Artistic Copyright Bill, London, London (1899)

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Citation:
Artistic Copyright Bill, London, London (1899), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Copyright (Artistic) Bill 1899; P.P. 1899 HL Bill 45

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Abstract:
The Artistic Copyright Bill 1899, presented to the House of Lords by Lord Monkswell, originated with the initiative of the St John’s Wood Arts Club (an artists’ group led by Lawrence Alma-Tadema RA) and the Royal Academy of Arts, advised by the barrister Thomas E. Scrutton. Interesting aspects of the Royal Academy’s proposals are the separate treatment of photographs and ‘casts from nature’ from ‘original works of fine art’, which pervades substantive clauses of the Bill, restrictions on painters producing ‘replicas’ (cl.7(4) and cl.26), and also extensive protection for the owner of the physical painting in the case of commissioned portraits (cl.5).

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Bibliography:
  • Cooper, E., Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) p.69, p.p.80-94, p.p.152-154


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Year:
1899

Location: London

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Source: Cambridge University Library

Persons referred to:
Lord Monkswell
Victoria

Places referred to:
British Dominions
England
Ireland
Scotland
United States of America

Cases referred to:
Hanfstaengl v. Empire Palace (1894) 2 Ch. 109, (1895) AC 20

Institutions referred to:
High Court
House of Lords
Stationers’ Hall

Legislation:
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Keywords:
Art
Casts from Nature
Collectors
Engraving
Lord Monkswell
Lord Thring
Painting
Photographs
Portraits
Repetitions
Replicas
Sculpture
Sitters

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