Copyright Acts for the German Empire regarding works of art, photography, and designs, Berlin (1876)

Source: Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt

Citation:
Copyright Acts for the German Empire regarding works of art, photography, and designs, Berlin (1876), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Statute concerning author's rights to designs and models, of 11 January 1876.

Full title original language:
Gesetz betreffend das Urheberrecht an Mustern und Modellen. Vom 11. Januar 1876.

Abstract:
The driving force for leaving out these issues in 1870 was the Prussian Ministry of Commerce, which sought to maintain the absence of any protection for industrial designs and to defend the freedom to use works of art for industrial products, as had been conceded in §.9 of the Prussian Copyright Act of 1837. The commentary will focus on early discussions on copyright for photographs.

1 Commentary:
commentary_d_1876

Bibliography:
  • Wadle, Elmar, 'Geistiges Eigentum', vol. 2 (Munich: Beck, 2003)

  • Ricke, Stefan, 'Entwicklung des rechtlichen Schutzes von Fotografien in Deutschland' (Münster: LIT Verlag, 1998)

  • Cornwall, James E., 'Die Geschichte der Photographie in Berlin - 1839 bis 1900', 'Mitteilungen der Vereins für die Geschichte Berlins' 1 (1976)


Related documents in this database:
1870: Copyright Act for the German Empire
1862: Court of Cassation on photography
1862: Fine Art Copyright Act

Author: N.N.

Publisher: Kaiserliches Postzeitungsamt

Year: 1876

Location: Berlin

Language: German

Source: Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt

Persons referred to:
Bismarck, Otto von
Wilhelm I

Places referred to:
Berlin
Leipzig

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Bundesrat of the German Empire
Imperial State Chancery (Berlin)
Leipzig Commercial Court
Reichstag of the German Empire

Legislation:
Copyright Act for the German Empire 1870
Copyright Acts for the German Empire 1876

Keywords:
anonymous works
applied art, protected subject matter
art market
attribute, obligation to
authorship, legal concept of
commissions
contract
deposit
derivatives
drawings, protected subject matter
duration
duration, post mortem term
inheritability
international agreements, bilateral
originality
paintings, protected subject matter
penalties
photography, protected subject matter
portrait
privileges
public domain
reciprocity
registration
replica
sculpture, protected subject matter
signature
societies, copyright
transferability

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