British-American Copyright Convention Draft, Washington (1853)

Source: National Archives, Kew: FO 93/8/32

British-American Copyright Convention Draft, Washington (1853), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Full title:
Convention between Her Britannic Majesty and the United States of America for the Establishment of International Copyright

Full title original language:

A draft for a bilateral copyright convention between the United States and Great Britain.

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  • 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: 1853

Location: Washington

Language: English

Source: National Archives, Kew: FO 93/8/32

Persons referred to:
Crampton, Sir John Fiennes Twistleton
Everett, Edward
Marcy, William Learned

Places referred to:
Great Britain

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
British Museum
Stationers' Company
Stationers' Hall
U.S. Department of State, Washington

British-American Copyright Convention Draft, 1853

books, protected subject matter
dramatic works, protected subject matter
drawings, protected subject matter
engravings, protected subject matter
international agreements, bilateral
music, protected subject matter
paintings, protected subject matter
price regulation
public performance
sculpture, protected subject matter

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