Book Printer H. J. Jensen vs. The Poet Henrik Ibsen, Christiania (1876)

Source: Norsk Retstidende, 28.06.1876.

Book Printer H. J. Jensen vs. The Poet Henrik Ibsen, Christiania (1876), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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The High Court's deliberation and judgement of 22 April of the same year in the case, L. No. 155/1 1876: Book printer H. J. Jensen (T. E. B. Heiberg) against the poet Henrik Ibsen (Stang).

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Høiesterets Votering og Dom af 22 April d. A. i Sagen, L. Nr. 155/1 1876: Bogtrykker H. J. Jensen (T. E. B. Heiberg) mod Digteren Henrik Ibsen (Stang).

This Supreme Court decision deals with the issue of literary rights sold to publishers without specifying whether the full publishing rights or only the rights to a single edition are transferred. The Supreme Court ruled that publishers had only the rights to a single edition, particularly when literary works were sold to periodicals.

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1876: Book Printer H. J. Jensen vs. The Poet Henrik Ibsen

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Year: 1876

Location: Christiania

Language: Danish

Source: Norsk Retstidende, 28.06.1876.

Persons referred to:
Ibsen, Henrik
Jensen, Hans Jacob

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Supreme Court of Norway


author/publisher relations
authorship, legal concept of
authorship, theory of
book market
book trade
books, protected subject matter
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fair use
property theory

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