Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty , Madrid (1857)

Source: Archivo Histórico Nacional; ESTADO 8464. Exp. 47

Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty , Madrid (1857), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Full title:
Convention on literary and artistic works between Spain, Great Britain and Ireland (1857)

Full title original language:
Convenio con Inglaterra sobre Obras literarias y Artísticas (1857)

The negotiation of the convention between Spain and the United Kingdom was thwarted for three years but was finally signed in 1857. The commentary considers the initial steps taken in the negotiations by Lord Howden, the difficulties in controlling the discussions and the content of the agreement. In particular, it shows the influence of the previous French-Spanish copyright treaty (1853) in the activation of interest in the British Foreign Office. And it continues by highlighting issues of copyright diplomacy and the final content of the agreement.

1 Commentary:

  • Bently, L. and Sherman, B. The Making of Modern Intellectual Property (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999)

  • Documentos internacionales del reinado de doña Isabel II: desde 1842 a 1968 (Madrid: Imprenta de Miguel Ginesta, 1869)

  • Erskine Inglis, F., The attaché in Madrid; Or, Sketches of The Court Of Isabella II (New York: Appleton and Company, 1856).

  • Vergara, M. De la Propiedad Literaria (Madrid: Imprenta de Miguel Arcas y Sánchez, 1861)

Related documents in this database:
1838: Remarks on Literary Property
1847: Literary Property Act
1854: Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty
1868: Colonial Copyright Extensions
1879: Copyright Act
1880: Franco-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty
1880: Anglo-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty
1884: Bilateral Copyright Treaty between Spain and El Salvador
1898: Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain
1852: International Copyright Act
1852: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (13 Feb.)
1852: Parliamentary Debates on the International Copyright Act (30 April)

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Publisher: N/A

Year: 1857

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo Histórico Nacional; ESTADO 8464. Exp. 47

Persons referred to:
Carandoc, John Hobart
Pidal y Carniado, Pedro José

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
British Museum
Ministry of Public Works
Spanish National Library

British International Copyright Act (1852)
Spanish Literary Property Act (1847)

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