Austrian Statutes on Censorship and Printing, Vienna (1785)

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Austrian Statutes on Censorship and Printing, Vienna (1785), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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these lists and the decision taken with regard to the books included on them
are already at hand when they actually arrive, thereby speeding up the whole
process as much as possible.

            5. Where a discreet or learned private person wishes to order just
the one or two forbidden books whose content isn't altogether immoral, the
district authority is entitled to grant permission without referring the case
to the territorial administration. Finally, in order that

            6. the district authority might always be informed of which books
are forbidden, and so that its information is always up to date, it is to be
sent the relevant lists in this matter which have already been issued, as well
as all subsequent lists that come out from time to time, detailing any books
that are forbidden in future, and it is obliged to record the titles of these
books in alphabetical order in a register that has been specially drawn up
for this purpose.

            Imperial decree of 21 September 1782.

            Father Leopold Tirsch has been appointed Imperial and Royal Inspector
and Translator of Hebrew and Jewish works and books, and his services are to
be engaged both in the Book Revision Board and in the legal


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