This is a freely-accessible, publicly-funded digital archive that collects together significant documents relating to the history of copyright law and practice. The documents have been selected by national editors, with the input of an editorial advisory board. Key documents are, where appropriate, transcribed and translated. The editors have written commentaries, explaining the reasons for selecting documents and their significance. The project was launched in 2008, initially funded by the AHRC in relation to 5 countries. Since 2024 it is supported by the AHRC as UK research infrastructure. The archive now extends to more than 20 (including historical and religious) jurisdictions and over 700 primary source documents. They can be browsed by date/language/jurisdiction, or searched.

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1537* Ordinance on the Production and Use of Books in Printed Form, Denmark–Norway
1596* Total Ban on Book Imports, Denmark–Norway
1643* Establishment of the First Printing House in Norway
1684* Renewed Swedish Censorship Laws Commentary: [1]
1701* Censorship Instruction for Newspapers, Denmark–Norway Commentary: [1]
1741* The Danish Copyright Ordinance Commentary: [1]
1766* The Swedish Freedom of the Press Ordinance Commentary: [1]
1799* Renewed Censorship Legislation, Denmark–Norway
1812* Swedish Freedom of the Press Ordinance
1877* Swedish Copyright Act Commentary: [1]