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 public performance

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1841S. 227 (Dramatic Works Public Performance Bill)
1844H.R. 9 (Ingersoll Bill)
1853British-American Copyright Convention Draft
1856* Copyright Act Amendment Commentary: [1]
1861* Confederate States of America Copyright Act
1870Committee Report on S.703
1870* Copyright Act
1885Carte v. Duff
1894Report on H.R. 6835
1894H.R. 6835 (Cummings Bill)
1896Public Performance Bill
1896Report on H.R. 1978
1896Report on S. 2306
1896Hearing on H.R. 5976
1896Treloar Copyright Bill (H.R. 5976)
1896Debate in Congress
1897* Copyright Act (Public Performance of Musical Compositions)