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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1774Macauley's A Modest Plea
1775* Stationers' Company v. Carnan Commentary: [1]
1828* Maugham's Treatise Commentary: [1]
1838Copyright Bill (6 June)
1839Copyright Bill
1840Copyright Bill
1841Copyright Bill
1842* Copyright Act Commentary: [1]
1842* Lowndes' Historical Sketch of the Law of Copyright Commentary: [1]
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (4 March)
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (23 March)
1842Bill to Amend the Law of Copyright (21 April)
1853Blaine's Laws of Artistic Copyright
1854* Jeffreys v. Boosey Commentary: [1]
1869Graves’ Case, London Commentary: [1]
1870* Copinger's Law of Copyright Commentary: [1]