Andrew Law's Privilege (1781)

Source: Connecticut State Library Manuscript (Colleges and Schools, 1661-1789), Series I. Vol. II , Document 148, and The University of Texas School of Law Tarlton Law Library, F99 .C7: Charles J. Hoadly ed., The Public Records of the State of Connecticut (Hartford, 1895) 3: 537-538.

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Andrew Law's Privilege (1781), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Connecticut's Printing Privilege to Andrew Law

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Abstract:
A legislative privilege granted by the Connecticut legislature to the musician Andrew Law for an exclusive printing of his book of tunes. The act is considered the first author's copyright in America.

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Bibliography:
  • Sanjek, Russell. American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years. Oxford University Press: New York and Oxford, 1988.

  • ____, 'Andrew Law and the Pirates.' Journal of American Musicological Society 13 (1960) 206-223.

  • Lowens, Irving. 'Copyright and Andrew Law.' Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 53 (1959) 150-159.

  • Bugbee Bruce W. The Genesis of American Patentand copyright Law. Public Affairs Press: Washington D.C., 1967.


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1781: Andrew Law's Petition

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Year: 1781

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Language: English

Source: Connecticut State Library Manuscript (Colleges and Schools, 1661-1789), Series I. Vol. II , Document 148, and The University of Texas School of Law Tarlton Law Library, F99 .C7: Charles J. Hoadly ed., The Public Records of the State of Connecticut (Hartford, 1895) 3: 537-538.

Persons referred to:
Law, Andrew

Places referred to:
Cheshire, Connecticut

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
Connecticut General Assembly

Legislation:
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Keywords:
authors' remuneration
duration
music, protected subject matter
penalties, paid to fiscal authorities
penalties, paid to publisher(s)
privileges, printing
states, US
transferability

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