Royal letters patent, Paris (1701)

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22071 n°195

Citation:
Royal letters patent, Paris (1701), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Letters patent and decree of the King's Council of State for the regulation of the book trade

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Abstract:
Following the general rulings (arrêts) of 1665 and 1686, and coming before the Code de la librairie of 1723 (f_1723), the regulations of 1701 constituted a new important step towards the centralization of royal policy in the area of press control. Significantly, as a result of this piece of legislation - which remained a symbol of the lobbying power of the Parisian booksellers against their provincial counterparts - the flexibility which local authorities had until then had to authorize the circulation and publication of books was suppressed to the benefit of Paris.

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Author: N/A

Publisher: François Muguet

Year: 1701

Location: Paris

Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22071 n°195

Persons referred to:
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Desvieux, Louis
Dongois, Nicolas
Louis XIV
Muguet, François
Phélypeaux, Louis

Places referred to:
Fontainebleau
Paris
Versailles

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
Chancery of France ('Grande Chancellerie')
King's Council of State (France)
Parlement of Paris

Legislation:
French Royal Letters Patent (1701), on the book trade
Parisian Book Trade Regulations 1686

Keywords:
book trade
censorship
censorship, pre-publication
fraud
interest groups
licensing, Imprimatur
lobbying
price regulation
privileges
reprints
serialisation

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