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All documents: Keyword moral rights, integrity

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1525Luther's 'Admonition to the Printers' (Germany)
1545* Venetian Decree on Author-Printer Relations (Italy) Commentary: [1]
1676* Decree on Sculptures (France)
1691Pseudo-Vera Tassis: Fake edition II (Spain)
1704* Defoe's Essay on the Press (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1721* Burnet v. Chetwood (United Kingdom) Commentary: [1]
1721Burnet's Bill of Complaint and Chetwood's Answer (United Kingdom)
1827* Kramer: Rights of Writers and Publishers (Germany) Commentary: [1]
1837Petition of British Authors (United States)
1838Address of Certain Authors (United States)
1838Memorial of a Number of Citizens of Boston (United States)
1839Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (27 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1841* Report of Lamartine and parliamentary debates on literary property (France)
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (29 Jan.) (United Kingdom)
1841Parliamentary Debates on the Copyright Bill (5 Feb.) (United Kingdom)
1848Jay, Bryant and Others' Memorials (United States)
1868* Proudhon: 'Les Majorats littéraires' (France)
1902* Court of Cassation on moral rights (France) Commentary: [1]