Memorandum of the Batavian Republic restricting the copying and selling of State Documents, The Hague (1805)

Source: Verzameling van vaderlandsche wetten en besluiten uitgevaardigd sedert 22 Januarij 1798 tot 10 Julij 1810, in zooverre zij ook, sedert de invoering der nieuwe wetgeving in Nederland, middellijk of onmiddellijk van toepassing zijn, J. van de Poll ed., Amsterdam: Bij Johannes Müller, 1840, I, pp. 296-298; Koninklijke Bibliotheek, NL 61 C 2003

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Memorandum of the Batavian Republic restricting the copying and selling of State Documents, The Hague (1805), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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The Memorandum of 13 Dec. 1805, regarding the prohibited copying of the works published by the State Printing House is an addition, or rather an interpretation and explanation of the Official Publication of 3 June 1803 (see above page 211).
It provides that all State documents published by the State Printing House are the property of the State, and therefore may not be reproduced without offense. With the DECREE of 2nd July 1822, relating to the causing to be printed and published of State Documents by private persons (Bulletin of Acts, Orders and Decrees No. 16), is provided that the copying of State Documents is permitted, unless the right of publication were to have been reserved for the benefit of the State Printing House, or were to have been granted special licenses or patents.In these latter cases, the Decree orders that copying will be punished according to customary law (see Act of 25 Jan. 1817,


    


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De Notificatie van 13 Dec. 1805, omtrent den verboden' nadruk van werken der Staatsdrukkerij uitgegeven, is een aanvulsel of liever eene uitlegging en verklaring van de Publicatie van 3 Junij 1803 (zie boven pag. 211). Zij bepaalt, dat alle ter Staatsdrukkerij uitgegevene Staatsstukken de eigendom van den Staat zijn, en derhalve zonder overtreding niet mogten worden nagedrukt. Bij het BESLUIT van den 2den Julij 1822, betrekkelijk het doen drukken en uitgeven van Staatsstukken door particulieren (Staatsblad No. 16), is bepaald, dat de nadruk van Staatsstukken geoorloofd is, ten zij het regt van uitgave ten behoeve van 's Lands Drukkerij mogt zijn gereserveerd, of daartoe speciale vergunning of octrooijen mogten zijn verleend. In deze laatste gevallen, beveelt het Besluit, dat de nadruk volgens het gemeene regt (zie Wet van 25 Jan. 1817,


    

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