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Censorship Instruction for Newspapers, Denmark–Norway, Copenhagen (1701)

Source: Danish National Archives: Danish Chancellery: Instruktionsbøger for kollegier, institutioner og embedsmænd: A90-2, 1698-1730, fol. 104-107.

Censorship Instruction for Newspapers, Denmark–Norway, Copenhagen (1701), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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and not more than one report should be presented if it is supposed to be some special or important news. Likewise, news of no importance, such as the arrival of couriers, constant secret meetings in foreign places, and the like, from which no new information can be learned, may also be omitted.  Similarly, the author's reasoning or other people's discussions about what is happening can be omitted. Speculation about what might happen should be ignored, and only what is reported to have actually happened should be dealt with.


10. If something else is to be introduced and added in place of what has been omitted in this way, it too should first be censored and approved.



derlig vished haves om, og ej fleere end udj een Advis fremsettes, helst om det skulle vare nogen sær og magt paaliggende Tidende, Saa kand og udeladis tidender, som intet betyder, som om Courerers ankomster, idelige Geheime deliberationer paa fremmede stæder og sligt, hvor af intet nyt vides kand, Iligemaade kand forbigaaes Nouuellisternis raisonnements, eller andris discourser over det som passerer; desligeste unyttige gisninger, om det som formodentlig kunde skee, og haver mand kun at befatte sig med det som refereris at skulle virkeligen sig have tildraget.


10. Naar noget andet i dets sted, som i saa maader er bleven udelugt, skal igjen indføris og suppleris; da bør det ligeledis først censureris og approberis.



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