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Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872)

Source: Archivo del Tribunal Supremo

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

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       Having filed and processed the action,
      the above-mentioned tribunal decided,
      declaring that the proven facts were not
      a crime. In so doing they rejected the
      decision of the lower court and decided to
      acquit Genovés, declaring that costs shall
      be borne by the court.
      Whereas a cassation appeal
      for violation of the law was lodged on behalf of Mr. Pedro Luis
      Bru against the decision grounded on the second paragraph of art. 4
      of the provisional that establishes and refers to art. 552 of the
      current Penal Code as having been infringed
      since what had been declared was not an act that in fact
      constituted a crime of literary property fraud.
      Whereas chamber 2 of this Supreme
      Court admitted the appeal and sent it to chamber 3,
      where it has been heard in accordance with the law.
       Verified by the presiding Magistrate


      en forma, dictó sentencia la referida sala, de-
      clarando que los hechos probados no constitu-
      ían delito, y revocando la sentencia del Infe-
      rior, absolvió á Genovés libremente decla-
      rando de oficio las costas.
      Resultando que contra esta sentencia se
      ha interpuesto á nombre de Don Pedro Luis
      Brú recurso de casacion por infraccion de ley
      fundandolo en el caso segundo del artículo
      cuarto de la provisional que lo establece y,
      y citando como infringido el artículo quinien-
      tos cincuenta y dos del Código Penal vigente
      por cuanto se había declarado que no era
      delito de defraudación de la propiedad litera-
      ria un acto que lo constituía en realidad.
      Resultando que admitido el recurso por
      la Sala segunda de este Supremo Tribunal, se
      remitió á esta Tercera donde se le ha dado la sustan-
      ciación que prescribe la ley.
      Visto siendo ponente el Magistrado Don


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