New York Copyright Statute, New York (1786)

Source: The Library of Michigan, an agency of the Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries Oversize KFN5025.2 1786: Laws of the state of New-York : passed by the legislature of said state, at their ninth session (New York: Printed by Samuel and John Loudon, 1786) 99-100.

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

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Full title:
An Act to promote literature

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.


Related documents in this database:
1783: Connecticut Copyright Statute
1783: Continental Congress Resolution
1783: Massachusetts Copyright Statute
1783: Maryland Copyright Statute
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
1788: The Federalist No. 43

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1786

Location: New York

Language: English

Source: The Library of Michigan, an agency of the Dept. of History, Arts and Libraries Oversize KFN5025.2 1786: Laws of the state of New-York : passed by the legislature of said state, at their ninth session (New York: Printed by Samuel and John Loudon, 1786) 99-100.

Persons referred to:
N/A

Places referred to:
New York

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
New York Secretary of State's Office
New York Senate
New York State Assembly
New York Supreme Court of Judicature

Legislation:
New York Copyright Statute 1786

Keywords:
authors' remuneration
books, protected subject matter
defamation
duration
immoral works
incentives
inheritability
natural rights
penalties, paid to author(s)
price regulation
reciprocity
registration
transferability
unpublished works

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