Copyright Act, London (1801)

Source: Lincoln's Inn Library

Copyright Act, London (1801), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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An Act for the further Encouragement of Learning, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by securing the Copies and Copyright of printed Books to the Authors of such Books, or their Assigns for the Time herein mentioned, 1801, 41 Geo.III, c.107

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The commentary assesses the substance of the legislation, its relationship with the King's Bench decision of Beckford v. Hood (1798) (uk_1798a), and its impact upon the Irish book trade.

1 Commentary:

  • Tebbel, J.W., A History of Book Publishing in the United States, 4 vols (New York & London: R.R. Bowker, 1972-1981)

  • Pollard, M., Dublin's Trade in Books 1550-1800, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), 223-24.

  • Ó Ciosáin, N., Print and Popular Culture in Ireland, 1750-1850 (London: Macmillan, 1997)

  • Cole, R.C., Irish Booksellers and English Writers, 1740-1800 (Kent: Mansell Publishing Ltd., Humanities Press International, Inc., 1986)

Related documents in this database:
1801: A Bill for the Further Encouragement of Learning
1836: Copyright in Prints and Engravings (Ireland) Act

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1801

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Lincoln's Inn Library

Persons referred to:
George III

Places referred to:
Great Britain
United Kingdom

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Society of the King's Inns, Dublin
Stationers' Company
Trinity College, Dublin

Act of Union, 1800, 40 Geo.III, c.38
Copyright Act, 1801, 41 Geo.III, c.107

Stationers' Company
books, protected subject matter
foreign reprints
learning, the advancement of
penalties, paid to fiscal authorities
penalties, paid to publisher(s)
privileges, printing

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