Confederate States of America Copyright Act, Richmond (1861)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: An Act to Secure Copy Rights to Authors and Composers, Public Laws of the Confederate States of America, 1st Cong., 2nd Sess., ch. 65, 157-161 (Matthews 1864).

Citation:
Confederate States of America Copyright Act, Richmond (1861), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
An Act to secure copyrights to authors and composers

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Abstract:
The copyright statute of the Confederate States of America. The statute was very similar to the United States Copyright Act, except for its protection of foreign authors whose states supplied reciprocal protection to Confederacy citizens, and its prohibition on importation of works from states which did not have reciprocal protection. The commentary discusses the statute, public thought in the South about authorship and copyright, and southern attempts to use copyright as a vehicle for constructing a national identity and for creating legitimacy for the Confederacy.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

Bibliography:
  • Robertson, Raymond. 'Confederate Copyright Entries.' 16 Wm. Mary Quarterly 284 (1936).

  • Patry, William F. Patry on Copyright, § 1:30. St. Paul, Minn.: Thompson-West, 2007.

  • Homestead, Melissa J. American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

  • Bryan, Thomas. 'General William J. Hardee and Confederate Publication Rights.' 17 J. Southern History 263 (1946).


Related documents in this database:
1862: Southern Feeling
1863: Confederate States of America Copyright Act Amendement
1863: Hardee's Memorial
1863: International Copyright Resolution

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Year: 1861

Location: Richmond

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: An Act to Secure Copy Rights to Authors and Composers, Public Laws of the Confederate States of America, 1st Cong., 2nd Sess., ch. 65, 157-161 (Matthews 1864).

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Institutions referred to:
Confederate Congress (1861-1865)
Confederate District Courts
Confederate Secretary of State's Office
Supreme Court of the Confederate States

Legislation:
Confederate Copyright Statute 1861

Keywords:
books, protected subject matter
confederacy
deposit
dramatic works, protected subject matter
duration
duration, post mortem term
engravings, protected subject matter
formalities
fraud
inheritability
manuscript
maps, protected subject matter
music, protected subject matter
penalties
public performance
renewal

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