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Regulations and Rules for the Printing Industry in Sweden, Stockholm (1752)

Source: Kongl. Maj:ts Nådige Förordning Och REGLEMENTE För Boktryckerne i Riket. Gifwit Stockholm i Råd-Camaren then 12. Aug. 1752. SIDERHOLM, Tryckt uti Kongl. Tryckeriet, Hos Directeuren PET. MOMMA.

Regulations and Rules for the Printing Industry in Sweden, Stockholm (1752), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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lend any items without the knowledge and permission of the Printery Owner, nor may they accept anything on commission for others, or engage in personal or company trade, under whatever pretext or name it may be, against the penalty of confiscation of what they deal in, a fine of fifty (59) Daler Silvermynt, and the loss of their position at the Printery. However, if the Proprietor continues to retain such an employee, and he commits the offence a second time, in such a case he shall be subject to double penalties in addition to the loss of his position at the Printery.


Finally, we have deemed it appropriate to establish that all the fines mentioned above shall be paid into the Printing Society’s treasury. Furthermore, the respective authorities, magistrates, and halls of justice, are entitled to use the labour of the guilty for the benefit of the manufacturers when they are sentenced by the Society’s Hall of Justice, and these institutions shall, when necessary, provide the Society with the necessary assistance for the proper enforcement of this gracious ordinance, upon request. All those



 ries förlager om händer, utom Boktryckerie-ägarens wettskap och tilstånd, utborga, byta eller utlåna någre Exemplar, antaga något i Commission för andra, eller drifwa egen eller Compagnie-handel, under hwad föregifwande eller namn thet wara må, wid confiscation af thet han handlar med, samt Femtijo Daler Silfwermynts böter och Conditionens förlust; Dock om Husbonden en sådan Betjent ändock hos sig qwarbehåller, och han sig andra gången i slikt fall förbryter, ware han, jemte Conditionens förlust, til dubbel plikt förfallen.

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Sluteligen hafwe Wi för godt funnit, at fastställa, thet alle här ofwanföre utmärkte böter skola hemfalla Boktryckerie-Societetens Cassa. Äfwen som wederbörande Befallningshafwande, Magistrater och Hall-Rätter, hwilka senare äro berättigade, at framför andra til Fabriquerne nyttja the brottsligas arbete, när the thertil af Societetensakfälte [sakfälld, 'skyldig', red.:s anm.] äro, hafwa i förefallande mål på anmodan, at lemna Societeten nödig handräckning til behörig wärkställighet af thenne Wår nådige Förordning. Thet alle som



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