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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Core documents for France: Keyword inheritability

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1650s* Vitré's memorandum on the prolongation of privileges
1725-1726* Louis d'Héricourt's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1761* La Fontaine case Commentary: [1]
1763* Diderot's Letter on the book trade Commentary: [1]
1777* French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges Commentary: [1]
1778* Pluquet's letters Commentary: [1]
1790* Sieyès' report Commentary: [1]
1791* Le Chapelier's report Commentary: [1]
1791* Report of François Hell to the National Assembly Commentary: [1]
1793* French Literary and Artistic Property Act Commentary: [1]
1814* Court of Cassation on sculptures Commentary: [1]
1826* Minutes of the 1825-1826 Commission
1841* Report of Lamartine and parliamentary debates on literary property
1842* Court of Cassation on artistic property Commentary: [1]
1866* Literary and artistic property act
1878* Morillot on the author's right
1902* Court of Cassation on moral rights Commentary: [1]