PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)


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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1828Letter from Peters to Donaldson
1834* Wheaton v. Peters
1834* Wheaton v. Peters Independent Report
1834Letters from Sumner to Story
1843An Address to the People of the United States
1844H.R. 9 (Ingersoll Bill)
1848Jay, Bryant and Others' Memorials
1853British-American Copyright Convention Draft
1865* Copyright Act Amendment
1870* Copyright Act
1883Sarony's Brief
1883Burrow-Giles' Brief
1886Committee on Patents Report
1888American Authors and British Pirates
1890Report on H.R. 10881
1891* International Copyright Act (The Chace Act)
1896Hearing on H.R. 5976
1896Treloar Copyright Bill (H.R. 5976)
1896The Question of Copyright
1897* Copyright Act (Public Performance of Musical Compositions)
1902Bleistein's Brief