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1469* : Johannes of Speyer's Printing Monopoly (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1474* : Venetian Statute on Industrial Brevets (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1477* : Tax Exemption for Books (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1479* : Privilege of the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1485: Censorship Edict of the Archbishop of Mainz (Germany)

1486* : Marco Antonio Sabellico's Printing Privilege (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1487* : Printing Privileges to Monasteries (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1498* : Ottaviano Petrucci's Music Patent (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1501: Vergilius (Italy)

1501: Le Cose volgari. (Italy)

1501* : Imperial Senate privilege to the Sodalitas Celtica (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1502: Aldus Manutius's Petition against Counterfeiters (Italy)

1502* : Licensing Rules (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1502: Privilege of the Imperial Senate for Works of Conrad Celtis (Germany)

1503* : Aldus Manutius's Warning against the Printers of Lyon (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1503: Scotto v. Benalio (Italy)

1503: Durante v. Torresani (Italy)

1504* : A woodcut by Albrecht Dürer plagiarized by Marcantonio Raimondi (Italy)

1506: 'Lamentationum Jeremie Prophete' (Italy)

1506: Nebrija's Printing Privilege (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1507* : Eloy d'Amerval's privilege (France) Commentary: [1]

1511* : Imperial Privilege for Arnolt Schlick (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1511* : Imperial Privilege for Albrecht Dürer (Germany)

1511: Privilege of the Bishop of Strasbourg (Germany)

1512: Lyrical Reference to an Imperial privilege for Arnolt Schlick (Germany)

1513* : Imperial privilege for Eucharius Rösslin (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1515* : Ariosto's Printing Privilege (Italy)

1515: Imperial Privilege for Konrad Peutinger (Germany)

1515* : Galliot Du Pré's Privilege (France) Commentary: [1]

1516* : Appointment of Andrea Navagero as Literary Censor (Italy)

1516: Ugo da Carpi's Patent (Italy)

1516: Imperial Privilege for Johannes Eck (Germany)

1517* : Venetian Decree on Press Affairs (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1517: Privilege of the Duke of Bavaria (Germany)

1518* : The Articles of the Pope's Bulle (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1525: Luther's 'Admonition to the Printers' (Germany)

1526: Papal and Venetian Privileges for Sigismondo Fanti's 'Triompho di Fortuna' (Italy)

1527* : Venetian Decree on Pre-publication Censorship (Italy)

1531* : Antonio Blado's privilege for Machiavelli's works (Italy)

1531* : Bernardo Giunti's privilege for Machiavelli's works (Italy)

1531* : Basel Printers' Statute (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1531: Francis I's letter patent to Pierre Attaignant (France)

1532: Antonio Blado's edition of Machiavelli's 'History of Florence' (Italy)

1533* : Schott v. Egenolph (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1534: Melchiore Sessa's privilege for Machiavelli's works (Italy)

1534: Privilege of the Elector of Saxony (Germany)

1538* : Henrician Proclamation (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1545* : Venetian Decree on Author-Printer Relations (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1545* : Antonio Catalano's Teaching Licence (Italy)

1545* : Luther's 'Warning to the Printers' (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1547* : French Censorship Act (France) Commentary: [1]

1549* : Decree Establishing the Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers (Italy) Commentary: [1]

1549* : Statutes of the Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers (Italy)

1551: French Censorship Act (France)

1552* : General privilege granted to Adrien Le Roy and Robert Ballard (France) Commentary: [1]

1553* : Totell's Printing Patent (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1553: William Seres' Printing Patent (United Kingdom)

1553: John Day's Privilege for the Catechism (United Kingdom)

1554* : Royal Charter for Licensing (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1554: Selected Extracts from the Stationers' Company's Registers (United Kingdom)

1557* : Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1557: The Privy Seal warrant concerning the Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom)

1558* : Censorship Rules (Spain)

1558: Calve's privilege for the 'Holsome and Catholick Doctrine' (United Kingdom)

1558: Phayer's privilege for Virgil's Aeneid (United Kingdom)

1559* : Privilege for printing music for the Indies (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1559* : Pérez v. Fernández de Córdoba (Spain)

1559* : Elizabethan Injunctions (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1559: Day's The Cosmographical Glass (United Kingdom)

1559* : Day's privilege for The Cosmographical Glass (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1559: Jugge and Cawood's printing patent for statute books (United Kingdom)

1559: Seres' patent for Primers and Psalters (United Kingdom)

1559: Totell's patent for Common Law Books (United Kingdom)

1560: Counterfeited papal privilege (Germany)

1566* : Star Chamber Decree (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1568* : Giorgio Vasari, Life of Marcantonio of Bologna and Other Engravers of Prints (Italy)

1586* : Simon Marion's plea on privileges (France) Commentary: [1]

1586* : Star Chamber Decree (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1590* : Giovanni Fratta's 'On the Dedication of Books' (Italy)

1591: A publisher's 'Friendly Reminder' about reprints (Germany)

1596* : Motu proprio controversy (Italy)

1598: Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance (Germany)

1603* : Venetian Decree on Privileges for New Books and Reprints (Italy)

1604* : Petition for licence and privilege by Cervantes (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1605* : Don Quixote’s Privilege (Spain)

1605* : Don Quixote’s Privilege Extensions (Spain)

1607: General privilege granted to Pierre Ballard (France)

1614* : Publishing Agreement: the Spanish translation of Ludovico Blosio oeuvre (Spain)

1618* : Book trade regulations and incorporation of the Parisian book trade (France) Commentary: [1]

1618: Daniel'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]

1643: An Ordinance for the Regulation of Printing (United Kingdom)

1644: Milton's Areopagitica (United Kingdom)

1647: Ordinance against Unlicensed or Scandalous Pamphlets (United Kingdom)

1649: Book trade regulations (France)

1649: An Act against Unlicensed and Scandalous Books and Pamphlets (United Kingdom)

1650s* : Vitré's memorandum on the prolongation of privileges (France)

1653: An Act for reviving [the 1649 Act] (United Kingdom)

1657: Preface to Silesius's Chant Book (Germany)

1658* : Schupp: The Book Thief (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1660* : Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1660* : Decree on Engravings (France)

1662* : Licensing Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1662: Licensing Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)

1663: L'Estrange's Considerations and Proposals (United Kingdom)

1665* : French book trade regulations (France)

1666: Henning: The Highly Lauded Bookmaker (Germany)

1667* : Milton's Contract (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1667: Recital of the Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom)

1672* : Usher's Printing Privilege (United States) Commentary: [1]

1673: Nuremberg Printers' Ordinance (Germany)

1675* : Counterfeited Privilege in Grimmelshausen's 'The Magic Bird's Nest' (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1676* : Decree on Sculptures (France)

1677* : Pirated edition of Calderón de la Barca's comedias (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1684: Stationers' Charter (United Kingdom)

1687* : Book trade regulations (France)

1690: Amendment to the Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance (Germany)

1690: Beier: On the Book Trade and its Privileges (Germany)

1690* : Locke's Second Treatise on Government (selected extracts) (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1690s* : Memorandum on the dispute between the Parisian and the provincial booksellers (France) Commentary: [1]

1691* : Pseudo-Vera Tassis: Fake edition (Spain)

1691: Pseudo-Vera Tassis: Fake edition II (Spain)

1693: Locke's Memorandum on the 1662 Act (United Kingdom)

1695: Reasons for objecting to the renewal of the Licensing Act (United Kingdom)

1700: Bladen's Privilege (United States)

1701* : Royal letters patent (France) Commentary: [1]

1704* : Defoe's Essay on the Press (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1706: Reasons Humbly Offer'd for the Bill for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)

1709: Reasons Humbly Offer'd for the Bill for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)

1709: More Reasons Humbly Offer'd for the Bill for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)

1709: Reasons Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of the Honourable House of Commons (United Kingdom)

1710* : Statute of Anne (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1710: A Bill for Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)

1711* : Legal Deposit at the Royal Library (Spain)

1713* : 'Books Constitution' of Emperor Rudolf II (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1713: Augsburg Printers' Ordinance (Germany)

1714: Decree on Fine Arts (France)

1721* : Burnet v. Chetwood (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1721: Burnet's Bill of Complaint and Chetwood's Answer (United Kingdom)

1721: Burnet v. Chetwood: Entries from the Court's Book of Orders (United Kingdom)

1724* : Electoral Saxon Printing and Censorship Acts from 1549 to 1717 (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1725: French book trade regulations (France)

1725-1726* : Pierre-Jacques Blondel's memorandum (France) Commentary: [1]

1725-1726* : Louis d'Héricourt's memorandum (France) Commentary: [1]

1729: Gay v. Read (United Kingdom)

1735* : Engravers' Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1735: The Case of Designers, Engravers, Etchers, &c. (United Kingdom)

1735: Engravers' 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]

1737: An Act for the Encouragement of Learning (Draft) (United Kingdom)

1738* : Thurneysen: On the Illicit Reprinting of Books (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1740: Venetian Decree Against Unauthorized Printing of Songs (Italy)

1740: Privilege of the Protestant Swiss Cantons (Germany)

1740* : Encyclopaedia Article on 'The Reprinting of Books' (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1741* : Gyles v. Wilcox (Atkyn's Reports) (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1741* : Pope v. Curl (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1741: Gyles v. Wilcox (Barnardiston's Report) (United Kingdom)

1741: Pope's Bill of Complaint, and Curl's Answer (United Kingdom)

1741: Pope v Curl: Entry from the Court's Book of Orders (United Kingdom)

1744* : Code de la Librairie (France) Commentary: [1]

1746: North Carolina Printing Privilege to Commissioners (United States)

1747* : Warburton's Letter from an Author (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1749* : Crébillon case (France) Commentary: [1]

1750: Fritsch: Treatise on Book Printers, Booksellers, Paper Manufacturers and Bookbinders (Germany)

1750: New York Law Printing Privilege (United States)

1751: Tonson v. Walker (United Kingdom)

1752* : Juan Curiel as Censor (Spain)

1752* : Privilege Tranfers: Contract between Antonio Sanz and his bookseller (Spain)

1759* : Sieur d'Anville's contract (France) Commentary: [1]

1761* : La Fontaine case (France) Commentary: [1]

1761: Tonson v. Collins (United Kingdom)

1762* : Free Trade Regulations (Spain)

1762* : Royal declaration on privileges granted to inventors (France) Commentary: [1]

1762* : Tonson v. Collins (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1762* : An Enquiry into Literary Property (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1762: A Vindication of the Rights of Authors (United Kingdom)

1763* : Rules for Printers and Book Merchants' Guild in Madrid (Spain)

1763* : Diderot's Letter on the book trade (France) Commentary: [1]

1764: Parisian Booksellers memorandum (France)

1765* : Philipp Erasmus Reich and the Leipzig publishers' cartel (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1765: Reich v. Pauli (Germany)

1766: Prussian Cabinet Order (Germany)

1766: Engravers' Copyright Act (United Kingdom)

1766: Blackstone's Commentaries, Vol.II (selected extracts) (United Kingdom)

1769* : Millar v. Taylor (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1770: Avis aux gens de lettres (France)

1770* : Luneau de Boisjermain's case (France)

1772: Second New York Law Printing Privilege (United States)

1772: William Billings' Second Petition (United States)

1772: William Billings' Printing Privilege (United States)

1773* : Saxonian Statute (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1773: Reimarus: The publishing of books (Germany)

1773: Reich: On Book Publishing (Germany)

1773: On Klopstock's proclamation of a 'Republic of Scholars' (Germany)

1773* : Hinton v. Donaldson (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1773: Information for Messrs John Hinton et al (United Kingdom)

1773: Information for Alexander Donaldson (United Kingdom)

1774* : Pütter: The Reprinting of Books (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1774: The Justified Reprinter (Germany)

1774: Imperial Privilege for a reprint series (Germany)

1774: The justified reprinter (Germany)

1774: Booktrade in Austria (Germany)

1774* : Donaldson v. Becket (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1774: Hargrave's Argument in Defence of Literary Property (United Kingdom)

1774: The Cases of the Appellants and Respondents (United Kingdom)

1774: The Pleadings of the Counsel before the House (United Kingdom)

1774: Booksellers' Bill (United Kingdom)

1774: Enfield's Observations (United Kingdom)

1774: Macauley's A Modest Plea (United Kingdom)

1774: Stella's Modest Exceptions (United Kingdom)

1775* : Stationers' Company v. Carnan (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1776* : Gaultier's memorandum for the provincial booksellers (France) Commentary: [1]

1776* : Fragments on the Freedom of the Press (France) Commentary: [1]

1777* : Royal declaration on sculpture and painting (France)

1777* : French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges (France) Commentary: [1]

1777* : Linguet's memorandum (France) Commentary: [1]

1777* : Bach v. Longman (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1777: Engravers' Copyright Act (United Kingdom)

1778* : Pluquet's letters (France) Commentary: [1]

1778: Decree on counterfeitings (France)

1779: Séguier's report (France)

1780* : 'Pezzana e Consorti' case: supporting documents (Italy)

1780: Venetian Reprint of the French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges (Italy)

1780: Beaumarchais's report (France)

1780: Decree on Dramatic Literary Property (France)

1780* : Dramatic Act (France)

1781* : 'Pezzana e Consorti' case: counter-petition and rulings (Italy)

1781: Chodowiecki's Allegory 'Works of Darkness' (Germany)

1781* : Andrew Law's Petition (United States) Commentary: [1]

1781: Andrew Law's Privilege (United States)

1782: Letter from Smith to Webster (United States)

1783: Petition of John Ledyard (United States)

1783* : Connecticut Copyright Statute (United States) Commentary: [1]

1783: Letter from Joel Barlow to the Continental Congress (United States)

1783: Continental Congress Resolution (United States)

1783: Massachusetts Copyright Statute (United States)

1783: Maryland Copyright Statute (United States)

1783: New Jersey Copyright Statute (United States)

1783: New Hampshire Copyright Statute (United States)

1783: Rhode Island Copyright Statute (United States)

1783: Ledyard Petition Committee Report (United States)

1784: Cella: On Reprinting of Books (Germany)

1784: Letter from Noah Webster to James Madison (United States)

1784: Pennsylvania Copyright Statute (United States)

1784: South Carolina Copyright Statute (United States)

1785* : Austrian Statutes on Censorship and Printing (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1785* : Kant: On the Unlawfulness of Reprinting (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1785: Imperial privilege for Aloysius Blumauer's Travesty of Virgil's 'Aeneid' (Germany)

1785: Virginia Copyright Statute (United States)

1785: North Carolina Copyright Statute (United States)

1786: The Slandered Man (Germany)

1786* : French Decree on Musical Publications (France)

1786: Georgia Copyright Statute (United States)

1786: New York Copyright Statute (United States)

1787* : Calico Printers' Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1787: Calico Printers' Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)

1787: Constitutional Convention Journal Entry (United States)

1787: Madison's Journal Record (United States)

1787: Madison's Edited Journal Record (United States)

1788: On literature and the book trade in Austria (Germany)

1788: The Federalist No. 43 (United States)

1789: Becker: On the property right in intellectual works (Germany)

1789* : The Constitutional Copyright Clause (United States) Commentary: [1]

1789: Ramsay's Petiton House Record (United States)

1789: House Joint copyright and patent bill decision (United States)

1789: Joint Copyright Patent Bill [H.R. 10] (United States)

1789: Ramsay's Petition (United States)

1790-1800: Sample registrations (United States)

1790: The Blue Man (pseudonym): Reprinting, contra and pro (Germany)

1790: Vindication of property against robbery (Germany)

1790* : J.F.F. Ganz's draft for a general ban on reprinting within the whole Empire (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1790: J.F.F. Ganz's draft for a general ban of reprinting [extended version] (Germany)

1790* : Sieyès' report (France) Commentary: [1]

1790: Boufflers' report (France)

1790* : Copyright Act (United States) Commentary: [1]

1791: Reimarus: Book Publishing (Germany)

1791: Fauth: On reprinting of books without the knowledge and consent of the first publisher (Germany)

1791* : Le Chapelier's report (France) Commentary: [1]

1791* : Report of François Hell to the National Assembly (France) Commentary: [1]

1791: Beaumarchais's petition (France)

1792* : Barcelona Newspaper' Printing Privilege (Spain)

1792: Knigge: On the Reprinting of Books (Germany)

1792: Reimarus: Publishing right with regard to reprinting (Germany)

1792: Purcell's Printing Privilege (United States)

1792 [1791]: Müller: On Publication Piracy (Germany)

1793* : Fichte: Proof of the Unlawfulness of Reprinting (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1793* : French Literary and Artistic Property Act (France) Commentary: [1]

1794* : Prussian Statute Book (ALR) (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1794* : Contract between Schiller and Cotta (Germany)

1796: Lobethan: On Publishers' Privileges (Germany)

1798* : Models and Busts Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1798* : Beckford v. Hood (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1798: Models and Busts Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)

1799* : Kehr: Apology of the Reprinting of Books (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1799: Documents concerning the Models and Busts Act (United Kingdom)

1801* : Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1801: A Bill for the Further Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)

1801: Copyright Act (parchment copy) (United Kingdom)

1802: 1802 Amendment (United States)

1806: Reprinting Regulation for the Grand Duchy of Baden (Germany)

1809* : Baden Civil Code (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1810: Imperial decree on the book trade (France)

1812: Petition of the London Booksellers (United Kingdom)

1813* : Rules to preserve the property of authors over their works (Spain)

1813: Bavarian Penal Law Book (Germany)

1813: Petition of the Printers of London and Westminster (United Kingdom)

1813: Petition of the Edinburgh Booksellers (United Kingdom)

1813: Report of the Acts Respecting Copyright (United Kingdom)

1813: Select Committee Report on Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (United Kingdom)

1813: Select Committee Report: Minutes of Evidence (United Kingdom)

1814* : Court of Cassation on sculptures (France) Commentary: [1]

1814* : Court of Cassation on compilations (France) Commentary: [1]

1814* : Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1814: Sculpture Copyright Act (United Kingdom)

1814: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (10 May) (United Kingdom)

1814: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (19 May) (United Kingdom)

1814: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (12 July) (United Kingdom)

1814: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (18 July) (United Kingdom)

1814: Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (18 May) (United Kingdom)

1814: Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (7 June) (United Kingdom)

1814: Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (12 July) (United Kingdom)

1814: Bill to amend Acts for the Encouragement of Learning (15 July) (United Kingdom)

1815* : Annotated Publishers' Petition to the Congress of Vienna (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1818: Select Committee Report on the Copyright Acts (United Kingdom)

1818: Select Committee Report: Minutes of Evidence (United Kingdom)

1821* : Hegel: Remarks on Intellectual Property (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1824* : Neustetel: The Reprinting of Books (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1825: Merlin on counterfeiting (France)

1826* : Minutes of the 1825-1826 Commission (France)

1826: Letter from Noah Webster to Daniel Webster (United States)

1826: Letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster (United States)

1827* : Treaties on reciprocal protection between Prussia and various German States (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1827* : Kramer: Rights of Writers and Publishers (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1828: Court of Appeal on moral rights (France)

1828* : Maugham's Treatise (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1828: Letter from Donaldson to Peters (United States)

1828: Letter from Donaldson to Wheaton (United States)

1828: Letter from Peters to Donaldson (United States)

1828: H.R. 140 Committee Bill (United States)

1828: H.R. 140 Consolidated Bill (United States)

1829: Music publishers' agreement to ban reprinting (Germany)

1829: Printing statutes in the Canton of Zürich (Germany)

1829: Hessen Copyright Act (Germany)

1830* : Amended music publishers' agreement against piracy (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1830: Dramatic Writings Bill (United Kingdom)

1830: Judiciary Committee Report (United States)

1830: Letter from John McLean to Richard Peters Jr. (United States)

1831* : Copyright Act (United States) Commentary: [1]

1831: House Debate (United States)

1832* : Gans: On the right to perform published stage plays (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1832: Select Committee Report: Dramatic Literature (United Kingdom)

1832: Parliamentary Debates on Drama and Dramatic Literature (31 May) (United Kingdom)

1833* : Dramatic Literary Property Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1833: Parliamentary Debates on the Dramatic Literary Property Act (12 March) (United Kingdom)

1833: Parliamentary Debates on the Dramatic Literary Property Act (24 July) (United Kingdom)

1833: Bill to amend the Laws relating to Dramatic Literary Property (United Kingdom)

1834* : Privilege to the Royal Lithographic Establishment (Spain)

1834: Review of Neustetel's book (Germany)

1834* : Balzac's letter to authors (France)

1834* : Wheaton v. Peters (United States)

1834* : Wheaton v. Peters Independent Report (United States)

1834: Letters from Sumner to Story (United States)

1835* : Copyright statement of Johann Strauss for Austria and Prussia (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1835* : Publication of Lectures Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1835: Parliamentary Debates on the Lectures Act (24 Aug.) (United Kingdom)

1835: Parliamentary Debates on the Lectures Act (26 Aug.) (United Kingdom)

1835: Publication of Lectures Bill (United Kingdom)

1836: Copyright in Prints and Engravings (Ireland) Act (United Kingdom)

1837* : Royal Order on Dramatic Copyright (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1837* : Royal Order on Music Copyright (Spain)

1837* : Prussian Copyright Act (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1837* : Directive for reciprocal copyright protection within the German Confederation (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1837: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (14 Dec.) (United Kingdom)

1837: Copyright Bill (6 June) (United Kingdom)

1837* : Senate Report (United States)

1837: Petition of British Authors (United States)

1837: Debates in Congress (United States)

1837: Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States (United States)

1838* : Remarks on Literary Property (Spain)

1838: Ordinance on the Establishment of Societies of Copyright Experts (Germany)

1838* : International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1838: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (20 March) (United Kingdom)

1838: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (19 July) (United Kingdom)

1838: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (25 April) (United Kingdom)

1838: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (9 May) (United Kingdom)

1838: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (6 June) (United Kingdom)

1838: Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1838: Copyright Bill (6 June) (United Kingdom)

1838: Address of Certain Authors (United States)

1838: Report, from the Committee on Patents (United States)

1838: Memorial of the New York Typographical Society (United States)

1838: Memorial of a Number of Citizens of Boston (United States)

1839: Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)

1839: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1839: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (1 May) (United Kingdom)

1839: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (9 July) (United Kingdom)

1840* : Bilateral Treaty between Austria and Sardinia (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1840: Hölzl: On Reprinting of books (Germany)

1840: Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)

1840: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (4 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1840: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (14 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1840: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (8 July) (United Kingdom)

1841* : Report of Lamartine and parliamentary debates on literary property (France)

1841: Court of Cassation on artistic property (France)

1841: Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)

1841: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (27 Jan.) (United Kingdom)

1841: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (29 Jan.) (United Kingdom)

1841: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (5 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1841* : Folsom v. Marsh (United States) Commentary: [1]

1841: Master in Chancery Report (United States)

1841: S. 227 (Dramatic Works Public Performance Bill) (United States)

1842* : Court of Cassation on artistic property (France) Commentary: [1]

1842* : Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1842* : Lowndes' Historical Sketch of the Law of Copyright (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (8 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (21 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (3 Mar.) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (16 Mar.) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (23 Mar.) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (6 April) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (20 April) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (9 May) (United Kingdom)

1842: Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Act (9 May) (United Kingdom)

1842: Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (4 March) (United Kingdom)

1842: Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (23 March) (United Kingdom)

1842: Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (21 April) (United Kingdom)

1842: Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (27 June) (United Kingdom)

1842: Memorial of a Number of Persons Concerned in Printing and Publishing (United States)

1843: An Address to the People of the United States (United States)

1844* : Saxon Copyright Act (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1844: Commentary on the Saxon Copyright Act (Germany)

1844: Act on the property right of playwrights' widows and children (France)

1844* : International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1844: International Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)

1844: H.R. 9 (Ingersoll Bill) (United States)

1845: Court of Appeal on right of publication (France)

1845* : Court of Appeal on translations (France) Commentary: [1]

1846* : Bilateral Treaty between Prussia and Britain (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1846: Expert Opinion on Schelling v. Paulus (Germany)

1846* : Austrian Copyright Act (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1846: Handbook of German press legislation (Germany)

1847* : Literary Property Act (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1847* : Foreign Reprints Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1847: Foreign Reprints Bill (United Kingdom)

1847* : A Treatise on the Law of Copyright (United States) Commentary: [1]

1848* : Copyright Formalities: Registration (Spain)

1848: Expert opinions of the Prussian Literary Experts' Association 1838-1847 (Germany)

1848: Jay, Bryant and Others' Memorials (United States)

1851* : SACEM's act of constitution (France)

1851: Anglo-French Copyright Treaty (United Kingdom)

1852: Theory of Reprinting. Presented according to the directives of the German Confederation (Germany)

1852* : French International Copyright Act (France)

1852* : International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1852: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (13 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1852: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (30 April) (United Kingdom)

1852: Copyright and Natural Right (United States)

1853: Bilateral Treaty between Hamburg and Great Britain (Germany)

1853* : Bluntschli: On Authors' Rights (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1853: Court of Cassation on translations (France)

1853: Blaine's Laws of Artistic Copyright (United Kingdom)

1853: Letters on International copyright (United States)

1853: British-American Copyright Convention Draft (United States)

1853* : Stowe v. Thomas (United States) Commentary: [1]

1853: Stowe v. Thomas, Complainant's Bill (United States)

1853: Stowe v. Thomas, Defendant's Answer (United States)

1853: Affidavit of Harriet Beecher Stowe (United States)

1853: 'Uncle Tom' at Law (United States)

1854* : Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty (Spain)

1854: Literary and Artistic Property Act (France)

1854* : Jeffreys v. Boosey (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1856* : Copyright Act Amendment (United States) Commentary: [1]

1857* : Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1857* : Wächter: 'Publishing Right' (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1857* : Court of cassation on originality (France)

1857: Return of Colonies and British Possessions on Importation of Reprints (United Kingdom)

1858: Report of the Artistic Copyright Committee (United Kingdom)

1859* : Casado's PhD on Copyright (Spain)

1861* : Supreme Court on Originality (Spain)

1861* : Court of Cassation on telegraphic news (France) Commentary: [1]

1861: Fine Art Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)

1861: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Bill (6 May) (United Kingdom)

1861* : Confederate States of America Copyright Act (United States)

1862: Bretón de los Herreros' Copyright Contract (Spain)

1862* : Court of Cassation on photography (France) Commentary: [1]

1862* : Fine Art Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (28 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (6 March) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (20 March) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (31 March) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (22 May) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (23 May) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (5 June) (United Kingdom)

1862: Parliamentary Debates on the Fine Art Copyright Act (24 July) (United Kingdom)

1862: Fine Art Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)

1862: Fine Art Copyright Bill (20 March) (United Kingdom)

1862: Southern Feeling (United States)

1863: Confederate States of America Copyright Act Amendement (United States)

1863: Hardee's Memorial (United States)

1863: International Copyright Resolution (United States)

1865* : Copyright Act Amendment (United States)

1866: Reports of Riché, Perras, Sainte-Beuve. (France)

1866* : Literary and artistic property act (France)

1867* : Schäffle: 'Authors' rights as an artificial means for safeguarding remuneration and annuities' (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1867* : Mandry: Commentary on the Bavarian Copyright Act of 1865 (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1867* : Cour de Cassation on moral rights (France)

1868* : Colonial Copyright Extensions (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1868* : Proudhon: 'Les Majorats littéraires' (France)

1869* : Court of Cassation on originality (France) Commentary: [1]

1870* : Copyright Act for the German Empire (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1870: Societies of Copyright Experts (Germany)

1870* : Copinger's Law of Copyright (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1870: Committee Report on S.703 (United States)

1870* : Copyright Act (United States)

1872* : Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright (Spain)

1872: Morillot on the personal right of publication (France)

1872: Correspondence and Papers on Colonial Copyright (United Kingdom)

1872: International Copyright Bill (United States)

1873: Committee on the Library Report (United States)

1874: Correspondence respecting Colonial Copyright (United Kingdom)

1876* : Copyright Acts for the German Empire regarding works of art, photography, and designs (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1877* : Supreme Court on Music Copyright (Spain)

1877* : Gareis: Juridical Nature of Author's Rights (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1878* : Spanish Copyright Formalities: Certificates (Spain)

1878* : Morillot on the author's right (France)

1878* : Royal Commissioners' Report (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1878: Royal Commission on Copyright: Minutes of Evidence (United Kingdom)

1879* : Copyright Act (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1879: Copyright Consolidation Bill (United Kingdom)

1879* : Drone on Copyright (United States)

1879* : Baker v. Selden (United States) Commentary: [1]

1879: Selden's Argument (United States)

1879: Baker's Argument (United States)

1880* : Copyright Regulations (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1880: Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty (Spain)

1880: Anglo-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty (Spain)

1880* : Kohler: Author's Right (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1882* : Danvila’s Copyright Treatise (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1882: Oscar Wilde photograph (United States)

1883: Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony (United States)

1883: Sarony's Brief (United States)

1883: Burrow-Giles' Brief (United States)

1884* : Bilateral Copyright Treaty between Spain and El Salvador (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1884: Bilateral treaty between Switzerland and France (Germany)

1884* : Orelli: 'Swiss Copyright Act 1883 with comments and appendices' (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1885* : First Inscriptions of Works at the Spanish Copyright Office (Spain)

1885: Carte v. Duff (United States)

1886* : International Copyright Act (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]

1886: International Copyright Bill (United Kingdom)

1886: Correspondence respecting the Copyright Union (United Kingdom)

1886: Berne Convention (United Kingdom)

1886: Committee on Patents Report (United States)

1887* : International Literary Congress in Madrid (Spain)

1887: Court of Cassation on international copyright (France)

1888* : Civil Code (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1888: American Authors and British Pirates (United States)

1888: The International Copyright Bill (United States)

1890* : Copyright Pocketbooks (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1890: Report on H.R. 10881 (United States)

1891: 50 Prussian Expert Opinions from 1870-1876 (Germany)

1891: Falk v. Brett Lithographing Co. (United States)

1891* : International Copyright Act (The Chace Act) (United States)

1892* : Bilateral treaty between the German Reich and the U.S.A. (Germany) Commentary: [1]

1893: Falk v. Donaldson (United States)

1894* : Copyright Formalities: Bulletin (Spain)

1894: Report on H.R. 6835 (United States)

1894: H.R. 6835 (Cummings Bill) (United States)

1895* : Núñez de Arce’s Will (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1896: Public Performance Bill (United States)

1896: Report on H.R. 1978 (United States)

1896: Report on S. 2306 (United States)

1896: Hearing on H.R. 5976 (United States)

1896: Treloar Copyright Bill (H.R. 5976) (United States)

1896: Debate in Congress (United States)

1896: The Question of Copyright (United States)

1897* : Copyright Act (Public Performance of Musical Compositions) (United States)

1898* : Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain (Spain) Commentary: [1]

1899: Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., District Court Decision (United States)

1900: Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., Circuit Court Decision (United States)

1902* : Court of Cassation on moral rights (France) Commentary: [1]

1902: Bleistein's Brief (United States)

1902: Bleistein: Donaldson Lithographing Co. Brief (United States)

1902: Bleistein: Three Posters (United States)

1903* : Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. (United States) Commentary: [1]

1903: Bleistein: Cartoon (United States)



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