Spanish Copyright Formalities: Certificates, Madrid (1878)

Source: Real Biblioteca, Palacio Real, Sig: II-4055-17

Spanish Copyright Formalities: Certificates, Madrid (1878), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Copyright Formalities in Spain: Registration. Certificates

Full title original language:
Certificado de Registro expedido por el Ministerio de Fomento

In order to give effect to the 1847 Literary Property Act, numbered certificates were issued to confirm that an applicant had submitted two copies to the corresponding ministerial authority. The certificates described the property and noted its “other circumstances,” such as pages, publishing date, and authorship. In our attempt to trace different artefacts related to the history of copyright in Spain, we have included here one of the last certificates issued before the enactment of the Spanish Copyright Act (1879).

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  • Colmeiro, M. Derecho Administrativo Español, vol. 2 (Madrid, Imprenta y librería de Eduardo Martínez, 1876)

  • Danvila y Collado, M. La propiedad intelectual. Legislación española y extranjera (Madrid, Imprenta de correspondencia de España, 1882)

  • Guaita Martorell, A. El Ministerio de Fomento (Madrid, Instituto Nacional de la Administración Pública, 1984)

  • Soto y Hernández, M. Manual de la propiedad literaria, artística y dramática que comprende la ley y reglamento vigentes (Madrid, Centro editorial de Góngora, 1902)

Related documents in this database:
1711: Legal Deposit at the Royal Library
1847: Literary Property Act
1848: Copyright Formalities: Registration
1882: Danvila’s Copyright Treatise
1885: First Inscriptions of Works at the Spanish Copyright Office
1894: Copyright Formalities: Bulletin

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Publisher: Aribau y Cª (Sucesores de Rivadeneyra)

Year: 1878

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Real Biblioteca, Palacio Real, Sig: II-4055-17

Persons referred to:
Domec, Mariano Andrés
Güemes y Willame, José

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Facultative Body of Archivist, Librarian and Antique dealers (Civil Servants)
Ministry of Public Works

Spanish Literary Property Act (1847)

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