Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872)

Source: Archivo del Tribunal Supremo

Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Spanish Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright

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Recurso de casación por infracción de ley interpuesto por Don Pedro Brú

One of the first cases on artistic copyright heard by the Spanish Supreme Court referred to the protection of an artistic work, a “catafalque”. Here we can observe the meaning and effect of copyright formalities, mainly the legal deposit and registration, under the 1847 Literary Property Act. The appellant, who claimed to have been the author of the work, failed to show that he had deposited a pictorial representation of the sculpture (e.g., drawings) before the corresponding authority. Hence, the court denied him any remedy whatsoever.

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Year: 1872

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo del Tribunal Supremo

Persons referred to:
Almonaci y Mora, José Manuel
Armesto y López, Francisco
Basualdo y Guardamino, Manuel María
Brú, Pedro Luis
Fernández-Cano y Molina, Diego
Genovés y Burguet, Luis
González Nandín, Sebastián
Ruiz Zorrilla, Miguel
Valdés y Barrio, Antonio

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Supreme Court

Spanish Literary Property Act (1847)

copying, concept of
drawings, protected subject matter
sculpture, protected subject matter

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