1802 Amendment (1802)

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1802 Amendment (1802), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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An Act supplementary to an act, intituled 'An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.

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The first statutory amendment to the Copyright Act. The amendment added historical and other prints as protectable subject matter. It also introduced for the first time a requirement that a notice would be included in each copy of the copyrighted work. Formalities as defined by the 1802 Act later played an important role in the seminal 1834 Wheaton v. Peters case.

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Related documents in this database:
1790: Copyright Act
1828: H.R. 140 Committee Bill
1828: H.R. 140 Consolidated Bill
1831: Copyright Act

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Year: 1802

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Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library

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U.S. Congress

U.S. Copyright Act 1790, 1 Stat. 124 (1790)
U.S. Copyright Act 1802 (Amendment of 1790 Act), 2 Stat. 171 (1802)

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books, protected subject matter
engravings, protected subject matter
learning, the advancement of
maps, protected subject matter
penalties, paid to author(s)
penalties, paid to fiscal authorities
states, US

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