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PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)

Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872)

Source: Archivo del Tribunal Supremo

Citation:
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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            Chapter 1 Page 4 of 6 total



      
            
      Mr Antonio Valdés.
      
      
      Considering that, although painters and sculptors
      property rights to reproduce their works by engraving
      or by any other method in the same manner as authors
      and translators do have rights in their literary works,
      according to para. 5 of art. 3 of the Law of 1847,
      when observing the formalities prescribed therein,
      the same does not apply when a sketch has been made
      and commissioned by one or more persons so it is
      at their free disposal as if it were their own.
      
      
      
      Considering that Mr. Genovés drew and lithographed
      a catafalque that belonged to third parties under licence issued
      by the Mayor of Barrio who intervened in its
      construction before Bru could do so and that he submitted
      two copies to the Civil Government, as required in order to
      enjoy the benefits granted by the aforementioned law,
      
      

    


      
      Antonio Valdés.
      
      Considerando que si bien corresponde el dere-
      cho de la propiedad á los pintores y escultores respecto á
      la reproducción de sus obras por el graba-
      do u otro medio lo mismo que á los
      autores y traductores de las literarias,
      en conformidad al número quinto del
      artículo terecero de la ley de diez de Junio de
      mil ochocientos cuarenta y siete, obser-
      vandose las formalidades prescritas en la
      misma, no sucede lo mismo, cuando se tra-
      ta de las en que se haya levantado plano
      y dirigido por encargo de una ó mas personas
      quedando á la libre disposición de las mis-
      mas como cosa propia.
      
      Considerando que habiendo dibujado
      y litografiado el Genovés el catafalco
      que era propiedad de terceras personas, con
      licencia del alcalde de Barrio que ha-
      bía intervenido para su construcción, an-
      tes que lo hiciera Brú y depositase los dos
      ejemplares en el gobierno civil, como era
      preciso para gozar de los beneficios con-
      cedidos por la ley antes citada, no pue-

    


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