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Royal Order on Dramatic Copyright , Madrid (1837)

Source: Archivo Histórico Nacional; AHN, Consejos, 11404, Exp. 026

Royal Order on Dramatic Copyright , Madrid (1837), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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                  STAMP 4                  THE YEAR
                  40 M.                        of 1837.
                  When on 20 November 1833
            Your Majesty issued a decree creating
            a Commission to propose what
            could be convenient regarding the rights
            of dramatic writers, the establishment of
            drama schools, laws that deal with the
            author's profession, and, in general, the
            policing of spectacles; You clearly
            declared your Royal Will to be convinced
            of the decadence in which these important
            areas are currently found, as the theatre is,
            according to the same decree, an
            element of civilization that is linked
            with the prosperity of many
            industries, Your Majesty wished
            a complete legislative project
            where all the stimuli that could
            be given to an art that You wished
            to favour were gathered and that would
            compile the best improvements
            that could be done in relation
            to this area of the administrative service.
            For causes that it is


                  SELLO 4                  AÑO DE
                  40 M.                        1837.
                  Cuando con fecha 20 Noviembre de 1833
            se dignó V. M. espedir un decreto creando
            una Junta para que propusiese lo que
            estimase conveniente sobre los derechos
            de los escritores dramaticos, sobre esta-
            blecimiento de escuelas de declamación,
            sobre las leyes que informan la pro-
            fesión del autor y sobre la policía de
            los espectaculos en general; manifestó
            claramente cuan convencido estaba
            su real animo de la decadencia en
            que se hallan tan interesantes ra-
            mos, siendo el teatro como espresa el
            mismo decreto un elemento de civi-
            lizacion, al cual está enlazada la
            prosperidad de muchas industrias V.
            M. quiso que se le propusiese un
            proyecto de ley completo en él que
            se reuniesen todos los estímulos que
            pudieran darse á un arte que
            deseaba favorecer y las mejoras de que
            este ramo del servicio administrativo
            fuese susceptible. Causas que es inu-


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