Engravers' Copyright Act, London (1777)

Source: Durham University Library

Engravers' Copyright Act, London (1777), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

Back | Record | Images | No Commentaries
Record-ID: uk_1777a

Permanent link:

Full title:
An act for effectually securing the property of prints to inventers and engravers, by enabling them to sue for and recover penalties in certain cases, 1777, 17 Geo. III, c.57

Full title original language:

This document is associated with the following core document: uk_1735

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.


Related documents in this database:
1735: Engravers' Copyright Act
1735: The Case of Designers, Engravers, Etchers, &c.
1735: Engravers' Copyright Act (parchment copy)
1766: Engravers' Copyright Act

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1777

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Durham University Library

Persons referred to:
George II
George III

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
House of Commons
House of Lords

Engravers' Copyright Act, 1735, 8 Geo.II, c.13

engravings, protected subject matter
maps, protected subject matter

Responsible editor: Ronan Deazley

Copyright History resource developed in partnership with:

Our Partners

Copyright statement

You may copy and distribute the translations and commentaries in this resource, or parts of such translations and commentaries, in any medium, for non-commercial purposes as long as the authorship of the commentaries and translations is acknowledged, and you indicate the source as Bently & Kretschmer (eds), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) (

With the exception of commentaries that are available under a CC-BY licence (compliant with UKRI policy) you may not publish individual documents or parts of the database for any commercial purposes, including charging a fee for providing access to these documents via a network. This licence does not affect your statutory rights of fair dealing.

Although the original documents in this database are in the public domain, we are unable to grant you the right to reproduce or duplicate some of these documents in so far as the images or scans are protected by copyright or we have only been able to reproduce them here by giving contractual undertakings. For the status of any particular images, please consult the information relating to copyright in the bibliographic records.

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900) is co-published by Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, UK and CREATe, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 10 The Square, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK