Bilateral Copyright Treaty between Spain and El Salvador, Madrid (1884)

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, AMAE-siglo XIX, Tratados, 0347-01

Bilateral Copyright Treaty between Spain and El Salvador, Madrid (1884), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Bilateral Copyright Treaty between Spain and El Salvador

Full title original language:
Convenio entre El Salvador y España para garantizar la propiedad de las obras literarias, científicas y artísticas

Viewed in the broad perspective of international copyright history, the bilateral copyright agreement between Spain and El Salvador (1884) might be dismissed as insignificant. However, if we pay more attention to the circumstances that surrounded it, its importance increases, as the agreements signed by El Salvador in the 1880s constituted experiments for international copyright. They were concluded against the backdrop of the uncertainty that surrounded the multilateral negotiations carried out in Berne.

1 Commentary:

  • Bellido, J. “Latin American and Spanish Copyright Relations (1880–1904)” Journal of World Intellectual Property, 12/1 (February 2009), pp. 1-39

  • Bellido, J. Copyright in Latin America: Experiences of the Making (1880-1910) (Birkbeck, University of London: PhD thesis, 2009)

  • Ricketson, S. and Ginsburg, J. C. International Copyright and Neighbouring Rights. The Berne Convention and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2 volumes, 2006)

  • Seville, C. The internationalisation of Copyright Law. Books, Buccaneers and the Black Flag in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)

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Publisher: N/A

Year: 1884

Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, AMAE-siglo XIX, Tratados, 0347-01

Persons referred to:
Elduayen y Gorriti, José
Torres Caicedo, José María

Places referred to:
San Salvador

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:

Copyright Act (1879)

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