Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain, Madrid (1898)

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, AMAE, siglo XIX, Tratados, 0519

Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain, Madrid (1898), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain

Full title original language:
Tratado de Paz celebrado entre España y los Estados Unidos de América celebrado en 10 de Diciembre de 1898

The Treaty of Paris (1898) is one of the most important historical documents not only for the study of Spanish copyright history but also for the understanding of the birth of modern copyright law in post-colonial territories such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

1 Commentary:

  • Díaz González, F. J. “Estudio histórico-jurídico de los tratados de liquidación del Imperio español de Ultramar: el Tratado de París de 10 de diciembre de 1898 y el de Madrid de 30 de junio de 1899” Anuario de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Alcalá, 2005, p. 36-51

  • Fitz-Gerald, J. “Copyright relations between Spain and the United States” Hispania, vol. 7, n. 2, March 1924, pp. 129-136

  • Montero Ríos, E. El Tratado de Paris: conferencias pronunciadas en el círculo de la Unión mercantil en los dias 22, 24 y 27 de febrero de 1904 (Madrid: R. Velasco, 1904)

  • Solberg, T. (comp) Directions for the Registration of Copyrights under the Laws of the United States (Washington: Library of Congress, Government Printing Office, 1900)

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1857: Anglo-Spanish Copyright Treaty
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1879: Copyright Act
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Location: Madrid

Language: Spanish

Source: Archivo del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, AMAE, siglo XIX, Tratados, 0519

Persons referred to:
Buenaventura, de Abarzuza y Ferrer
Cerero y Sáenz, Rafael
Davis, Cushman Kellog
Day, William R.
Frye, William Pierce
Gray, George
Montero Ríos , Eugenio
Ramírez de Villaurrutia , Wenceslao
Reid, Whitelaw

Places referred to:
Bachi channel
Porto Rico
West Indies
island of Guam

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Supreme Court of Spain
United States Congress


international agreements, bilateral
international agreements, multilateral

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