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Baden Civil Code, Karlsruhe (1809)

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Baden Civil Code, Karlsruhe (1809), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Similarly, these limitations entail that the publisher may arrange an
[authorised] reprint edition at will, as far as its outward appearance
is concerned, but that he may not add or remove anything from its content.

      577 d f. The acquisition of a copy makes its purchaser the owner of
just this single item, but not of its content: he may therefore not arrange
for it to be reprinted without the consent of the author and the publisher.
However, by means of extracts, adaptation, or interpretation, he may use it
as the basis for treatises of his own, to which he would then have the right
of literary ownership.

      577 d g. Authors and publishers can maintain their right of ownership
only insofar as they have indicated their names on the impression. If only
one of the two is named, he shall by himself exert the rights of both.

      577 d h. The literary ownership of printed works expires with the death
of the owner who had them published. Any possessor of [a copy of] the work
may then arrange for it to be reprinted, as long as no privilege granted to
the [original] publisher stands in the way of this.



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