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Copyright Act, Washington D.C. (1870)

Source: Library of Congress: 16 Stat. 198.

Citation:
Copyright Act, Washington D.C. (1870), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Record-ID: us_1870a

Permanent link: http://copy.law.cam.ac.uk/record/us_1870a

Full title:
An Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to Patents and Copyrights

Full title original language:
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Abstract:
The second general revision of the Copyright Act. The commentary surveys the more significant changes introduced by the revision of 1870. These included both procedural and substantive reforms. The administration of copyright was reorganized and centralized in the hands of the Library of Congress, a step that in time would give rise to the position of a Register of Copyright and the Copyright Office. On the substantive side, the subject matter of copyright was significantly expanded, and new entitlements such as the right of translation and an extended dramatization right were added.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Patry, William F. Patry on Copyright, § 1:33. St. Paul, Minn.: Thompson-West, 2007.


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Year: 1870

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress: 16 Stat. 198.

Persons referred to:
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Places referred to:
Washington

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
Library of Congress
Patent Office, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Congress
U.S. Department of State, Washington
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Supreme Court

Legislation:
U.S. Copyright Act 1870, 16 Stat. 198

Keywords:
applied art, protected subject matter
books, protected subject matter
copy
deposit
dramatic works, protected subject matter
drawings, protected subject matter
duration
engravings, protected subject matter
formalities
inventions
inventors
maps, protected subject matter
music, protected subject matter
paintings, protected subject matter
patents, for invention
penalties
photography, protected subject matter
public performance
registration
replica
sculpture, protected subject matter

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