Committee Report on S.703, Washington D.C. (1870)

Source: National Archives: 41st Cong., 2d sess., 1870, S. Rep. 209.

Committee Report on S.703, Washington D.C. (1870), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Reports of the Committee of the Senate of the United States, No. 209, June 11, 1870. To Accompany Bill S. No. 703

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A Senate committee report recommending not to adopt a Bill designed to extend exclusive public performance rights to dramatic works not published in print.

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  • McConachie, Bruce A. Melodramatic Formations: American Theater and Society, 1820-1870. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.

  • Foust, Clement E. The Life and Dramatic Works of Robert Montgomery Bird. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1919.

  • Bradley, Edward Sculley. George Henry Boker, Poet and Patriot. London: Oxford University Press, 1927.

Related documents in this database:
1841: S. 227 (Dramatic Works Public Performance Bill)
1856: Copyright Act Amendment

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Publisher: N/A

Year: 1870

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: National Archives: 41st Cong., 2d sess., 1870, S. Rep. 209.

Persons referred to:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Morrill, Lot Myrick
Reade, Charles
Woodward, George Washington

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:
Charles Reade case (London, c.1856)

Institutions referred to:
Joint Committee on the Library (U.S. Congress)
U.S. Congress
U.S. Federal District Courts
U.S. Senate


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