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Models and Busts Act, London (1798)

Source: Durham University Library

Citation:
Models and Busts Act, London (1798), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Record-ID: uk_1798

Permanent link: http://copy.law.cam.ac.uk/record/uk_1798

Full title:
An Act for Encouraging the Art of Making New Models and Casts of Busts, and other things therein mentioned, 1798, 38 Geo.III, c.71

Full title original language:
N/A

Abstract:
The commentary describes the background to the Act, in particular the lobbying efforts of the artist and sculptor George Garrard, as well as the subsequent case-law, highlighting flaws in the drafting that lead to a further act in 1814. The commentary argues that while the 1798 Act is pre-modern, in the sense of having a reactive and subject-specific remit, by severing copyright from its print basis, the Act paved the way for the emergence of the modern image of copyright as concerned with the promotion of 'art and literature'.

1 Commentary:
commentary_uk_1798

Bibliography:
  • Whinney, M., Sculpture in Britain 1530 to 1830 (Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1964)

  • Reitlinger, G.R., The Economics of Taste, 3 vols. (London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1961-1970)

  • Garrard, G., A Description of the Different Varieties of Oxen, Common in the British Isles, Embellished with Engravings, Being an Accompaniment To a Set of Models of the Improved Breeds of Cattle, Executed by George Garrard, Upon an Exact Scale of Nature, Under the Patronage of the Board of Agriculture (London: Smeeton, 1800)


Related documents in this database:
1798: Models and Busts Act (parchment copy)
1799: Documents concerning the Models and Busts Act
1814: Sculpture Copyright Act

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1798

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Durham University Library

Persons referred to:
George III

Places referred to:
N/A

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Parliament

Legislation:
Models and Busts Act, 1798, 38 Geo.III, c.71

Keywords:
art market
copy
duration
exhibitions
lobbying
portrait
replica
sculpture, protected subject matter

Responsible editor: Ronan Deazley



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