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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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are to be informed immediately. Those in possession of such books must be punished accordingly [unless they wish to present themselves to us as those who neglect and despise our writs and commands].


Given at our castle Skanderborg January 23.



hafver, det til kiende giffue, paa det forbemelte bogførere derfore tilbørligen straffis och denne voris udgange forordning dis bedre efterkommis och holdis kunde. Saa fremt de self enhver for sig icke ville stande o[s] til rette som de, voris brefve och mandater forsømme och foragte. Ladendis dett iegenliude, Giffuit paa wort Slott Skanderborgs den 23 January 1617


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