Renewed Swedish Censorship Laws, Stockholm (1684)

Source: Hans Kongl. May:s Stadga och Fordordning Om alla Nyskreffne Wärkz Censerande i Rijket, sa wid Academier och Skolar, som andra Orter innan dhe tryckte warda. Item. Stadfästelse på förra Kongl. Förordningar om thet samma, så och Exemplars inlefwererande til Kongl. Archivum och Bibliotheket aff alt thet som tryckt warder. Sampt Booktryckiarnes Straff som här emot bryta. Dat. Stockholm 5 Julij 1684. Trykt hos Niclas Wanküff, Kongelig boktrykker. Location: The National Library of Sweden.

Renewed Swedish Censorship Laws, Stockholm (1684), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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are no more copies of the works with them, the authors must identify them and, if possible, obtain the missing copies. Failing to comply shall be fined with hundred daler silvermynt.  Additionally, they must require a declaration for every book they publish, and in this way, they are obligated to submit two copies, so that we can not only know what is being published by the printers in these realms, but also detect more quickly if anything that may be considered vainly published comes about in any way, and impose the appropriate fines accordingly. If any book printer dares to print anything without the permission and knowledge of the authorities, they will be punished immediately. Supervision of our chancellery, university chancellors, archbishops, bishops, consistoria, and all others involved in this matter should diligently ensure that it is fully implemented



Wärk som hoos dem inga Exemplar mera öfrige finnas, skola dhe wara skyldige Auctores at nampngifwa, och aff dem dhe Exemplaren som felas kunna, införskaffa, effter som och Tryckiarne här effter wid Etthundrade Dahl. Sölfwermynz Wijte åliggia skal, för hwar Book som dhe aff Trycket uthgifwa, på ofwantalde Sått twenne Exemplar at inlefwerera, på det Wij således icke allenast måge weta hwad aff Tryckerihen här i Rijket uthgår, uthan och där igenom så mycket beqwämligare kunne erfara, om något sådant som i en eller annan måtto kunde skattas fåfängeligit uthkommo, och deste snarare behörige Böter där å skaffa. Skulle nu någon Booktryckiare uthan deras, hoos hwilken han sig i detta Målet anmäla bör, Tilstånd och Wetskap, understå sig något at tryckia, den samma skal uthan all Skonsmål med ofwander:de Straff belagd blifwa. Här öfwer Wårt Canzlij, Cancellarii Academiarum, Erkiebiskopen, Biskopar, Consistoria och alle andre, som detta i någor måtto angår, skole, alfwarlig handhålla och tilsee, at det i alla sina stycker må



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