Rabbinic Reprinting Ban for Eliyahu Bakhur, Rome (1518)

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Rabbinic Reprinting Ban for Eliyahu Bakhur, Rome (1518), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Decree of Rome Rabbinic Court

Full title original language:
כתב הדת של בית הדין הרבני של רומא

The first rabbinic reprinting ban of which we have record. A 10 year exclusive right, enforceable throughout the world.

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  • Netanel, N., From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

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Author: Yisrael Ben Yehiel Ashkenazi and other judges on the Rome Rabbinical Court

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1518

Location: Rome

Language: Hebrew

Source: National Library of Israel

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Bakhur (Levitas), Eliyahu

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