Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States, Washington D.C. (1837)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States, Praying an alteration of the Law regulating Copyrights, 24th Cong., 2d sess., 1837, Doc. 141.

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Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States, Washington D.C. (1837), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States, praying an alteration of the law regulating copyrights.

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Abstract:
A petition submitted to Congress by a group of American Authors. The petition advocated international copyright protection on the ground that it would benefit American authors.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Khan, B. Zorina, The Democratization of Invention: Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

  • Clark, Aubert J., The Movement for International Copyright in Nineteenth Century America. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1960;

  • Barnes, James J., Authors, Publishers, and Politicians: The Quest for an Anglo-American Copyright Agreement, 1815-1854. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul,1974;


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Publisher: N/A

Year: 1837

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: Memorial of a Number of Citizens of the United States, Praying an alteration of the Law regulating Copyrights, 24th Cong., 2d sess., 1837, Doc. 141.

Persons referred to:


Bird, Robert Montgomery
Brooks, James
Buchanan, James
Clark, Willis Gaylord
Clay, Henry
Dawes, Rufus
Duer, William Alexander
Dunlap, William
Ewing, Thomas
Felton, Cornelius Conway
Jones, Joseph Seawell
King, Charles
Locke, Richard Adams
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Matthias, Benjamin
McVickar, Rev. John
Mellon, Grenville
Morris, George Pope
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
Neal, John
Neal, Joseph Clay
Noah, Mordecai Manuel
Preston, William Campbell
Ruggles, John
Smith, Samuel Jenks
Thomson, Charles West
Webb, James Watson
Webster, Daniel
Wharton, George Mifflin
Wharton, Thomas Kelah
Woodworth, Samuel

Places referred to:
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Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
U.S. Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Legislation:
U.S. Copyright Act 1831, 21st Cong., 2d Sess., 4 Stat. 436

Keywords:
foreign reprints
incentives
learning, the advancement of
lobbying
monopoly
public good

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