PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)

Total Ban on Book Imports, Denmark–Norway, Copenhagen (1596)

Source: National Archives of Denmark, Danske Kancelli: Sjællandske tegnelser (1572-1660) B57G: 1590 - 1596 mm.

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Total Ban on Book Imports, Denmark–Norway, Copenhagen (1596), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Missive to the mayors and councillors of Copenhagen, Malmö, Lund, Århus, Viborg, Ålborg, Odense, Ribe, Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo and Stavanger regarding the prohibition of booksellers to sell books not printed in Denmark.

Full title original language:
Missive til borgermestre og råd i København, Malmø, Lund, Århus, Viborg, Ålborg, Odense, Ribe, Bergen, Tronhjem, Oslo, Stavanger om forbud mod, at bogførere sælge, uden lands på dansk trykte, bøger.

Abstract:
This missive is the first document to completely ban the import of books printed outside the realm, demonstrating the gap between state policy on access to illicit materials and the transnational flow of books across borders. Together with other sixteenth-century ordinances and laws, it contributed to the emergence of a book market strictly modelled on state policy.

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1596: Total Ban on Book Imports, Denmark–Norway

Author: Christian IV of Denmark

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Year: 1596

Location: Copenhagen

Language: Danish

Source: National Archives of Denmark, Danske Kancelli: Sjællandske tegnelser (1572-1660) B57G: 1590 - 1596 mm.

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Keywords:
book market
book trade
books, protected subject matter
copying, concept of
foreign reprints
importation
penalties
reprints
translations, of contemporary works

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