Report, from the Committee on Patents, Washington D.C. (1838)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: The Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, S. Rep. 494.

Citation:
Report, from the Committee on Patents, Washington D.C. (1838), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Report, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office

Full title original language:
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Abstract:
A report of the Committee on Patents on a proposed Bill for international copyright protection. The report surveys the various arguments for and against such protection and recommends against it.

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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: 1838

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: The Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, S. Rep. 494.

Persons referred to:
D'Israeli, Isaac
Egerton, Francis Henry, 8th Earl of Bridgewater
Henry, Matthew
Marshall, John
Nicholson, Peter
Ruggles, John
Scott, Sir Walter

Places referred to:
Belgium
England
France
Great Britain
New York

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Patent Office, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Congress
U.S. Senate

Legislation:
Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19
U.S. Copyright Act 1831, 21st Cong., 2d Sess., 4 Stat. 436
U.S. Patent Act 1819

Keywords:
Anglo-American
authenticity
authors' remuneration
book market
book trade
constitution, US
customs
duration
free trade
importation
interest groups
learning, the advancement of
libraries
monopoly
newspapers
patents, for invention
property theory, authors' property
public good
reciprocity
reputation
utilitarianism

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