Address of Certain Authors, Philadelphia (1838)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: Philip H. Nicklin, Remarks on Literary Property (Philadelphia: P.H. Nicklin and T. Johnson, 1838).

Address of Certain Authors, Philadelphia (1838), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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An Address of Certain Authors (with notes)

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A petition of fifty-six British authors submitted to the Senate by Henry Clay. The petition advocated copyright protection for British authors in the United States. This is a version that was republished with a preface as part of a collection of documents on international copyright.

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Author: Philip H. Nicklin

Publisher: P.H. Nicklin and T. Johnson

Year: 1838

Location: Philadelphia

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: Philip H. Nicklin, Remarks on Literary Property (Philadelphia: P.H. Nicklin and T. Johnson, 1838).

Persons referred to:
Bossange, Hector
Carey, Henry Charles
Clay, Henry
Constable, Archibald
Irving, Washington
La Fontaine, Jean de
Lockhart, John Gibson
Lowe, Joseph
Marshall, John
McVickar, Rev. John
Napoleon I
Nicklin, Philip Houlbrooke
Scott, Sir Walter
Talfourd, Thomas Noon
Tegg, Thomas

Places referred to:
Great Britain
New York

Cases referred to:
Affaire des Demoiselles de La Fontaine (1761)

Institutions referred to:
American Philosophical Society
Ashmolean Society, Oxford
House of Commons
Natural History Society, Hartford, Conn.
U.S. Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Copyright Act, 1814, 54 Geo.III, c.156
Directive of reciprocal protection within the German Confederation (1837)
French Copyright Act 1793
French Imperial decree on the book trade 1810
Prussian Copyright Act 1837
Russian Council of State decree (1830), on the duration of copyright

author/publisher relations
authors' remuneration
authors, self-publishing
book market
book trade
foreign reprints
free trade
international agreements, bilateral
learning, the advancement of
moral rights, integrity
perpetual protection
property theory, authors' property

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