Hinton v. Donaldson, Edinburgh (1773)

Source: British Library: 1570/2401

Hinton v. Donaldson, Edinburgh (1773), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Hinton v. Donaldson (1773)

Full title original language:

Drawing upon Scottish Records Office archives the commentary explores the background to, and substance of, the decision. It suggests that, given the nature of the economic threat which the Scottish reprint industry posed to the London book trade, particularly in relation to an increasingly lucrative export market, Hinton undermined much of the value of the decision in Millar. The conflict between Millar and Hinton made it almost inevitable that the question of literary property would soon reach the House of Lords.

1 Commentary:

  • Mann, A., The Scottish Book Trade 1500-1720, Print Commerce and Print Control in Early Modern Scotland (East Lothian: Tuckwell Press, 2000)

  • Feather, J., The Provincial Book Trade in Eighteenth Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

  • Deazley, R., On the Origin of the Right to Copy: Charting the Movement of Copyright Law in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1695-1775) (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004)

Related documents in this database:
1773: Information for Messrs John Hinton et al
1773: Information for Alexander Donaldson

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1773

Location: Edinburgh

Language: English

Source: British Library: 1570/2401

Persons referred to:

Addison, Joseph
Austin, Elisabeth
Austin, Stephen
Bently, Richard
Boswell, Alexander
Boswell, James
Boyle, The Hon Robert
Brown, George
Bruce, Robert
Buckingham, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of
Butler, Samuel
Campbell, Ilay
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Dalrymple, Sir David
Donaldson, Alexander
Donaldson, Sir James
Donatus, Aelius
Dundas, Robert
Erskine, James
Forbes, William
Garden, Francis
Garthwait, Timothy
Gastrell, Francis
George II
Hammond, Henry
Hawkesworth, John
Hinton, John
Hogarth, William
Hooker, Richard
Hyde, Edward, 1st Earl of Clarendon
Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Lickprivick, Robert
MacLaurin, John
Macdowall, Andrew
Mackenzie, Sir George
McKonochie, Alexander
Meurose, James
Miller, Sir Thomas, 1st Baronet
Milton, John
Monboddo, James Burnett, Lord
Murray, Alexander
Nisbet, Sir John
Postlethwayt, Malachy
Rae, David
Shakespeare, William
Somers, John, 1st Baron
Spenser, Edmund
Stackhouse, Rev. Thomas
Stair, James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount
Stewart, Prince Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir
Swift, Jonathan
Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de
Warburton, William
Wilkes, John
Wood, John
Yorke, Philip, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

Places referred to:
Chevy Chase
Great Britain

Cases referred to:
Hinton v. Donaldson (1773)
Millar v. Taylor (1769) 4 Burr. 2303

Institutions referred to:
Court of Chancery
Court of King's Bench
Court of Sessions, Scotland
Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Privy Council
Privy Council, Scotland
Star Chamber

Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19

Enlightenment, the
book trade
common law copyright
foreign reprints
labour theory
patents, printing
property theory
scribal publication

Responsible editor: Ronan Deazley

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