This is a freely-accessible, publicly-funded digital archive that collects together significant documents relating to the history of copyright law and practice. The documents have been selected by national editors, with the input of an editorial advisory board. Key documents are, where appropriate, transcribed and translated. The editors have written commentaries, explaining the reasons for selecting documents and their significance. The project was launched in 2008, initially funded by the AHRC in relation to 5 countries. Since 2024 it is supported by the AHRC as UK research infrastructure. The archive now extends to more than 20 (including historical and religious) jurisdictions and over 700 primary source documents. They can be browsed by date/language/jurisdiction, or searched.

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1507* Eloy d'Amerval's privilege Commentary: [1]
1515* Galliot Du Pré's Privilege Commentary: [1]
1530* La Fleur de la science de pourtraicture
1531Francis I's letter patent to Pierre Attaignant
1547* French Censorship Act Commentary: [1]
1551French Censorship Act
1552* General privilege granted to Adrien Le Roy and Robert Ballard Commentary: [1]
1586* Simon Marion's plea on privileges Commentary: [1]
1607General privilege granted to Pierre Ballard
1618* Book trade regulations and incorporation of the Parisian book trade Commentary: [1]
1649Book trade regulations
1650s* Vitré's memorandum on the prolongation of privileges
1656* Privilege du Roy [Charles Le Brun]
1660* Decree on Engravings
1665* French book trade regulations
1676* Decree on Sculptures
1686* Book trade regulations
1690s* Memorandum on the dispute between the Parisian and the provincial booksellers Commentary: [1]
1701* Royal letters patent Commentary: [1]
1714Decree on Fine Arts
1744* Code de la Librairie Commentary: [1]
1725French book trade regulations
1725-1726* Pierre-Jacques Blondel's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1725-1726* Louis d'Héricourt's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1749* Crébillon case Commentary: [1]
1759* Sieur d'Anville's contract Commentary: [1]
1761* La Fontaine case Commentary: [1]
1762* Royal declaration on privileges granted to inventors Commentary: [1]
1763* Diderot's Letter on the book trade Commentary: [1]
1764Parisian Booksellers memorandum
1770Avis aux gens de lettres
1770* Luneau de Boisjermain's case
1776* Gaultier's memorandum for the provincial booksellers Commentary: [1]
1776* Fragments on the Freedom of the Press Commentary: [1]
1777* Royal declaration on sculpture and painting
1777* French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges Commentary: [1]
1777* Linguet's memorandum Commentary: [1]
1778* Pluquet's letters Commentary: [1]
1778Decree on counterfeitings
1779Séguier's report
1780Beaumarchais's report
1780Decree on Dramatic Literary Property
1780* Dramatic Act
1786* French Decree on Musical Publications
1790* Sieyès' report Commentary: [1]
1790Boufflers' report
1791* Le Chapelier's report Commentary: [1]
1791* Report of François Hell to the National Assembly Commentary: [1]
1791Beaumarchais's petition
1790* Petition by the printmakers and proprietors of copperplates to the National Assembly, May
1793* French Literary and Artistic Property Act Commentary: [1]
1794* Petition by citizen makers of plaster casts to the National Convention, 3rd March
1810Imperial decree on the book trade
1814* Court of Cassation on sculptures Commentary: [1]
1814* Court of Cassation on compilations Commentary: [1]
1825Merlin on counterfeiting
1826* Minutes of the 1825-1826 Commission
1828Court of Appeal on moral rights
1834* Balzac's letter to authors
1841* Report of Lamartine and parliamentary debates on literary property
1841Court of Cassation on artistic property
1842* Court of Cassation on artistic property Commentary: [1]
1844Act on the property right of playwrights' widows and children
1845Court of Appeal on right of publication
1845* Court of Appeal on translations Commentary: [1]
1851* SACEM's act of constitution
1852* French International Copyright Act
1853Court of Cassation on translations
1854Literary and Artistic Property Act
1857* Court of cassation on originality
1861* Court of Cassation on telegraphic news Commentary: [1]
1862* Court of Cassation on photography Commentary: [1]
1868* Proudhon: 'Les Majorats littéraires'
1866Reports of Riché, Perras, Sainte-Beuve.
1866* Literary and artistic property act
1867* Cour de Cassation on moral rights
1869* Court of Cassation on originality Commentary: [1]
1872Morillot on the personal right of publication
1878* Morillot on the author's right
1887Court of Cassation on international copyright
1902* Court of Cassation on moral rights Commentary: [1]