International Copyright Act, London (1852)

Source: Durham University Library

Citation:
International Copyright Act, London (1852), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
International Copyright Act, 1852, 15 & 16 Vict., c.12

Full title original language:
N/A

Abstract:
The commentary locates the Act within the context of the two previous International Copyright Acts (see: uk_1838; uk_1844) and the Anglo-French Convention, highlighting the selective manner in which the British legislature implemented its obligations under the 1851 Convention, in particular in drawing a distinction between the reproduction of political and non-political material, as well as the difficulty that foreign authors experienced in complying with the provisions of the legislation.

1 Commentary:
commentary_uk_1852

Bibliography:
  • Sherman, B. and Bently, L., The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)

  • Thompson, G.C., Remarks on the Law of Literary Property in Different Countries (London: The National Press Agency, 1883)

  • Seville, C., The Internationalisation of Copyright Law: Books, Buccaneers and the Black Flag in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)


Related documents in this database:
1852: French International Copyright Act
1857: Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty
1851: Anglo-French Copyright Treaty
1852: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (13 Feb.)
1852: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (30 April)

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1852

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Durham University Library

Persons referred to:
George II
George III
Victoria
William IV

Places referred to:
France
Great Britain

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
British Museum
Parliament

Legislation:
Act to amend an Act of the 7th and 8th Years of the Her present Majesty, for reducing, under certain circumstances, the Duties payable upon Books and Engravings, 9 & 10 Vict., c.58
Anglo-French Copyright Treaty 1851
Copyright in Prints and Engravings (Ireland) Act, 1836, 6 & 7 Will.IV, c.59
Engravers' Copyright Act, 1735, 8 Geo.II, c.13
Engravers' Copyright Act, 1766, 7 Geo.III, c.38
Engravers' Copyright Act, 1777, 17 Geo.III, c.57
International Copyright Act, 1844, 7 & 8 Vict., c.12
International Copyright Act, 1852, 15 & 16 Vict., c.12

Keywords:
adaptation
attribute, obligation to
books, protected subject matter
customs
dramatic works, protected subject matter
fair use
imitation
importation
international agreements, bilateral
music, protected subject matter
newspapers
public performance
registration
translation, right of
translations, protection of

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