Continental Congress Resolution (1783)

Source: The Library of Congress, American Memory Historical Collections: Journals of the Continental Congress 1774-1789 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922) 24:180, 326-27.

Citation:
Continental Congress Resolution (1783), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Continental Congress Resolution recommending the states to secure copyright to the authors and publishers of new books

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Abstract:
A resolution by the Continental Congress that recommended the states to legislate statutes granting copyright protection to authors and publishers. Twelve out of the thirteen states legislated such statutes, although a few of them did so prior to the resolution of the Continental Congress.

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Bibliography:
  • Webster, N., 'Origin of the Copy-right Laws of the United States.' in A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary and Moral Subjects. New York: Webster & Clark, 1843.


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Year: 1783

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Language: English

Source: The Library of Congress, American Memory Historical Collections: Journals of the Continental Congress 1774-1789 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922) 24:180, 326-27.

Persons referred to:
Izard, Ralph
Madison, James
Williamson, Hugh

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Institutions referred to:
Continental Congress (1774-1789)

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Keywords:
incentives
learning, the advancement of
lobbying
natural rights
property theory, authors' property
states, US

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