Purcell's Printing Privilege, South Carolina (1792)

Source: British Library A.S.S.18/3: Thomas Cooper, ed., Statutes at Large of South Carolina (1837-1868) 5: 219-220.

Purcell's Printing Privilege, South Carolina (1792), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Joseph Purcell's Map Printing Privilege

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A grant by South Carolina to Joseph Purcell of exclusive publishing and vending rights in a map of the state. The 1792 grant demonstrates the persistence of individual legislative grants even after the legislation of the general state copyright statutes and the creation of the Federal regime.

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  • Bugbee, Bruce Willis. The Genesis of American Patent and Copyright Law. Washington D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1967.

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Year: 1792

Location: South Carolina

Language: English

Source: British Library A.S.S.18/3: Thomas Cooper, ed., Statutes at Large of South Carolina (1837-1868) 5: 219-220.

Persons referred to:
Purcell, Joseph
Ramsay, David
Read, Jacob

Places referred to:
South Carolina

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Institutions referred to:
Court of Common Pleas, South Carolina
South Carolina House of Representatives
South Carolina Senate


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