Casado's PhD on Copyright , Madrid (1859)

Source: Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid; D 51302

Casado's PhD on Copyright , Madrid (1859), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Casado's PhD on Copyright - Speech Given at the Universidad Central (Madrid) on the Occasion of the Celebration of his award as Doctor in Philosophy, 1859

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Discurso pronunciado en la Universidad Central en el acto de recibir la solemne investidura de Doctor en Jurisprudencia por Ignacio M. Casado, 1859

Perhaps the earliest record of an academic award given to a scholarly work devoted to the discipline of copyright is Miguel Casado’s fifteen-page thesis. The doctorate was issued by the Universidad Central (Madrid) and despite its brevity; Casado’s work anticipated some of the ingredients that would characterize the making of scholarship around modern intellectual property. Surely the most interesting element is a simultaneous desire to differentiate the discipline from land law and a peculiar anxiety about the origins and justifications of intellectual property.

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  • Marco Molina, J. "Bases históricas y filosóficas y precedentes legislativos del Derecho de autor”, Anuario de Derecho Civil, t. 47, 1994, pp. 121-208

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Related documents in this database:
1838: Remarks on Literary Property
1882: Danvila’s Copyright Treatise
1890: Copyright Pocketbooks

Author: Ignacio M. Casado

Publisher: Imp. V. Matute and B. Compagni

Year: 1859

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid; D 51302

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Alfonso X, The Wise
Rousseau , Jean-Jacques
Voltaire, François-Marie Arou de

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