Sample registrations, various states (1790-1800)

Source: Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections: Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts records; National Archives, Atlanta Facility: North Carolina records; National Archives, Northeast Facility: Vermont records.

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Sample registrations, various states (1790-1800), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Sample copyright registrations from various states

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Abstract:
Samples of early registrations of works for federal copyright protection in some of the states. Under the 1790 Copyright Act works had to be registered at the Clerk's office of the local federal District Court.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Maher, William J. 'Copyright Term, Retrospective Extension, and the Copyright Law of 1790 in Historical Context.' 49 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 1021 (2002).

  • Gilreath, James. 'American Literature, Public Policy and the Copyright Laws before 1800.' in Federal Copyright Records, 1790-1800. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987, xv-xxv.

  • Felcone, Joseph F. 'New Jersey Copyright Registrations, 1791-1845.' 104 Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 51 (2004).


Related documents in this database:
1789: Ramsay's Petiton House Record
1789: House Joint copyright and patent bill decision
1790: Copyright Act

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Publisher: N/A

Year: 1790-1800

Location: various states

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections: Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts records; National Archives, Atlanta Facility: North Carolina records; National Archives, Northeast Facility: Vermont records.

Persons referred to:
Andrews, Ebenezer Turrell
Barry, John
Bourbon-Conti, Amélie Gabrielle Stephanie Louise de
Chipman, Nathaniel
Churchman, John
Deane, Rev. Samuel
Freeman, Samuel
Gardiner, Rev. John Silvester John
Goodale, Nathan
Hemmenway, Rev. Moses
Kellogg, Rev. Elijah, Sr.
Martin, François Xavier
Morse, Jedidiah
Ogden, Robert
Pothier, Robert-Joseph
Price, Jonathan
Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne
Sewall, Gen. Henry
Strother, John
Taylor, John Louis
Thomas, Isaiah
Tyler, Royall
Virgil
Wignell, Thomas
Williams, Rev. Samuel

Places referred to:
Boston, Massachusetts
Maine
Massachusetts
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Vermont

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Maine District Court
Massachusetts District Court
Pennsylvania District Court

Legislation:
U.S. Copyright Act 1790, 1 Stat. 124 (1790)

Keywords:
books, protected subject matter
deposit
dramatic works, protected subject matter
formalities
law books
maps, protected subject matter
registration
technical manuals
translations, protection of

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