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.

All documents for United Kingdom: Keyword privileges, printing

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1518* The Articles of the Pope's Bulle Commentary: [1]
1553* Totell's Printing Patent Commentary: [1]
1553William Seres' Printing Patent
1553John Day's Privilege for the Catechism
1558Calve's privilege for the 'Holsome and Catholick Doctrine'
1558Phayer's privilege for Virgil's Aeneid
1559Day's The Cosmographical Glass
1559* Day's privilege for The Cosmographical Glass Commentary: [1]
1559Jugge and Cawood's printing patent for statute books
1559Totell's patent for Common Law Books
1618Daniel's The Collection of the Historie of England
1662* Licensing Act Commentary: [1]
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
1777* Bach v. Longman Commentary: [1]
1801* Copyright Act Commentary: [1]
1801A Bill for the Further Encouragement of Learning