Lowndes' Historical Sketch of the Law of Copyright, London (1842)

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Lowndes' Historical Sketch of the Law of Copyright, London (1842), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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J.J. Lowndes, An Historical Sketch of the Law of Copyright 2nd ed. (London: Saunders and Benning, 1842)

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The first British treatise dedicated specifically to the history of copyright law. The second edition was published in the same year as the passage of the Copyright Amendment Act 1842 (see: uk_1842) (which edition is reproduced within this archive) and was dedicated to the Sergeant Thomas Noon Talfourd, the driving force behind the 1842 Act, 'for his generous advocacy of the rights of authors'. Lowndes was a strong proponent of the natural rights of the author and his historical account reflects as much. The second edition is also notable in terms of drawing comparisons with various continental models of copyright protection in advocating a longer term of protection for literary works within the UK.

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Author: J.J. Lowndes

Publisher: Saunders and Benning

Year: 1842

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Lincoln's Inn Library

Persons referred to:

Abercromby, George, 2nd Baron Abercromby
Almeida-Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão
Anne
Annesley, Arthur, 1st Earl of Anglesey
Atkyns, Richard
Atkyns, Sir Edward
Augustus, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus
Baines, Sir Edward, Jr.
Banks, Richard
Barbeyrac, Jean
Bathurst, Henry, 2nd Earl
Bently, Richard
Bernhard II
Berthelet, Thomas
Blackstone, William
Bodley, Sir Thomas
Bossange, Hector
Bourchier, Thomas
Bridgeman, Sir Orlando
Brougham, Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton
Bryer, Henry
Buckingham, James Silk
Burges, Cornelius
Byfield, Adoniran
Calamy, Edmund, 'the elder'
Camden, Charles Pratt, 1st Earl
Caxton, William
Charles I
Charles II
Christian, Edward
Clay, Henry
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Cromwell, Thomas
Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Dryden, John
Dugdale, Sir William
Edward IV
Elizabeth I
Facques, William
Faulkner, George
Fell, John
Fisher, Thomas
Foucher, Victor
Frederick William III
Fust, Johannes
Garrick, David
Giddy, Davies
Gordon, Thomas Francis
Gouge, William
Gowghe, John
Grafton, Richard
Grose, Nash
Grote, George
Gutenberg, Johannes
Harrison, John
Henley, Robert, 1st Earl of Northington
Henry VI
Henry VII
Henry VIII
Herbert, William
Hitzig, Julius Eduard
Holt, Sir John
Hume, David
Hume, Joseph
Inglis, Sir Robert
James II
Jervis, John
Johnson, Samuel
Kent, James
Klüber, Johann Ludwig
La Rochefoucauld, Sosthène de
Lakanal, Joseph
Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of
Louis XIV
Louis XVI
Louis-Philippe
Lowndes, John J.
Lyttelton, Thomas, 2nd Baron Lyttelton of Frankley
Macaulay, Thomas Babington
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl
Marlborough, John Churchill, 1st Duke of
Marsh, Charles
Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis
Mary I
Mary II
Millar, Andrew
Milnes, Richard Monckton, 1st Baron Houghton
Milton, John
Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson
Nelson, Robert
Newton, Thomas
Nicklin, Philip Houlbrooke
O'Connell, Daniel
Offspring, Charles
Ormerod, George
Palsgrave, John
Petty-Fitzmaurice, Henry, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne
Philip II
Pierrepoint, Lady Mary
Pope, Alexander
Pryme, George
Pufendorf, Samuel, Freiherr von
Pynson, Richard
Richardson, Samuel
Robertson, William
Romilly, Samuel
Roper, Abel
Russell, John, 1st Earl Russell
Salvandy, Narcisse-Achille de
Schöffer, Peter
Scott, Sir Walter
Seaman, Lazarus
Smith, Adam
Spring Rice, Thomas
Stanhope, Philip Henry, 5th Earl Stanhope
Streater, John
Strype, John
Sugden, Edward Burtenshaw, 1st Baron St Leonards
Swift, Jonathan
Ségur, Philippe Paul
Talfourd, Thomas Noon
Taylor, Robert
Tegg, Thomas
Tenterden, Charles Abbott, 1st Baron
Terence
Thomson, James
Trevers, Peter
Victoria
Villemain, Abel-François
Villiers, John
Wakley, Thomas
Warburton, Henry
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of
Whitinton, Robert
Willes, Edward
William III
Williams-Wynn, Charles Watkins
Wolfe, Reginald
Worde, Wynkyn de
Wordsworth, William
Wortley Montagu, Sir Edward
Yates, Joseph
Yorke, Philip, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

Places referred to:
Altenburg
America
Anhalt-Köthen
Austria
Baden
Bavaria
Belgium
Bernburg
Braunschweig
Bremen
Cambridge
Cassel [Kassel]
Denmark
Dessau
Dublin
England
France
Germany
Hamburg
Hanover
Hessen
Holstein
Ireland
Italy
Lauenburg
Lippe-Detmold
London
Lucca
Lyon
Lübeck
Mainz
Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Meiningen
Modena
Naples
Nassau
Netherlands
Norway
Oldenburg
Oxford
Paris
Philadelphia
Portugal
Prussia
Rudolstadt
Russia
Sardinia
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Saxony
Schleswig
Sicily
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ticino (Tessin)
Turin
Tuscany
Valenciennes
Vatican
Waldeck
Weimar
Westminster
Württemberg

Cases referred to:
Beckford v. Hood (1798) 7 D. & E. 620
Brooke v. Clarke (1818) 1 B. & Ald. 396
Donaldson v. Becket (1774) 4 Burr. 2408, 2 Bro. P.C. 129
Duke of Queensbury v. Shebbeare (1758) 2 Eden 329
Forrester v. Walker (1741) NA, c.11 867/54
Millar v. Donaldson (1765)
Millar v. Taylor (1769) 4 Burr. 2303
Motte v. Faulkner (1735) NA, c.11 2249/4
Ponder v. Bradyll (1679), 13 Car. 2. Lill. Entr. 67
Pope v. Curl (1741) 2 Atk. 342
Roper v. Streater (1672) Bac. Abr. 6th ed., Vol.IV, 209
Stationers' Company v. Parker (1686), King's Bench; Skinn. 233
Tonson v. Collins (1762) 1 Black W 321, 1 Black W 329
University of Cambridge v. Bryer (1812) 16 East's 317
Webb v. Rose (1732) NA, c.11 1534/62, 1881/156
White v. Geroch (1819) 2 B. & Ald. 298

Institutions referred to:
British Embassy in Paris
British Museum
Chamber of Deputies, Paris
Court of Chancery, England
Court of Common Pleas
Court of King's Bench
Eton College
Federal Assembly (Bundestag) of the German Confederation
French Chamber of Peers
Hamburg Senate
House of Commons
House of Lords
Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate
Marischal College of Aberdeen
National Assembly (1789-1791)
National Convention (1792-1795)
Privy Council
See of Canterbury
See of London
Sion College, London
Society of the King's Inns, Dublin
Star Chamber
Stationers' Company
Stationers' Hall
Trinity College, Dublin
U.S. Congress
University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University of Oxford
Westminster School
Winchester College

Legislation:
Act of German Confederation (8 June 1815)
An Act against Unlicensed and Scandalous Books and Pamphlets 1649
Austrian Civil Statute Book 1811
Austrian Statutes on Censorship and Printing 1781
Austro-Sardinian Copyright Treaty 1840
Baden Statute Book 1809
Bavarian Penal Law Book, reprinting provision (1813)
Belgian decree (23 September 1814), repealing all French laws on the book trade
Code Pénal 1810
Code de la Librairie 1723
Copyright Act, 1775, 15 Geo.III, c.53
Copyright Act, 1801, 41 Geo.III, c.107
Copyright Act, 1814, 54 Geo.III, c.156
Copyright Act, 1836, 6 & 7 Will.IV, c.110
Decree of the King's Council on the duration of privileges (1777)
Decree of the National Assembly Abolishing the Feudal System, 11 August 1789
Directive of reciprocal protection within the German Confederation (1837)
Dutch Law of 25 January 1817, relating to literary and artistic property
Elizabethan Injunctions 1559
French Copyright Act 1793
French Imperial decree on the book trade 1810
Hessen Copyright Act 1830
International Copyright Act, 1838, 1 & 2 Vict., c.59
Licensing Act, 1662, 13 & 14 Car.II, c.33
Licensing Act, 1685, 1 Jac.II, c.17
Parisian Book Trade Regulations 1686
Prussian Copyright Act 1837
Prussian Statute Book 1794 (ALR)
Prussian bilateral treaties with German states (1827-1829)
Russian Council of State decree (1830), on the duration of copyright
Russian Statute on Censorship (1828)
Saxonian Statute (1773), on regulation of the book trade
Spanish legislation on copyright, included in the 'Novísima Recopilación de Leyes de España' (1806)
Star Chamber Decree 1566
Star Chamber Decree 1637
Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19
U.S. Copyright Act 1790, 1 Stat. 124 (1790)
U.S. Copyright Act 1802 (Amendment of 1790 Act), 2 Stat. 171 (1802)
U.S. Copyright Act 1831, 21st Cong., 2d Sess., 4 Stat. 436

Keywords:
Anglo-American
authorship, corporate
duration, post mortem term
international agreements, bilateral
international agreements, multilateral
learning, the advancement of
posthumous works
printing, history of
privileges
property theory
reciprocity

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