PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)


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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1660* Decree on Engravings
1690s* Memorandum on the dispute between the Parisian and the provincial booksellers Commentary: [1]
1701* Royal letters patent Commentary: [1]
1744* Code de la Librairie Commentary: [1]
1762* Royal declaration on privileges granted to inventors Commentary: [1]
1776* Gaultier's memorandum for the provincial booksellers Commentary: [1]
1777* Linguet's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1780* Dramatic Act
1791Beaumarchais's petition
1834* Balzac's letter to authors
1868* Proudhon: 'Les Majorats littéraires'