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 France: Keyword property theory, authors' property

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1586* Simon Marion's plea on privileges Commentary: [1]
1725-1726* Louis d'Héricourt's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1749* Crébillon case Commentary: [1]
1761* La Fontaine case Commentary: [1]
1762* Royal declaration on privileges granted to inventors Commentary: [1]
1763* Diderot's Letter on the book trade Commentary: [1]
1776* Gaultier's memorandum for the provincial booksellers Commentary: [1]
1776* Fragments on the Freedom of the Press Commentary: [1]
1777* Linguet's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1778* Pluquet's letters Commentary: [1]
1780* Dramatic Act
1791* Le Chapelier's report Commentary: [1]
1791* Report of François Hell to the National Assembly Commentary: [1]
1791Beaumarchais's petition
1793* French Literary and Artistic Property Act Commentary: [1]
1826* Minutes of the 1825-1826 Commission
1834* Balzac's letter to authors
1841* Report of Lamartine and parliamentary debates on literary property
1842* Court of Cassation on artistic property Commentary: [1]
1852* French International Copyright Act
1868* Proudhon: 'Les Majorats littéraires'
1869* Court of Cassation on originality Commentary: [1]
1878* Morillot on the author's right
1902* Court of Cassation on moral rights Commentary: [1]