Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872)

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Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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       Whereas the same persons,
      and in order to give and to preserve their memory,
      he was also commissioned to produce the drawing
      and lithography of the catafalque; but before Bru
      did so, another drawing and lithography of the same
      catafalque had been made by Mr. Luis Genovés
      and they were being sold in the said city. They had
      been submitted on two sheets to the Civil Government,
      declaring that, for the purposes of the law of 1847,
      he was the author.
      Whereas later on Mr Pe-
      dro Luis Bru deposited two other sheets
      before the same authority; and consequently it was
      ordered that the sale of the lithographic copies
      of the catafalque be suspended until there was a
      legal decision as to who was the legal owner.
      Whereas on 17 November
      a written formal complaint was submitted on behalf of
      Bru against Genovés, qualifying the crime
      to be literary property fraud


      Resultando que por las mismas personas
      y con el objeto de regalar y conservar memoria
      de ello se encargó tambien al mismo el dibu-
      jo y la litografía del catafalco; pero antes de que
      Brú lo realizase, que se vendía en la expresada
      localidad otro dibujo y litografía del mismo
      catafalco que había sacado Don Luis Genovés
      habiendo presentado dos laminas en el Gobierno
      Civil, titulándose autor de las mismas para
      los efectos de la ley de diez de junio de mil ocho-
      cientos cuarenta y siete.
      Resultando que con posterioridad D. Pe-
      dro Luis Brú depositó otras dos láminas ante
      la misma autoridad; por lo que se mandó sus-
      pender la venta de las copias litografías del
      catafalco hasta que se decidiera en el juicio que
      este supuso haber promovido de quien fue-
      se la propiedad.
      Resultando que en diez y siete de No-
      viembre se presentó á nombre de Brú es-
      crito de denuncia contra Genovés califi-
      cando los hechos de delito de defraudación
      de propiedad literaria; y formada la cor-
      respondiente causa, habiendose sustanciado


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