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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1485Censorship Edict of the Archbishop of Mainz
1501* Imperial Senate privilege to the Sodalitas Celtica Commentary: [1]
1513* Imperial privilege for Eucharius Rösslin Commentary: [1]
1525Luther's 'Admonition to the Printers'
1531* Basel Printers' Statute Commentary: [1]
1534Privilege of the Elector of Saxony
1545* Luther's 'Warning to the Printers' Commentary: [1]
1724* Electoral Saxon Printing and Censorship Acts from 1549 to 1717 Commentary: [1]
1591A publisher's 'Friendly Reminder' about reprints
1673Nuremberg Printers' Ordinance
1738* Thurneysen: On the Illicit Reprinting of Books Commentary: [1]
1740* Encyclopaedia Article on 'The Reprinting of Books' Commentary: [1]
1785* Austrian Statutes on Censorship and Printing Commentary: [1]
1793* Fichte: Proof of the Unlawfulness of Reprinting Commentary: [1]