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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All documents for Germany: Keyword engravings, protected subject matter

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1511* Imperial Privilege for Albrecht Dürer
1660* Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance Commentary: [1]
1673Nuremberg Printers' Ordinance
1794* Prussian Statute Book (ALR) Commentary: [1]
1837* Prussian Copyright Act Commentary: [1]
1840* Bilateral Treaty between Austria and Sardinia Commentary: [1]
1844* Saxon Copyright Act Commentary: [1]
1846* Bilateral Treaty between Prussia and Britain Commentary: [1]
1853* Bluntschli: On Authors' Rights Commentary: [1]
1857* Wächter: 'Publishing Right' Commentary: [1]
1884Bilateral treaty between Switzerland and France
189150 Prussian Expert Opinions from 1870-1876