Pennsylvania Copyright Statute, Pennsylvania (1784)

Source: Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library, Rare Book Collection S Penn14 1783a: Laws enacted in the second sitting of the eighth General Assembly, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, : which commenced at Philadelphia, on Tuesday the thirteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred eighty and four, (Philadelphia, 1784), 306-307.

Citation:
Pennsylvania Copyright Statute, Pennsylvania (1784), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
An Act for the encouragement and promotion of learning, 1784 Pa. Acts 306

Full title original language:
N/A

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.

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


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1783: New Hampshire Copyright Statute
1783: Rhode Island 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: 1784

Location: Pennsylvania

Language: English

Source: Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library, Rare Book Collection S Penn14 1783a: Laws enacted in the second sitting of the eighth General Assembly, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, : which commenced at Philadelphia, on Tuesday the thirteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred eighty and four, (Philadelphia, 1784), 306-307.

Persons referred to:
Gray, George

Places referred to:
America
Philadelphia

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Prothonotaries' Office, Philadelphia

Legislation:
Pennsylvania Copyright Statute 1784

Keywords:
books, protected subject matter
duration
importation
inheritability
penalties, paid to author(s)
registration
states, US
transferability

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