Letter from Joel Barlow to the Continental Congress (1783)

Source: The National Archives, Center for Legislative Archives: Papers of the Continental Congress, RG 360, 4: 369-373 (No. 78).

Citation:
Letter from Joel Barlow to the Continental Congress (1783), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Letter from Joel Barlow to the Continental Congress

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Abstract:
A letter sent by Joel Barlow to Elias Boudinot, the president of the Continental Congress. The letter explained various reasons for the need for copyright protection and urged Congress to recommend the states to legislate copyright statutes.

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Bibliography:
  • Bugbee, Bruce Willis. The Genesis of American Patent and Copyright Law. Washington D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1967.


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1782: Letter from Smith to Webster
1783: Petition of John Ledyard

Author: Joel Barlow

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1783

Location: N/A

Language: English

Source: The National Archives, Center for Legislative Archives: Papers of the Continental Congress, RG 360, 4: 369-373 (No. 78).

Persons referred to:
Barlow, Joel
Boudinot, Elias
Dwight, Timothy
Trumbull, John

Places referred to:
America
England
Europe

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Continental Congress (1774-1789)

Legislation:
Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19

Keywords:
authorship, romantic concept of
creativity
incentives
labour theory
learning, the advancement of
lobbying
natural rights
reputation

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