographical Glass (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1559Jugge and Cawood's printing patent for statute books (United Kingdom)
1559Seres' patent for Primers and Psalters (United Kingdom)
1559Totell's patent for Common Law Books (United Kingdom)
1566* Star Chamber Decree (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1586* Star Chamber Decree (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1618Daniel's The Collection of the Historie of England (United Kingdom)
1624* Statute of Monopolies (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1637* Star Chamber Decree (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1643* The Humble Remonstrance of the Stationers' Company (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1643An Ordinance for the Regulation of Printing (United Kingdom)
1644Milton's Areopagitica (United Kingdom)
1647Ordinance against Unlicensed or Scandalous Pamphlets (United Kingdom)
1649An Act against Unlicensed and Scandalous Books and Pamphlets (United Kingdom)
1653An Act for reviving [the 1649 Act] (United Kingdom)
1662* Licensing Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1662Licensing Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)
1663L'Estrange's Considerations and Proposals (United Kingdom)
1667* Milton's Contract (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1667Recital of the Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom)
1672* Usher's Printing Privilege (United States) Commentary: [1]
1684Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom)
1690* Locke's Second Treatise on Government (selected extracts) (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1693Locke's Memorandum on the 1662 Act (United Kingdom)
1695Reasons for objecting to the renewal of the Licensing Act (United Kingdom)
1700Bladen's Privilege (United States)
1704* Defoe's Essay on the Press (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1706Reasons Humbly Offer'd for the Bill for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)
1709Reasons Humbly Offer'd for the Bill for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)
1709More Reasons Humbly Offer'd for the Bill for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)
1709Reasons Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of the Honourable House of Commons (United Kingdom)
1710* Statute of Anne (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1710A Bill for Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)
1721* Burnet v. Chetwood (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1721Burnet's Bill of Complaint and Chetwood's Answer (United Kingdom)
1721Burnet v. Chetwood: Entries from the Court's Book of Orders (United Kingdom)
1729Gay v. Read (United Kingdom)
1735* Engravers' Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1735The Case of Designers, Engravers, Etchers, &c. (United Kingdom)
1735Engravers' Copyright Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)
1737* Booksellers' Bill (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1737* Baller v. Watson: Entry from the Court's Book of Orders (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1737An Act for the Encouragement of Learning (Draft) (United Kingdom)
1741* Gyles v. Wilcox (Atkyn's Reports) (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1741* Pope v. Curl (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1741Gyles v. Wilcox (Barnardiston's Report) (United Kingdom)
1741Pope's Bill of Complaint, and Curl's Answer (United Kingdom)
1741Pope v Curl: Entry from the Court's Book of Orders (United Kingdom)
1746North Carolina Printing Privilege to Commissioners (United States)
1747* Warburton's Letter from an Author (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1750New York Law Printing Privilege (United States)
1751Tonson v. Walker (United Kingdom)
1761Tonson v. Collins (United Kingdom)
1762* Tonson v. Collins (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1762* An Enquiry into Literary Property (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1762A Vindication of the Rights of Authors (United Kingdom)
1766Engravers' Copyright Act (United Kingdom)
1766Blackstone's Commentaries, Vol.II (selected extracts) (United Kingdom)
1769* Millar v. Taylor (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1772Second New York Law Printing Privilege (United States)
1772William Billings' Second Petition (United States)
1772William Billings' Printing Privilege (United States)
1773* Hinton v. Donaldson (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1773Information for Messrs John Hinton et al (United Kingdom)
1773Information for Alexander Donaldson (United Kingdom)
1774* Donaldson v. Becket (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1774Hargrave's Argument in Defence of Literary Property (United Kingdom)
1774The Cases of the Appellants and Respondents (United Kingdom)
1774The Pleadings of the Counsel before the House (United Kingdom)
1774Booksellers' Bill (United Kingdom)
1774Enfield's Observations (United Kingdom)
1774Macauley's A Modest Plea (United Kingdom)
1774Stella's Modest Exceptions (United Kingdom)
1775* Stationers' Company v. Carnan (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1777* Bach v. Longman (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1777Engravers' Copyright Act (United Kingdom)
1781* Andrew Law's Petition (United States) Commentary: [1]
1781Andrew Law's Privilege (United States)
1782Letter from Smith to Webster (United States)
1783Petition of John Ledyard (United States)
1783* Connecticut Copyright Statute (United States) Commentary: [1]
1783Letter from Joel Barlow to the Continental Congress (United States)
1783Continental Congress Resolution (United States)
1783Massachusetts Copyright Statute (United States)
1783Maryland Copyright Statute (United States)
1783New Jersey Copyright Statute (United States)
1783New Hampshire Copyright Statute (United States)
1783Rhode Island Copyright Statute (United States)
1783Ledyard Petition Committee Report (United States)
1784Letter from Noah Webster to James Madison (United States)
1784Pennsylvania Copyright Statute (United States)
1784South Carolina Copyright Statute (United States)
1785Virginia Copyright Statute (United States)
1785North Carolina Copyright Statute (United States)
1786Georgia Copyright Statute (United States)
1786New York Copyright Statute (United States)
1787* Calico Printers' Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1787Calico Printers' Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)
1787Constitutional Convention Journal Entry (United States)
1787Madison's Journal Record (United States)
1787Madison's Edited Journal Record (United States)
1788The Federalist No. 43 (United States)
1789* The Constitutional Copyright Clause (United States) Commentary: [1]
1789Ramsay's Petiton House Record (United States)
1789House Joint copyright and patent bill decision (United States)
1789Joint Copyright Patent Bill [H.R. 10] (United States)
1789Ramsay's Petition (United States)
1790* Copyright Act (United States) Commentary: [1]
1790-1800Sample registrations (United States)
1792Purcell's Printing Privilege (United States)
1798* Models and Busts Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1798* Beckford v. Hood (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1798Models and Busts Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)
1799Documents concerning the Models and Busts Act (United Kingdom)
1801* Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1801A Bill for the Further Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)
1801Copyright Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)
18021802 Amendment (United States)
1812Petition of the London Booksellers (United Kingdom)
1813Petition of the Printers of London and Westminster (United Kingdom)
1813Petition of the Edinburgh Booksellers (United Kingdom)
1813Report of the Acts Respecting Copyright (United Kingdom)
1813Select Committee Report on Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)
1813Select Committee Report: Minutes of Evidence (United Kingdom)
1814* Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1814Sculpture Copyright Act (United Kingdom)
1814Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (10 May) (United Kingdom)
1814Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (19 May) (United Kingdom)
1814Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (12 July) (United Kingdom)
1814Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (18 July) (United Kingdom)
1814Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (18 May) (United Kingdom)
1814Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (7 June) (United Kingdom)
1814Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (12 July) (United Kingdom)
1814Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (15 July) (United Kingdom)
1818Select Committee Report on the Copyright Acts (United Kingdom)
1818Select Committee Report: Minutes of Evidence (United Kingdom)
1826Letter from Noah Webster to Daniel Webster (United States)
1826Letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster (United States)
1828* Maugham's Treatise (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1828Letter from Donaldson to Peters (United States)
1828Letter from Donaldson to Wheaton (United States)
1828Letter from Peters to Donaldson (United States)
1828H.R. 140 Committee Bill (United States)
1828H.R. 140 Consolidated Bill (United States)
1830Dramatic Writings Bill (United Kingdom)
1830Judiciary Committee Report (United States)
1830Letter from John McLean to Richard Peters Jr. (United States)
1831* Copyright Act (United States) Commentary: [1]
1831House Debate (United States)
1832Select Committee Report: Dramatic Literature (United Kingdom)
1832Parliamentary Debates on Drama and Dramatic Literature (31 May) (United Kingdom)
1833* Dramatic Literary Property Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1833Parliamentary Debates on the Dramatic Literary Property Act (12 March) (United Kingdom)
1833Parliamentary Debates on the Dramatic Literary Property Act (24 July) (United Kingdom)
1833Bill to amend the Laws relating to Dramatic Literary Property (United Kingdom)
1834* Wheaton v. Peters (United States)
1834* Wheaton v. Peters Independent Report (United States)
1834Letters from Sumner to Story (United States)
1835* Publication of Lectures Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1835Parliamentary Debates on the Lectures Act (24 Aug.) (United Kingdom)
1835Parliamentary Debates on the Lectures Act (26 Aug.) (United Kingdom)
1835Publication of Lectures Bill (United Kingdom)
1836Copyright in Prints and Engravings (Ireland) Act (United Kingdom)
1837Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (14 Dec.) (United Kingdom)
1837Copyright Bill (6 June) (United Kingdom)
1837* Senate Report (United States)
1837Petition of British Authors (United States)
1837Debates in Congress (United States)
1837Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States (United States)
1838* International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1838Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (20 March) (United Kingdom)
1838Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (19 July) (United Kingdom)
1838Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (25 April) (United Kingdom)
1838Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (9 May) (United Kingdom)
1838Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (6 June) (United Kingdom)
1838Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1838Copyright Bill (6 June) (United Kingdom)
1838Address of Certain Authors (United States)
1838Report, from the Committee on Patents (United States)
1838Memorial of the New York Typographical Society (United States)
1838Memorial of a Number of Citizens of Boston (United States)
1839Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)
1839Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1839Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (1 May) (United Kingdom)
1839Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (9 July) (United Kingdom)
1840Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)
1840Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (4 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1840Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (14 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1840Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (8 July) (United Kingdom)
1841Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (27 Jan.) (United Kingdom)
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (29 Jan.) (United Kingdom)
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (5 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1841* Folsom v. Marsh (United States) Commentary: [1]
1841Master in Chancery Report (United States)
1841S. 227 (Dramatic Works Public Performance Bill) (United States)
1842* Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1842* Lowndes' Historical Sketch of the Law of Copyright (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (8 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (21 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (3 Mar.) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (16 Mar.) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (23 Mar.) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (6 April) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (20 April) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (9 May) (United Kingdom)
1842Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (9 May) (United Kingdom)
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (4 March) (United Kingdom)
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (23 March) (United Kingdom)
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (21 April) (United Kingdom)
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (27 June) (United Kingdom)
1842Memorial of a Number of Persons Concerned in Printing and Publishing (United States)
1843An Address to the People of the United States (United States)
1844* International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1844International Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)
1844H.R. 9 (Ingersoll Bill) (United States)
1847* Foreign Reprints Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1847Foreign Reprints Bill (United Kingdom)
1847* A Treatise on the Law of Copyright (United States) Commentary: [1]
1848Jay, Bryant and Others' Memorials (United States)
1851Anglo-French Copyright Treaty (United Kingdom)
1852* International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1852Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (13 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1852Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (30 April) (United Kingdom)
1852Copyright and Natural Right (United States)
1853Blaine's Laws of Artistic Copyright (United Kingdom)
1853Letters on International copyright (United States)
1853British-American Copyright Convention Draft (United States)
1853* Stowe v. Thomas (United States) Commentary: [1]
1853Stowe v. Thomas, Complainant's Bill (United States)
1853Stowe v. Thomas, Defendant's Answer (United States)
1853Affidavit of Harriet Beecher Stowe (United States)
1853'Uncle Tom' at Law (United States)
1854* Jeffreys v. Boosey (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1856* Copyright Act Amendment (United States) Commentary: [1]
1857Return of Colonies and British Possessions on Importation of Reprints (United Kingdom)
1858Report of the Artistic Copyright Committee (United Kingdom)
1861Fine Art Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)
1861Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Bill (6 May) (United Kingdom)
1861* Confederate States of America Copyright Act (United States)
1862* Fine Art Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (28 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (6 March) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (20 March) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (31 March) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (22 May) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (23 May) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (5 June) (United Kingdom)
1862Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (24 July) (United Kingdom)
1862Fine Art Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1862Fine Art Copyright Bill (20 March) (United Kingdom)
1862Southern Feeling (United States)
1863Confederate States of America Copyright Act Amendement (United States)
1863Hardee's Memorial (United States)
1863International Copyright Resolution (United States)
1865* Copyright Act Amendment (United States)
1870* Copinger's Law of Copyright (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1870Committee Report on S.703 (United States)
1870* Copyright Act (United States)
1872Correspondence and Papers on Colonial Copyright (United Kingdom)
1872International Copyright Bill (United States)
1873Committee on the Library Report (United States)
1874Correspondence respecting Colonial Copyright (United Kingdom)
1878* Royal Commissioners' Report (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1878Royal Commission on Copyright: Minutes of Evidence (United Kingdom)
1879Copyright Consolidation Bill (United Kingdom)
1879* Drone on Copyright (United States)
1879* Baker v. Selden (United States) Commentary: [1]
1879Selden's Argument (United States)
1879Baker's Argument (United States)
1882Oscar Wilde photograph (United States)
1883Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony (United States)
1883Sarony's Brief (United States)
1883Burrow-Giles' Brief (United States)
1885Carte v. Duff (United States)
1886* International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1886International Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)
1886Correspondence respecting the Copyright Union (United Kingdom)
1886Berne Convention (United Kingdom)
1886Committee on Patents Report (United States)
1888American Authors and British Pirates (United States)
1888The International Copyright Bill (United States)
1890Report on H.R. 10881 (United States)
1891Falk v. Brett Lithographing Co. (United States)
1891* International Copyright Act (The Chace Act) (United States)
1893Falk v. Donaldson (United States)
1894Report on H.R. 6835 (United States)
1894H.R. 6835 (Cummings Bill) (United States)
1896Public Performance Bill (United States)
1896Report on H.R. 1978 (United States)
1896Report on S. 2306 (United States)
1896Hearing on H.R. 5976 (United States)
1896Treloar Copyright Bill (H.R. 5976) (United States)
1896Debate in Congress (United States)
1896The Question of Copyright (United States)
1897* Copyright Act (Public Performance of Musical Compositions) (United States)
1899Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., District Court Decision (United States)
1900Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., Circuit Court Decision (United States)
1902Bleistein's Brief (United States)
1902Bleistein: Donaldson Lithographing Co. Brief (United States)
1902Bleistein: Three Posters (United States)
1903* Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. (United States) Commentary: [1]
1903Bleistein: Cartoon (United States)