Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872)

Source: Archivo del Tribunal Supremo

Citation:
Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright, Madrid (1872), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Spanish Supreme Court on Artistic Copyright

Full title original language:
Recurso de casación por infracción de ley interpuesto por Don Pedro Brú

Abstract:
One of the first cases on artistic copyright heard by the Spanish Supreme Court referred to the protection of an artistic work, a “catafalque”. Here we can observe the meaning and effect of copyright formalities, mainly the legal deposit and registration, under the 1847 Literary Property Act. The appellant, who claimed to have been the author of the work, failed to show that he had deposited a pictorial representation of the sculpture (e.g., drawings) before the corresponding authority. Hence, the court denied him any remedy whatsoever.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Costa, J. "La casación, el Tribunal Supremo y la jurisprudencia" in Costa, J. Reorganización del notariado, del registro de la propiedad y de la administración de justicia (Zaragoza, Guara, 1984) pp. 315-372

  • Danvila y Collado, M. La propiedad intelectual. Legislación española y extranjera (Madrid, Imprenta de correspondencia de España, 1882)

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  • Hernández Latas, "Lágrimas de piedra: la escultura en los cementerios públicos" in Lacarra Ducay, María del Carmen and Giménez Navarro, Cristina (coords.)Historia y política a través de la Escultura pública, 1820-1920 (IFC, Zaragoza, 2003) pp. 103-144


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Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1872

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo del Tribunal Supremo

Persons referred to:
Almonaci y Mora, José Manuel
Armesto y López, Francisco
Basualdo y Guardamino, Manuel María
Brú, Pedro Luis
Fernández-Cano y Molina, Diego
Genovés y Burguet, Luis
González Nandín, Sebastián
Ruiz Zorrilla, Miguel
Valdés y Barrio, Antonio

Places referred to:
Madrid
Valencia

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Supreme Court

Legislation:
Spanish Literary Property Act (1847)

Keywords:
commissions
copying, concept of
drawings, protected subject matter
engravings
fraud
remedies
sculpture, protected subject matter

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