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Continued Ban on Possessing, Selling or Distributing Imported Books, Denmark–Norway, Skanderborg (1617)

Source: The Danish National Archives, Danske Kancelli: Sjællandske tegnelser (1572-1660) B57J: 1613 - 1621 mm.

Continued Ban on Possessing, Selling or Distributing Imported Books, Denmark–Norway, Skanderborg (1617), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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It has come to our attention that a number of Danish books, printed in unknown places and printed rather incorrectly, have been imported into our realm and made available to the public, where they have attracted attention. Some of them deal with certain aspects of our Christian faith and religion, others with all sorts of loose and inappropriate subjects, and many of these books are used and read. They may, in time, spread misrepresentations and delusions harmful to our Christian faith and good customs and to public order. In accordance with the prohibitions issued by our beloved Father and ourselves, these books should be sensibly abolished, so that such problems may be prevented once and for all.


Giøre aller Vitterligt, att eptersom vi komme udi forfaring, huorledis atskillige danske bøger paa fremmede och udi trycken ubenenfte steder gandse ucorrect opleggis och siden udi vore riger och lande indføris, offentlig fal holdis och ditraheris, af hvilke en part atskillige puncter och artikler udi voris christelige troe och religion, en part alle haande løse och unyttige materier tractere och forhandle, hvilke voris christelige troe saa vel som goud skik och politie præjudicerlige irringe och vildfarelser med tidenat udspredis och den gemene almufve, af hvilke de møgit brugis och lesis, at insinueris foraarsage vilde, endog saadanne bøger saa vel epter voris kierre herre faders som vore derom udgagne obne forbud billigen burde gandse och aldelis at verre afskaffit, da paa det saadant kunde betimeligen afskaffis och forekommis och en gang med alle



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