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 United States: Keyword property theory, authors' property

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1783Continental Congress Resolution
1789* The Constitutional Copyright Clause Commentary: [1]
1826Letter from Noah Webster to Daniel Webster
1826Letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster
1828Letter from Donaldson to Wheaton
1830Judiciary Committee Report
1831* Copyright Act Commentary: [1]
1834* Wheaton v. Peters
1834* Wheaton v. Peters Independent Report
1837* Senate Report
1838Address of Certain Authors
1837Petition of British Authors
1837Debates in Congress
1838Report, from the Committee on Patents
1838Memorial of a Number of Citizens of Boston
1841* Folsom v. Marsh Commentary: [1]
1843An Address to the People of the United States
1847* A Treatise on the Law of Copyright Commentary: [1]
1848Jay, Bryant and Others' Memorials
1853* Stowe v. Thomas Commentary: [1]
1853Stowe v. Thomas, Complainant's Bill
1853Stowe v. Thomas, Defendant's Answer
1853Affidavit of Harriet Beecher Stowe
1853'Uncle Tom' at Law
1873Committee on the Library Report
1879* Drone on Copyright
1879* Baker v. Selden Commentary: [1]
1883Sarony's Brief
1886Committee on Patents Report
1890Report on H.R. 10881
1896The Question of Copyright