Letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster, Boston (1826)

Source: The University of Texas Perry Castaneda Library 814 W395 C1: Noah Webster, A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary, and Moral Subjects (New York: Webster and Clark, 1843) 176-177.

Citation:
Letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster, Boston (1826), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster

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Abstract:
A letter from Daniel Webster to Noah Webster responding to the latter's attempt to lobby for perpetual statutory copyright. The letter mentions that revision of the copyright law is being considered and expresses some reservations of the concept of copyright as a natural property right.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Unger, H.G. Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

  • Webster, Noah. 'Origin of the Copy-right Laws of the United States.' In A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary and Moral Subjects. New York: Webster & Clark, 1843.

  • Micklethwait, David. Noah Webster and the American Dictionary. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland, 2000.


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Author: Daniel Webster

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1826

Location: Boston

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Perry Castaneda Library 814 W395 C1: Noah Webster, A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary, and Moral Subjects (New York: Webster and Clark, 1843) 176-177.

Persons referred to:
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl
Webster, Daniel
Webster, Noah
Yates, Joseph

Places referred to:
Boston, Massachusetts

Cases referred to:
Millar v. Taylor (1769) 4 Burr. 2303

Institutions referred to:
Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate

Legislation:
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Keywords:
common law copyright
lobbying
natural rights
perpetual protection
property theory, authors' property

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