The Articles of the Pope's Bulle, Westminster (1518)

Source: British Library, c.18.e.2.(8)

Citation:
The Articles of the Pope's Bulle, Westminster (1518), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

Back | Record | Images | Commentaries: [1]
Record-ID: uk_1518

Permanent link: http://www.copyrighthistory.org/record/uk_1518

Full title:
These be the Articles of the Pope's Bulle ... to which are added letters of protection from Henry VIII

Full title original language:
N/A

Abstract:
One of the earliest examples of works printed by Richard Pynson, the King's Printer between 1508 and 1530, to make reference to the fact that the work in question was printed under the protection of the King. The royal printing privilege provided one of two different models for preventing the unauthorised reproduction of works after publication which prefigured the introduction of statutory copyright in the early eighteenth century.The commentary describes the early attitudes of the monarchy towards the regulation of the printing trade within England, and the exercise of the royal prerogative in granting printing privileges not just to the royal printer, but to other favoured subjects both in relation to individual works as well as to entire classes of work (with the latter more often referred to as printing patents).

1 Commentary:
commentary_uk_1518

Bibliography:
  • Siebert, F.S., Freedom of the Press in England 1476-1776 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965)

  • Feather, J., A History of British Publishing (London & New York: Routledge, 1988)

  • Clegg, C.S., Press Censorship in Elizabethan England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

  • Bennett, H.S., English Books & Readers, 1475 to 1557 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952)


Related documents in this database:
1559: Jugge and Cawood's printing patent for statute books

Author: N/A

Publisher: Richard Pynson

Year: 1518

Location: Westminster

Language: English

Source: British Library, c.18.e.2.(8)

Persons referred to:
Henry VIII
Leo X
Pynson, Richard

Places referred to:
Corfu
Rome

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
St Peter's Basilica

Legislation:
N/A

Keywords:
Reformation, the
defamation
excommunication
guild regulation
import
patronage
printing, history of
privileges, Papal
privileges, printing
religious works

Responsible editor: Ronan Deazley


Our Partners


Copyright statement

You may copy and distribute the translations and commentaries in this resource, or parts of such translations and commentaries, in any medium, for non-commercial purposes as long as the authorship of the commentaries and translations is acknowledged, and you indicate the source as Bently & Kretschmer (eds), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) (www.copyrighthistory.org).

You may not publish these documents for any commercial purposes, including charging a fee for providing access to these documents via a network. This licence does not affect your statutory rights of fair dealing.

Although the original documents in this database are in the public domain, we are unable to grant you the right to reproduce or duplicate some of these documents in so far as the images or scans are protected by copyright or we have only been able to reproduce them here by giving contractual undertakings. For the status of any particular images, please consult the information relating to copyright in the bibliographic records.


Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, UK