New Jersey Copyright Statute, New Jersey (1783)

Source: British Library, A.S.N.116: Acts of the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey (Trenton: Peter Wilson, 1784) 325-326.

New Jersey Copyright Statute, New Jersey (1783), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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An Act for the promotion and encouragement of literature, 1783 N.J. Acts 325

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One of the general copyright statutes protecting authors legislated by twelve out of the thirteen states in the 1780s.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

  • Crawford, Francine. 'Pre-Constitutional Copyright Statutes.' Bull. Copyright Soc. 23 (1975): 11-37.

  • Bugbee, Bruce Willis. The Genesis of American Patent and Copyright Law. Washington D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1967.

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Year: 1783

Location: New Jersey

Language: English

Source: British Library, A.S.N.116: Acts of the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey (Trenton: Peter Wilson, 1784) 325-326.

Persons referred to:
Livingston, William

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Institutions referred to:
New Jersey General Assembly
New Jersey Legislative Council

New Jersey Copyright Statute 1783

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