Anglo-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty , Madrid (1880)

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, AMAE, Tratados s. XIX, nº 0313

Anglo-Spanish Bilateral Copyright Treaty , Madrid (1880), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Provisional Copyright Convention between Spain and Great Britain on Literary and Artistic Property

Full title original language:
Convenio Provisional entre España y la Gran Bretaña de Propiedad Literaria y Artística firmado en Español é Inglés en Lóndres á 11 de Agosto de 1880

This convention is another good illustration of the second wave of bilateral copyright agreements, and offers a distinctive view to how copyright was becoming truly international. The provisional character of the agreement shows that countries were having more and more difficulty finding a satisfactory position regarding international copyright.

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Year: 1880

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, AMAE, Tratados s. XIX, nº 0313

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Leveson-Gower, Granville George
Rancés y Villanueva, Manuel

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British Museum
Ministry of Public Works
Spanish National Library
Stationers' Hall

Spanish Copyright Act (1879)

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