Court of Cassation on compilations, Paris (1814)

Source: Bibliothèque universitaire de Poitiers (SCD) : Recueil général des lois et des arrêts (Recueil Sirey), 1er série 1791-1830, 4e volume - 1812-1814.

Court of Cassation on compilations, Paris (1814), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Leclerc v. Villeprend and Brunet, Court of Cassation. 2 December, 1814.

Full title original language:
Leclerc C. Villeprend et Brunet, Cour de Cassation. Du 2 décembre 1814.

On 2 December, 1814, the Court of Cassation, in view of the terseness of the seven articles that made up the legislation of 1793, was to make a positive pronouncement on the principle underpinning the protection of compilations, works of this type having still in theory to be the product of a conception proper to the author in order to be considered as 'new' literary works. The judges of the supreme court thus undertook the difficult task of identifying once and for all the object of the most 'sacred' right of property, the protection of which was at the same time required to apply legally to writings 'of any kind'.

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Publisher: Sirey

Year: 1814

Location: Paris

Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque universitaire de Poitiers (SCD) : Recueil général des lois et des arrêts (Recueil Sirey), 1er série 1791-1830, 4e volume - 1812-1814.

Persons referred to:
Brunet, Anthelme
Cardon, the Abbé
Cochin, Jacques-Denis
Laplagne-Barris, Raymond-Jean-François-Marie Lacave, Baron de
Villeprend, Marc

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Institutions referred to:
Court of Cassation (Paris)
Lyon Imperial Law Court

Decree of the King's Council on the duration of privileges (1777)
French Copyright Act 1793

French Revolution
author/publisher relations
authorship, legal concept of
authorship, romantic concept of
authorship, theory of
duration, prolongation of privileges
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