Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty , Madrid (1880)

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores; AMAE, Tratados s. XIX, nº 0311

Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty , Madrid (1880), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Convention on literary, artistic and scientific property between Spain and France (1880)

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Convenio de propiedad literaria, artística y científica, celebrado entre España y Francia el 16 de junio de 1880

The second wave of bilateral copyright agreements took place in the 1880s. After the enactment of the 1879 Spanish Copyright Act, Spain needed to renew its international copyright relationships. These agreements not only evidence different preoccupations around international relations, they also show that political agency had significantly changed. Unlike the previous wave in the 1850s, negotiations were not exclusively monitored and carried out by diplomats. They now acquired a public and cosmopolitan dimension. More specifically, some of the bilateral negotiations reflected particular interpretative anxieties following the promulgation of the domestic law. For instance, the Franco-Spanish copyright negotiations took place after an inquest made by the French to confirm the copyright protection of a subject matter (photographs) that had been silenced in the Spanish law.

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Year: 1880

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores; AMAE, Tratados s. XIX, nº 0311

Persons referred to:
Freycinet, Charles Louis de
Roca de Togores, Mariano

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Copyright Act (1879)

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