Second New York Law Printing Privilege (1772)

Source: British Library A.S.N.228/8: The colonial laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution (Albany: J.B. Lyon, 1894) 5: 355-357.

Second New York Law Printing Privilege (1772), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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An Act to revise, digest & Print the Laws of this Colony

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An Enactment by the Colonial legislature of New York ordering the printing of the colony's laws. The statue modeled on an earlier 1750 enactment did not grant exclusive publishing rights. It provided for monetary compensation to the compiler and the printer and mandated the purchase of a preset number of copies for a fixed price. The statute is illustrative of various measures sporadically used by some colonies to support printers and publishers engaged in printing projects deemed to be of public interest.

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Related documents in this database:
1700: Bladen's Privilege
1746: North Carolina Printing Privilege to Commissioners
1750: New York Law Printing Privilege

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Year: 1772

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Language: English

Source: British Library A.S.N.228/8: The colonial laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution (Albany: J.B. Lyon, 1894) 5: 355-357.

Persons referred to:
Gaine, Hugh
Van Schaack, Peter

Places referred to:
New York

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Institutions referred to:
New York State Assembly
New York Supreme Court


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