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(1450-1900)

Swedish Freedom of the Press Ordinance, Stockholm (1812)

Source: Kongl. Maj:ts Och Riksens Stånders Faststälde Tryckfrihets-Forordning; Dat. Örebro den 16. Julii 1812. Cum Gratia & Privilegio S:æ R:æ Maj:tis. Stockholm, Tryckt i Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1812.

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Swedish Freedom of the Press Ordinance, Stockholm (1812), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
The Freedom of the Press Ordinance approved by his Royal Majesty and the Estates of the Nation; Dd. Örebro 16. July 1812. With Grace & Privilege of His Royal Sacred Majesty [Sacrae Regiae Maiestatis]

Full title original language:
Kongl. Maj:ts Och Riksens Stånders Faststälde Tryckfrihets-Forordning; Dat. Örebro den 16. Julii 1812. Cum Gratia & Privilegio S:æ R:æ Maj:tis.

Abstract:
A new ordinance regulating the freedom of the press, repealing all previous laws on the subject. The decree emphasises that privileges are no longer needed to print, either by printers or publishers. Importantly, it also stated that privileges that were still in force would not be granted for more than twenty years. The abolition of the state's privilege policy marked the beginning of a new era in the Swedish book trade and industry.

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Related documents in this database:
1812: Swedish Freedom of the Press Ordinance
1841: Swedish Ordinance on the Limitation of Terms of Protection

Author: Charles XIII

Publisher: Kongl. Tryckeriet

Year: 1812

Location: Stockholm

Language: Swedish

Source: Kongl. Maj:ts Och Riksens Stånders Faststälde Tryckfrihets-Forordning; Dat. Örebro den 16. Julii 1812. Cum Gratia & Privilegio S:æ R:æ Maj:tis. Stockholm, Tryckt i Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1812.

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Supreme Court of Sweden
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Keywords:
book trade
censorship
censorship, pre-publication
defamation
enlightenment, the
immoral works
penalties
privileges
privileges, printing
reputation

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