New York Law Printing Privilege (1750)

Source: British Libray A.S.N.228/8: The Colonial Laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution (Albany : J.B. Lyon, 1894) 3: 832-835.

Citation:
New York Law Printing Privilege (1750), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
An Act to revise, digest & Print the Laws of this Colony

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Abstract:
An Enactment by the Colonial legislature of New York ordering the printing of the colony's laws. The statute did not grant exclusive publishing rights. It provided for monetary compensation to the compilers and the printer and mandated the purchase of a preset number of copies for a fixed price. The statute is illustrative of various measures sporadically used by some colonies to support printers and publishers engaged in printing projects deemed to be of public interest.

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Related documents in this database:
1700: Bladen's Privilege
1746: North Carolina Printing Privilege to Commissioners
1772: Second New York Law Printing Privilege

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Year: 1750

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Language: English

Source: British Libray A.S.N.228/8: The Colonial Laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution (Albany : J.B. Lyon, 1894) 3: 832-835.

Persons referred to:
Clinton, Admiral George
George II
Livingston, William
Parker, James
Smith, William Jr.

Places referred to:
New York

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
New York State Assembly

Legislation:
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Keywords:
incentives
law books
privileges, printing

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