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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1557* Stationers' Charter Commentary: [1]
1586* Star Chamber Decree Commentary: [1]
1624* Statute of Monopolies Commentary: [1]
1662* Licensing Act Commentary: [1]
1690* Locke's Second Treatise on Government (selected extracts) Commentary: [1]
1693Locke's Memorandum on the 1662 Act
1695Reasons for objecting to the renewal of the Licensing Act
1709Reasons Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of the Honourable House of Commons
1761Tonson v. Collins
1773Information for Alexander Donaldson
1774Hargrave's Argument in Defence of Literary Property
1774The Cases of the Appellants and Respondents
1774The Pleadings of the Counsel before the House
1775* Stationers' Company v. Carnan Commentary: [1]
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (29 Jan.)
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (5 Feb.)