Copinger's Law of Copyright, London (1870)

Source: Cambridge University Library: Ant.c.28.1612

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Copinger's Law of Copyright, London (1870), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Law of Copyright in Works of Literature and Art

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A landmark treatise on the law of copyright, establishing a body of work that still has great relevance for professionals and academics today. The commentary situates the publication of the treatise in the context of the emerging trends in legal publishing in the mid- to late nineteenth century. It considers Copinger's theoretical approach to the subject of copyright, and explores the significance of the writings and work of two American jurists George Ticknor Curtis and Justice Joseph Story in shaping Copinger's attitude and approach to the copyright regime.

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Author: W.A. Copinger

Publisher: Stevens & Haynes

Year: 1870

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Cambridge University Library: Ant.c.28.1612

Persons referred to:
Abernethy, John
Arden, Sir Richard, 1st Baron Alvanley
Auber, Daniel François Esprit
Bach, Johann Christian
Baedeker, Karl
Bathurst, Henry, 2nd Earl
Bayley, Sir John
Bellamy, William Henry
Bellini, Vincenzo
Bethell, Richard, 1st Baron Westbury
Bickersteth, Henry, 1st Baron Langdale
Blackburn, Colin, Baron Blackburn
Blackstone, William
Bodley, Sir Thomas
Bonheur, Rosa
Bourchier, Thomas
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth
Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham
Brougham, Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
Bunyan, John
Burn, Richard
Burns, Robert
Burrow, Sir James
Byron, George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale
Cairns, Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl
Camden, Charles Pratt, 1st Earl
Carpmael, Alfred
Carpmael, Edward
Charles I
Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of
Chitty, Joseph
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Clarke, Sir Thomas
Cockburn, Alexander James Edmund
Colman, George, Sr.
Conquest, Benjamin Oliver
Copinger, Walter Arthur
Copley, John Singleton, 1st Baron Lyndhurst
Courtney, John
Croke, Sir George
Crowder, Sir Richard Budden
Curtis, George Ticknor
Denman, Thomas
Dorigny, Sir Nicholas
Dundas, Henry, 1st Viscount Melville
Edward VI
Edwards, Henry Sutherland
Eldon, John Scott, 1st Earl of
Erle, William
Erskine, Thomas, 1st Baron
Evans, Sir William David
Eyre, Sir James
Fenton, Elijah
Fitzgibbon, John, 1st Earl of Clare
Fox, Charles James
Frith, William Powell
George I
George II
Godson, Richard
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Grafton, Richard
Graves, Henry
Gray, Thomas
Harris, George
Hatton, John Liptrot
Henry VI
Henry VIII
Herder, Johann Gottfried
Hogarth, William
Holroyd, Sir George Sowley
Homer
Horace
Horn, Charles Edward
Howitt, Mary
Howitt, William
Hunt, William Holman
Hyde, Edward, 1st Earl of Clarendon
James I
James, William Milbourne
Jekyll, Joseph
Jervis, John
Johnson, Samuel
Juvenal, Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Kean, Charles
Kemble, Charles
Kent, James
Kenyon, Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron
Knight-Bruce, Sir James Lewis
Knowles, James Sheridan
La Bruyère, Jean de
La Rochefoucauld, Sosthène de
Lacy, Thomas Hailes
Landseer, Charles
Landseer, Sir Edwin
Lawrence, Sir William
Leach, Sir John
Liddell, Henry George
Lilly, John
Linnell, John
Longman, James
Lovell, John
Lover, Samuel
Lowndes, John J.
Lush, Sir Robert
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl
Marryat, Frederick
Martin, John
Mary I
Mason, William
Matthews, Charles James
Maule, William Henry
Maxwell, John
Mayall, John Jabez Edwin
McNeill, Duncan, 1st Baron Colonsay
Merlin, Philippe-Antoine
Michelangelo
Milton, John
Naevius, Gnaeus
Napoleon I
Nelson, Robert
Newland, Abraham
Newton, Thomas
O'Keefe, John
Parker, Sir James
Parker, Thomas
Paterson, Capt. Daniel
Pepys, Charles Christopher, 1st Earl of Cottenham
Philip II
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Plumer, Sir Thomas
Pollock, Jonathan Frederick
Pope, Alexander
Priestley, Joseph
Pufendorf, Samuel, Freiherr von
Reade, Charles
Reeves, John
Renouard, Augustin-Charles
Richter, Johann Paul Friedrich
Ricordi, Giovanni
Rolfe, Robert Monsey, 1st Baron Cranworth
Romilly, Samuel
Roscius, Quintus
Russell, Henry
Scarlett, James
Schiller, Friedrich
Shadwell, Lancelot
Shakespeare, William
Siddons, Sarah, née Kemble
Smart, Sir George
Smythe, Sir Sidney Stafford
Statius, Publius Papinius
Story, Joseph
Streater, John
Sugden, Edward Burtenshaw, 1st Baron St Leonards
Suter, William E.
Swift, Jonathan
Ségur, Philippe Paul
Talbot, Charles, 1st Baron Talbot
Talfourd, Thomas Noon
Tallis, John
Tenterden, Charles Abbott, 1st Baron
Terence
Thesiger, Frederick, 1st Baron Chelmsford
Thistlewood, Arthur
Tindal, Sir Nicholas Conyngham
Turner, Thomas
Ulpianus, Domitius
Victoria
Virgil
Virtue, George
Walpole, Horace, 4th Earl of Orford
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of
Wieland, Christoph Martin
Wigram, Sir James
William III
Wood, William Page, 1st Baron Hatherley
Wren, Sir Christopher
Yates, Joseph
Yorke, Philip, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

Places referred to:
Antigua
Australia
Austria
Bahamas Islands
Barbados
Bavaria
Belgium
Bermuda
Birmingham
Braunschweig
British Guiana (Guyana)
Canada
Cape of Good Hope
Denmark
East Indies
England
Europe
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Grenada
Guernsey
India
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Jersey
London
Lucca
Lyon
Mauritius
Milan
Modena
Netherlands
Nevis
New Brunswick
New York
Nova Scotia
Oxford
Paris
Prince Edward Island
Prussia
Richmond
Russia
Sardinia
Saxony
Scotland
Spain
St Christopher Island (St Kitts)
St Lucia
St Vincent
Sweden
Thuringia
Tuscany
Vatican
Warwick
West Indies

Cases referred to:
Abernethy v. Hutchinson (1825) 1 H. & TW. 28
Bach v. Longman (1777) 2 Cowp. 623
Barfield v. Nicholson (1824), 2 Sim. & S. 1
Basket v. University of Cambridge (1758) 2 Keny. 397, 1 Black W. 105, 2 Burr. 661
Bentley v. Foster (1839) 10 Sim. 329
Bonner v. Field (1778)
Boosey v. Davidson (1847) 18 Law Journ. Q.B. 174
Boosey v. Purday (1849) 4 Ex Rep 145
Bramwell v Halcomb (1836) 2 My & Cr 737
Burnet v. Chetwood (1721) 2 Mer. 441
Campbell v. Scott (1842) 6 Jur. 186
Cary v. Kearsley (1804) 4 Esp. 168
Chappell v. Purday (1845) 14 M. & W. 303
Cocks v. Purday (1846) 2 Car. & K. 269
Coleman v. Wathen (1793) 5 D. & E. 245
Cumberland v. Planché (1834) 1 AD. & E. 580
D'Almaine v. Boosey (1835) 1 Y. & C. 288
De Trusler v. Murray (1789) 1 East's 363
Delondre v. Shaw (1828) 2 Sim. 237
Dickens v. Lee (1844), 8 Jur. 183
Dodsley v. Kinnersley (1761) Amb. 403
Donaldson v. Becket (1774) 4 Burr. 2408, 2 Bro. P.C. 129
Duke of Queensbury v. Shebbeare (1758) 2 Eden 329
Earl of Granard v. Dunkin (1809), 1 Ball & Beatty 207
Emerson v. Davies (1845), 3 St. Rep. 780
Eyre v. Carnan (1781) 6 Bac Abr, 7th ed, 509
Eyre v. Walker (1735) NA, c.11 1520/29
Folsom v. Marsh (1841), Cir. Ct. Mass.
Gee v. Pritchard (1818), 2 Swans. 402
Grierson v. Jackson (1794) Ridg. L. & S. 304
Harrison v. Hogg (1794) 2 Ves. Jun. 323
Hatton v. Kean (1859)
Hime v. Dale (1803) 11 East 244
Howitt v. Hall (1862)
Jarrold v. Houlston (1857) 3 K. & J. 708, 714-717
Jeffreys v. Boosey (1854) 4 HLC 815
Lacy v. Rhys (1864)
Lawrence v. Smith (1822) Jacob 471
Lewis v Fullarton (1839)
Lord Melville's trial (1805)
Lover v. Davidson (1856)
Low v. Routledge (1865-1868)
Low v. Ward (1868) 6 LR (Eq) 415
Lyon v. Knowles (1863)
Macklin v. Richardson (1770) Amb. 694
Macmurdo v. Smith, 7 T.R. 522
Matthewson v. Stockdale (1806), 12 Ves. 270
Mawman v. Tegg (1826), 2 Russ. 385
Maxwell v Hogg (1867) L.R. 2 Ch. 307
Mayall v. Higbey (1862)
Millar v. Taylor (1769) 4 Burr. 2303
Morris v. Kelly (1820) 1 J. & W. 481
Motte v. Faulkner (1735) NA, c.11 2249/4
Murray v. Benbow (1822) The Times 2 Feb. 1822
Murray v. Bogue (1852)
Murray v. Heath (1831), 1 B. & Ad. 804
Palin v. Gathercole (1844), 1 Coll. 565
Perceval v. Phipps (1813), 2 Ves. & B. 21, 28
Pike v Nicholas (1869)
Prince Albert v. Strange (1849), 1 Hall & T., 18 L.J. Ch. 120
Reade v. Conquest (1861) 9 CB (NS) 755
Roper v. Streater (1672) Bac. Abr. 6th ed., Vol.IV, 209
Russell v. Smith (1848) 12 Q.B. 217
Sayer v. Dicey (1770), 3 Wils. 60
Seeley v. Fisher (1841), 11 Sim. 581
Shepherd v Conquest (1856), 17 CB 427
Stationers' Company v. Carnan (1775) 2 W. Bl. 1004
Stationers' Company v. Partridge (1709) 11 Ann. (King's Bench)
Stationers' Company v. Seymour (1677) 1 Mod. 256
Stevens v. Benning (1855)
Sweet v. Benning (1855) 16 C.B. 459
The Queen v. Closs (1858) D. & B. 460
Tinsley v. Lacy (1863), 1 Hem. & M. 747
Walcot v. Walker (1803) 7 Ves. 1
Walthoe v. Walker (1736) NA, c.11 1534/62
Wilkins v. Aiken (1810), 17 Ves. 422
Wood v. Boosey (1868)
Wood v. Chart (1870) 10 Eq. 193
Wyatt v. Barnard (1814) 3 Ves. & B. 78

Institutions referred to:
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Board of Trade
Bodleian Library, Oxford
British Museum
Bureau de la Librairie
Cambridge University Library
Court of Chancery, England
Court of Common Pleas
Court of Exchequer, England
Court of King's Bench
Court of Sessions, Scotland
Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate
Designs Office, Board of Trade
Dramatic Authors' Society
Eton College
Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh
Federal Assembly (Bundestag) of the German Confederation
Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace (1851)
Grecian Theatre, London
House of Lords
Library of Congress
Lincoln's Inn
Old Bailey
Queen's Theatre, London
Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich
Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
Sion College, London
Smithsonian Institution
Society of the King's Inns, Dublin
Star Chamber
Stationers' Company
Stationers' Hall
Surrey Theatre, London
Trinity College, Dublin
University and King's College of Aberdeen
University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Oxford
University of St Andrews
Westminster School
Winchester College

Legislation:
Anglo-Belgian Copyright Treaty 1854
Anglo-French Copyright Treaty 1851
Anglo-Prussian Copyright Treaty 1846
Anglo-Prussian Copyright Treaty 1856
Anglo-Saxonian Copyright Treaty 1846
Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty 1857
Austro-Sardinian Copyright Treaty 1840
Calico Printers' Act, 1787, 27 Geo.III, c.38
Calico and Cotton Printers' Act, 1789, 29 Geo.III, c.19
Code Pénal 1810
Copyright Act, 1775, 15 Geo.III, c.53
Copyright Act, 1814, 54 Geo.III, c.156
Copyright Amendment Act, 1842, 5 & 6 Vict., c.45
Copyright Treaty between Britain and Hamburg 1853
Copyright Treaty between Britain and Hanover 1847
Copyright in Prints and Engravings (Ireland) Act, 1836, 6 & 7 Will.IV, c.59
Copyright of Designs (Amendment) Act, 1843, 6 & 7 Vict., c.65
Copyright of Designs Act, 1842, 5 & 6 Vict., c.100
Copyright of Designs Act, 1850, 13 & 14 Vict., c.104
Copyright of Designs Amendment Act, 1858, 21 & 22 Vict., c.70
Designers and Printers Act, 1794, 34 Geo.III, c.23
Directive of reciprocal protection within the German Confederation (1837)
Disorderly Houses Act, 1751, 25 Geo.II, c.36
Dutch Law of 25 January 1817, relating to literary and artistic property
Engravers' Copyright Act, 1735, 8 Geo.II, c.13
Engravers' Copyright Act, 1777, 17 Geo.III, c.57
Fine Art Copyright Act, 1862, 25 & 26 Vict., c.68
French Copyright Act 1793
French Imperial decree on the book trade 1810
French decree abolishing feudalism and privileges (4 August 1789)
French design regulations (1737), giving commissioning manufacturers a perpetual right of ownership to designs
French design regulations (1744)
French design regulations (1787), stipulating registration of designs and limiting duration of ownership of new designs
German Federal Directive (10 June 1845), instituting lifelong copyright and post mortem term
International Copyright Act, 1844, 7 & 8 Vict., c.12
International Copyright Act, 1852, 15 & 16 Vict., c.12
Licensing Act, 1662, 13 & 14 Car.II, c.33
Newspapers, Printers, and Reading Rooms Repeal Act, 1869, 32 & 33 Vict., c.24
Prussian Copyright Act 1837
Publication of Lectures Act, 1835, 5 & 6 Will.IV, c.65
Russian Council of State decree (1830), on the duration of copyright
Seditious Meetings Act, 1795, 36 Geo.III, c.8
Small Penalties Act, 1868, 32 Vict., c. 25
Star Chamber Decree 1566
Star Chamber Decree 1586
Star Chamber Decree 1637
Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19
U.S. Copyright Act 1831, 21st Cong., 2d Sess., 4 Stat. 436
U.S. Copyright Act 1870, 16 Stat. 198
U.S. Copyright Amendment Act 1856, 11 Stat. 138
Unlawful Societies Act, 1799, 39 Geo.III, c.79

Keywords:
Anglo-American
abridgements
adaptation
applied art, protected subject matter
authorship, legal concept of
books, protected subject matter
commissions
common law copyright
compilation
copying, concept of
deposit
derivatives
drawings, protected subject matter
duration
engravings, protected subject matter
excluded subject matter
exhibitions
fair use
idea/expression
imitation
labour theory
letters
moral rights, divulgation (first publication)
music, protected subject matter
newspapers
oral works, protected subject matter
originality
paintings, protected subject matter
photography, protected subject matter
plagiarism
private domain
property theory, authors' property
public performance
reputation
sculpture, protected subject matter
translations, of contemporary works

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