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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1724* Electoral Saxon Printing and Censorship Acts from 1549 to 1717 Commentary: [1]
1713* 'Books Constitution' of Emperor Rudolf II Commentary: [1]
1792 [1791]Müller: On Publication Piracy
1796Lobethan: On Publishers' Privileges
1829Music publishers' agreement to ban reprinting
1830* Amended music publishers' agreement against piracy Commentary: [1]
1844Commentary on the Saxon Copyright Act
189150 Prussian Expert Opinions from 1870-1876