Nathanson Ruling in Matter of Yoreh De'ah, Lemberg (1860)

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Nathanson Ruling in Matter of Yoreh De'ah, Lemberg (1860), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Full title:
Responsa Shoel u-Meshiv, Part 1, No. 44

Full title original language:
שו"ת שואל ומשיב, חלק א, שאלה מד

First rabbinic ruling to recognize that authors have a perpetual exclusive right in their books

1 Commentary:

  • 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: Joseph Saul Nathanson

Publisher: Shuva Halachot

Year: 1860

Location: Lemberg

Language: Hebrew

Source: National Library of Israel

Persons referred to:
Balaban, Yosef Hirsch
Isserles, Moses
Madpis, Avraham Yosef
Sofer, Moses
Valdberg, Shmuel

Places referred to:
Austrian Empire
Zolkiew, Eastern Galicia

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:


book trade
foreign reprints
perpetual protection

Responsible editor: Neil Netanel

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