Remarks on Literary Property (1838)

Source: Biblioteca de Catalunya, DR Hospitalet, C-92

Citation:
Remarks on Literary Property (1838), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Remarks on Literary Property in response to the article published in Gazeta de Madrid

Full title original language:
Apuntes sobre la Propiedad Literaria en respuesta al articulo inserto en la Gazeta de Madrid

Abstract:
References to the nature and scope of copyright in the legal dictionary written by Escriche were ferociously attacked by an anonymous adversary who called himself an “aficionado” in jurisprudential controversies. In retrospect, his remarks, particularly those regarding the “impossibility” of international copyright, failed seem ridiculous. Yet the anonymous document offers a rich repertoire of ways to imagine copyright differently. It also shows the topic’s political charge at this precise moment. One example: the “aficionado” challenged the idea of country of origin and asked for Spanish copyright to be denied to political émigrés. The document is still one of the most virulent attacks written in Spain against the liberal underpinnings of copyright.

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Bibliography:
  • Escriche, J. Diccionario razonado de legislación civil, penal, comercial y forense (México: Oficina de Galván, a cargo de Matiano Arévalo, 1837)

  • Vergara, M. De la Propiedad Literaria (Madrid, Imprenta de Miguel Arcas y Sánchez, 1861)

  • Vergara, M. Legislación de la propiedad literaria en España : precedida de las discusiones habidas en las cortes con motivo de la ley de 10 de junio de 1847 y seguida de notas y comentarios (Madrid : Librería de Moya y Plaza, 1863)


Related documents in this database:
1793: French Literary and Artistic Property Act
1847: Literary Property Act
1854: Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty
1857: Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty
1859: Casado's PhD on Copyright
1882: Danvila’s Copyright Treatise

Author: N/A

Publisher: José Ferrer de Orga, Valencia

Year: 1838

Location: N/A

Language: Spanish

Source: Biblioteca de Catalunya, DR Hospitalet, C-92

Persons referred to:
Escriche, Joaquín

Places referred to:
Aragon
Brussels
Castile
Catalunya
China
Geneva
Guadalquivir
London
Lyon
Madrid
Manzanáres
Milan
Naples
Navarre
Netherlands
Paris
Portugal
Rome
Rouen
Seine
United States of America
Valencia
Venice

Cases referred to:
Court of First Instance of the Seine (4 May 1822)

Institutions referred to:
Archbishops
Council of Navarre
Holy Office
Library of the Spanish Parliament
Spanish National Library
University of London

Legislation:
Decree of 12 February 1822 Decree of 12 February 1822
Decree of 22 October 1820
French Literary and Artistic Property Act (1793)
Novísima recopilación de leyes de España (1806)
Penal Code (1822)
Royal order of 5 May 1837

Keywords:
Bible, the
authorship, legal concept of
censorship
dramatic works, protected subject matter
duration, prolongation of privileges
inheritability
international agreements, bilateral
international agreements, multilateral
labour theory
law books
licensing
manuscript
monopoly
newspapers
piracy
privileges
remedies
scholarly writing

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