Massachusetts Copyright Statute, Massachusetts (1783)

Source: The University of Texas School of Law Library Tarlton Law Library, United States Mass 20 Ad17: The perpetual laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, 1789), 369-370.

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

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Full title:
An Act for the purpose of securing to authors the exclusive right and benefit of publishing their literary productions for twenty-one years

Full title original language:
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Abstract:
One of the general copyright statutes protecting authors legislated by twelve out of the thirteen states in the 1780s.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Crawford, Francine. 'Pre-Constitutional Copyright Statutes.' Bull. Copyright Soc. 23 (1975): 11-37.

  • Coleman, Earle Edson. 'Copyright Deposit at Harvard.' Harvard Library Bulletin 10 (1956): 135-41.

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


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1783: Continental Congress Resolution
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1783: New Jersey Copyright Statute
1783: New Hampshire Copyright Statute
1783: Rhode Island Copyright Statute
1784: Pennsylvania Copyright Statute
1784: South Carolina Copyright Statute
1785: Virginia Copyright Statute
1785: North Carolina Copyright Statute
1786: Georgia Copyright Statute
1786: New York Copyright Statute
1788: The Federalist No. 43

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1783

Location: Massachusetts

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas School of Law Library Tarlton Law Library, United States Mass 20 Ad17: The perpetual laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, 1789), 369-370.

Persons referred to:
N/A

Places referred to:
America
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
Harvard University Library
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Massachusetts Senate

Legislation:
Massachusetts Copyright Statute 1783

Keywords:
books, protected subject matter
deposit
duration
incentives
inheritability
learning, the advancement of
natural rights
penalties, paid to author(s)
reciprocity
states, US
transferability
utilitarianism

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