Constitutional Charter of 1826, Lisbon (1826)

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

Constitutional Charter of 1826, Lisbon (1826), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

Back | Record | Images | No Commentaries
Record-ID: pt_1826

Permanent link:

Full title:
Constitutional Charter of 1826 decreed by D. Pedro, King of Portugal and Emperor of Brazil

Full title original language:
Carta Constitucional da Monarchia Portuguesa, Decretada e Dada pelo Rei de Portugal e Algarves, D. Pedro, Imperador do Brasil

The first Portuguese Constitution emerged in 1822. There followed the so-called Liberal Wars between progressive constitutionalists and authoritarian absolutists over royal succession that lasted from 1828 to 1834. A Constitutional Charter was drafted in 1826, attempting to reconcile absolutists and liberals. The Constitutional Charter of 1826 gave inventors a «temporary exclusive Privilege» in their discoveries or productions (Constitutional Charter of 1826, art.145 s.24). It has been argued that such a principle was applicable to authors of literary and artistic works on the basis of «extensive or analogous interpretation» (L.F. Rebello, Introdução ao Direito de Autor, Lisbon, SPA/D. Quixote, 1994, p.35). By Patricia Akester

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.


Related documents in this database:

Author: King D. Pedro IV

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1826

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

Persons referred to:

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
King D. Pedro IV House of Commons House of Lords

Constitutional Charter of 1826


Responsible editor: Patricia Akester & Victor Drmmond

Copyright History resource developed in partnership with:

Our Partners

Copyright statement

You may copy and distribute the translations and commentaries in this resource, or parts of such translations and commentaries, in any medium, for non-commercial purposes as long as the authorship of the commentaries and translations is acknowledged, and you indicate the source as Bently & Kretschmer (eds), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) (

You may not publish these documents for any commercial purposes, including charging a fee for providing access to these documents via a network. This licence does not affect your statutory rights of fair dealing.

Although the original documents in this database are in the public domain, we are unable to grant you the right to reproduce or duplicate some of these documents in so far as the images or scans are protected by copyright or we have only been able to reproduce them here by giving contractual undertakings. For the status of any particular images, please consult the information relating to copyright in the bibliographic records.

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) is co-published by Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, UK and CREATe, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 10 The Square, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK