Georgia Copyright Statute, Georgia (1786)

Source: The Library of Michigan, an agency of the Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries KFG 38 .W3 1800: A digest of the laws of the state of Georgia : from its first establishment as a British province down to the year 1798, inclusive, and the principal acts of 1799: in which is comprehended the Declaration of Independence; the state constitutions of 1777 and 1789, with alterations and amendments in 1794. Also the constitution of 1798 / by Robert & George Watkins (Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken, 1800) 323-325.

Citation:
Georgia Copyright Statute, Georgia (1786), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
An Act for encouragement of literature and genius

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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1788: The Federalist No. 43

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1786

Location: Georgia

Language: English

Source: The Library of Michigan, an agency of the Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries KFG 38 .W3 1800: A digest of the laws of the state of Georgia : from its first establishment as a British province down to the year 1798, inclusive, and the principal acts of 1799: in which is comprehended the Declaration of Independence; the state constitutions of 1777 and 1789, with alterations and amendments in 1794. Also the constitution of 1798 / by Robert & George Watkins (Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken, 1800) 323-325.

Persons referred to:
Gibbons, William

Places referred to:
Augusta, Georgia

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Georgia House of Representatives
Georgia Secretary of State's Office

Legislation:
Georgia Copyright Statute 1786

Keywords:
authors' remuneration
books, protected subject matter
common law copyright
defamation
duration
immoral works
inheritability
learning, the advancement of
natural rights
new editions
penalties, paid to author(s)
price regulation
registration
transferability
unpublished works

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