Eloy d'Amerval's privilege (1507)

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France: Res. F. 940

Eloy d'Amerval's privilege (1507), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Privilege granted to Eloy d'Amerval for his poem 'Le Livre de la deablerie'

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Book trade privileges in Europe are usually understood to have been granted primarily to booksellers or printers. They could be obtained from the royal administration for a limited term to protect the work and cover for the financial investment and risks involved in the publication of books at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Authors were also among the first protagonists of this new market. These first favours granted on their behalf would seem to illustrate the particular credit which some writers, such as Eloy d'Amerval, enjoyed within the political and courtly spheres. However, though it is true that authors could indeed protect some specific interests by means of these exclusive rights, it nevertheless appears that the economic rationales expressed in their requests, and within the text of the actual privileges, were very similar to those invoked by printers and booksellers.

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Year: 1507

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Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France: Res. F. 940

Persons referred to:
Eloy d'Amerval
Louis XII

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Institutions referred to:
King's Council of State (France)
Provostship of Paris


author/publisher relations
authors' remuneration
authors, self-publishing
books, protected subject matter
privileges, French
privileges, printing

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