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All documents for Italy: Date

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1469* Johannes of Speyer's Printing Monopoly Commentary: [1]
1474* Venetian Statute on Industrial Brevets Commentary: [1]
1486* Marco Antonio Sabellico's Printing Privilege Commentary: [1]
1498* Ottaviano Petrucci's Music Patent Commentary: [1]
1501Le Cose volgari.
1502Aldus Manutius's Petition against Counterfeiters
1503* Aldus Manutius's Warning against the Printers of Lyon Commentary: [1]
1503Scotto v. Benalio
1503Durante v. Torresani
1504* A woodcut by Albrecht Dürer plagiarized by Marcantonio Raimondi
1504* Privilege Granted to Benedetto Bordon Commentary: [1]
1506'Lamentationum Jeremie Prophete'
1515* Ariosto's Printing Privilege
1516* Appointment of Andrea Navagero as Literary Censor
1516Ugo da Carpi's Patent
1517* Venetian Decree on Press Affairs Commentary: [1]
1526Papal and Venetian Privileges for Sigismondo Fanti's 'Triompho di Fortuna'
1527* Venetian Decree on Pre-publication Censorship
1531* Antonio Blado's privilege for Machiavelli's works
1531* Bernardo Giunti's privilege for Machiavelli's works
1532Antonio Blado's edition of Machiavelli's 'History of Florence'
1534Melchiore Sessa's privilege for Machiavelli's works
1545* Venetian Decree on Author-Printer Relations Commentary: [1]
1545* Antonio Catalano's Teaching Licence
1546* Privilege Granted to Enea Vico (Parmigiano) Commentary: [1]
1549* Decree Establishing the Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers Commentary: [1]
1549* Statutes of the Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers
1556* Privilege Granted to Giovanni Ostaus Commentary: [1]
1556 (1555 m.v.)* Privilege Granted to Antonio Floriano Commentary: [1]
1568* Giorgio Vasari, Life of Marcantonio of Bologna and Other Engravers of Prints
1590* Giovanni Fratta's 'On the Dedication of Books'
1596* Motu proprio controversy
1603* Venetian Decree on Privileges for New Books and Reprints
1740Venetian Decree Against Unauthorized Printing of Songs
1780* 'Pezzana e Consorti' case: supporting documents
1780Venetian Reprint of the French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges
1781* 'Pezzana e Consorti' case: counter-petition and rulings