Report, from the Committee on Patents, Washington D.C. (1838)

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: The Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, S. Rep. 494.

Report, from the Committee on Patents, Washington D.C. (1838), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Report, from the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office

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A report of the Committee on Patents on a proposed Bill for international copyright protection. The report surveys the various arguments for and against such protection and recommends against it.

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Year: 1838

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library: The Committee on Patents and the Patent Office, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, S. Rep. 494.

Persons referred to:
D'Israeli, Isaac
Egerton, Francis Henry, 8th Earl of Bridgewater
Henry, Matthew
Marshall, John
Nicholson, Peter
Ruggles, John
Scott, Sir Walter

Places referred to:
Great Britain
New York

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Institutions referred to:
Patent Office, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Congress
U.S. Senate

Statute of Anne, 1710, 8 Anne, c.19
U.S. Copyright Act 1831, 21st Cong., 2d Sess., 4 Stat. 436
U.S. Patent Act 1819

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