The Pleadings of the Counsel before the House, London (1774)

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The Pleadings of the Counsel before the House, London (1774), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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The Pleadings of the Counsel before the House in the great Cause concerning Literary Property together with the Opinions of the Learned Judges, on the Common Law Copyright of Authors and Booksellers, to which are added, the Speeches of the Noble Lords, who spoke for and against reversing the Decree of the Court of Chancery

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1774: Donaldson v. Becket
1774: The Cases of the Appellants and Respondents
1774: Booksellers' Bill

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Wilkin, Axtell, Axtell and Browne

Year: 1774

Location: London

Language: English

Source: British Library : 515.f.16(3)

Persons referred to:

Adams, Richard
Addison, Joseph
Ames, Joseph
Ashurst, William
Aston, Richard
Atticus, Titus Pomponius
Bacon, Francis
Blackstone, William
Burrow, Sir James
Camden, Charles Pratt, 1st Earl
Charles I
Charles II
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Clarke, Sir Thomas
Coke, Sir Edward
Donaldson, Alexander
Dunning, John
Edward VI
Elizabeth I
Eyre, Sir James
Frederick II, the Great
George III
Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey
Gould, Henry
Grotius, Hugo
Hargrave, Francis
Harrison, John
Hawkesworth, John
Henley, Robert, 1st Earl of Northington
Henry VI
Henry VIII
Hume, David
James I
James II
Johnson, Samuel
Law, Rt Rev Edmund
Lee, Sir William
Locke, John
Lyttelton, Thomas, 2nd Baron Lyttelton of Frankley
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl
Milton, John
Nares, John
Newton, Sir Isaac
Newton, Thomas
Paulus, Julius
Perrott, George
Prynne, William
Richard II
Robertson, William
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of
Shakespeare, William
Smollett, Tobias George
Smythe, Sir Sidney Stafford
Stair, John Dalrymple, 5th Earl
Thurlow, Edward, 1st Baron
Tillotson, John
Wedderburn, Alexander, 1st Earl of Rosslyn
Willes, Edward
William III
Wolsey, Thomas
Yates, Joseph
Yorke, Philip, 1st Earl of Hardwicke
de Grey, William

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:
Basket v. University of Cambridge (1758) 2 Keny. 397, 1 Black W. 105, 2 Burr. 661
Dodsley v. Kinnersley (1761) Amb. 403
Donaldson v. Becket (1774) 4 Burr. 2408, 2 Bro. P.C. 129
Duke of Queensbury v. Shebbeare (1758) 2 Eden 329
Eyre v. Walker (1735) NA, c.11 1520/29
Midwinter v. Hamilton (1743-1748)
Millar v. Taylor (1769) 4 Burr. 2303
Pope v. Curl (1741) 2 Atk. 342
Stationers' Company v. Seymour (1677) 1 Mod. 256
Tonson v. Walker (1752) 3 Swans 672

Institutions referred to:
Court of Chancery
Court of King's Bench
Court of Sessions, Scotland
House of Commons
House of Lords
Stamp Office (London)
Stationers' Company
University of Cambridge

Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19
Statute of Monopolies, 1624, 21 Jac.I, c.3

common law copyright
patents, printing
perpetual protection
privileges, printing
property theory
public domain

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