Council of Four Lands Printing and Book Trade Regulation, Poland (1594)

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Council of Four Lands Printing and Book Trade Regulation, Poland (1594), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Council of Four Lands Regulation, 1594

Full title original language:
תקנת ועד ארבע ארצות

Council of Four Lands printing regulation that spurred rabbinic reprinting bans

1 Commentary:

  • Netanel, N., From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

  • Heilprin, I., Yehudim ve-Yahadut be-Mizrach Eropa [Jews and Judaism in Eastern Europe] (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1969).

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Author: Council of Four Lands

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Year: 1594

Location: Poland

Language: Hebrew

Source: National Library of Israel

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book trade
foreign reprints

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