Lobethan: On Publishers' Privileges, Leipzig (1796)

Source: Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte Frankfurt MF201

Lobethan: On Publishers' Privileges, Leipzig (1796), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
On the Theory of Privileges in general, and on Publishers' Privileges in particular

Full title original language:
Abhandlung über die Lehre von Privilegien überhaupt und Buchhändlerprivilegien insbesondre, Dispensationen und Immunitäten

Lobethan does not specify how a lawful publishing right can be acquired: whether it is to be obtained from the author, his heirs, or through another publisher, etc. In this book Lobethan does not prove to be a particularly acute or consistent thinker, but his view on the weak basis for Imperial privileges and his implicit respect for Saxon practice in these matters, according to the Statute of 1773 (d_1773), can be seen as a typical late-eighteenth-century position - that is, at a time before privileges in general were regarded as objectionable since they were contradictory to the principle of equality, the latter being justified on the basis of either economic or natural law principles.

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  • Ludwig Gieseke, Vom Privileg zum Urheberrecht (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1995)

  • Diethelm Klippel, 'Das Privileg in der deutschen Staatsrechtslehre', in Barbara Dölemeyer and Heinz Mohnhaupt (eds.), Das Privileg im europäischen Vergleich (Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostemann, 1997)

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Author: Lobethan, Friedrich Georg August (1753- c.1804)

Publisher: Höfersche Buchhandlung

Year: 1796

Location: Leipzig

Language: German

Source: Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte Frankfurt MF201

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privileges, German Imperial

Responsible editor: Friedemann Kawohl

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