Committee on the Library Report, Washington D.C. (1873)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: 42nd Cong., 3rd Sess., 1873, S. 400.

Committee on the Library Report, Washington D.C. (1873), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Report from the Committee on the Library

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A Report of the Joint Committee on the Library on the subject of international copyright protection. The report recommended against creating international copyright protection. The report was part of the struggle for introducing international copyright protection to the United States that was renewed after the Civil War.

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Year: 1873

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: 42nd Cong., 3rd Sess., 1873, S. 400.

Persons referred to:
Abbott, Benjamin Vaughan
Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe
Alison, Sir Archibald
Aytoun, William Edmonstoune
Bancroft, George
Baring-Gould, Sabine
Barnes, Albert
Barrow, Sir John
Beecher, Henry Ward
Blatchford, Samuel
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth
Browning, Elizabeth, née Barrett
Burton, Sir Richard Francis
Bush, Richard James
Collins, Wilkie
Conybeare, William John
Cooper, James Fenimore
Cox, Samuel Sullivan
Curtis, George William
Daniell, Edmund Robert
Darwin, Charles Robert
Dickens, Charles
Dilke, Sir Charles Wentworth
Dixon, William Hepworth
Draper, John William
Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni
Eliot, George
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Forster, John
Froude, James Anthony
Greenwood, Grace
Grote, George
Guizot, François-Pierre-Guillaume
Hallam, Henry
Haweis, Hugh Reginald
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Hayes, Isaac Israel
Hemans, Felicia Dorothea, née Browne
Hildreth, Richard
Hodge, Charles
Holland, Sir Henry
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.
Howson, John Saul
Hughes, Thomas
Hume, David
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Irving, Washington
Jarves, James Jackson
Jowett, Benjamin
Kinglake, Alexander William
Kingsley, Charles
Kirk, John Foster
Layard, Sir Austen Henry
Lever, Charles James
Lockhart, Laurence William Maxwell
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Lowell, James Russell
Lytton, Edward George Lytton Bulwer, 1st Baron
MacDonald, George
MacGregor, John
Macaulay, Thomas Babington
Melville, Herman
Morley, John, 1st Viscount Morley
Morrill, Lot Myrick
Motley, John Lothrop
Müller, Friedrich Max
Oliphant, Laurence
Palmer, Edward Henry
Parton, James
Prescott, William Hickling
Pressensé, Edmond Dehaut de
Reade, Charles
Reclus, Jean Jacques Élisée
Robertson, Frederick William
Robinson, Edward
Robinson, Henry Crabb
Russell, Sir William Howard
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria
Sigourney, Lydia Huntley
Speke, John Hanning
Spencer, Herbert
Squier, Ephraim George
Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn
Stephens, John Lloyd
Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth, née Beecher
Taylor, James Bayard
Tennyson, Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson
Thackeray, William Makepeace
Thomson, William McClure
Thoreau, Henry David
Trollope, Anthony
Tyndall, John
Upham, Thomas Cogswell
Vambery, Arminius
Wallace, Alfred Russell
Wallace, John William
Warren, Samuel
White, Henry
Whymper, Edward
Wood, Rev. John George

Places referred to:
Great Britain

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Institutions referred to:
Constitutional Convention (1787)
Joint Committee on the Library (U.S. Congress)
U.S. Congress

U.S. Constitutional Copyright Clause 1789

authorship, romantic concept of
book market
book trade
constitution, US
foreign reprints
interest groups
learning, the advancement of
moral obligations
property theory, authors' property

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