House Joint copyright and patent bill decision, New York (1789)

Source: Library of Congress: House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st Sess., April 20, 1789, 18-19.

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House Joint copyright and patent bill decision, New York (1789), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
House Decision to prepare a bill for general copyright and patent protection

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Abstract:
A decision by the House of Representatives to order the preparation of a general copyright-patent Bill. The House made this decision in response to petitions for individual copyright and patent protection. The decision resulted in an early joint copyright-patent bill that was later split into two separate Acts.

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Bibliography:
  • Walterscheid, Edward C. To promote the progress of useful arts : American patent law and administration, 1798-1836. Littleton, Colo. : F.B. Rothman, 1998.

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


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1789: Ramsay's Petiton House Record
1789: Joint Copyright Patent Bill [H.R. 10]
1789: Ramsay's Petition
1790: Copyright Act
1790-1800: Sample registrations

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Year: 1789

Location: New York

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress: House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st Sess., April 20, 1789, 18-19.

Persons referred to:
Cadwalader, Lambert
Churchman, John
Contee, Benjamin
Cook, James
Huntington, Benjamin
Ramsay, David
Tucker, Thomas Tudor

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Institutions referred to:
U.S. House of Representatives

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Keywords:
authors' remuneration
incentives
ingenuity
inventors
patents, for invention

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