Master in Chancery Report, Massachusetts (1841)

Source: National Archives, Northeast Region Facility RG 21 USCC MA, October Term 1841, at 10/2/8 Box 117.

Master in Chancery Report, Massachusetts (1841), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Folsom v. Marsh, Master in Chancery Report

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The report of the Master in Chancery appointed to compare the two works in the copyright infringement case of Folsom v. Marsh.

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  • Tehranian, John. 'Et Tu, Fair Use? The Triumph of Natural-Law Copyright.' 38 U.C. Davis Law Review 465 (2005).

  • Reese, Anthony R. 'The Story of Folsom v. Marsh: Distinguishing Between Infringing and Legitimate Uses.' In Intellectual Property Stories, eds. Jane C. Ginsburg and Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss. New York: Foundation Press, 2006, 259.

  • Culver, Michael. 'An Examination of the July 8, 1838 Letter from Harriet Martineau to United States Supreme Court Joseph Story As It Pertains to United States Copyright Law.' 32 J. Copyright Soc'y 38 (1984).

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1841: Folsom v. Marsh

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Year: 1841

Location: Massachusetts

Language: English

Source: National Archives, Northeast Region Facility RG 21 USCC MA, October Term 1841, at 10/2/8 Box 117.

Persons referred to:
Adams, John
Allen, Paul
Almon, John
Bancroft, Aaron
Folsom, Charles
Gordon, Rev. William
Heath, William
Hillard, George Stillman
Jay, John
Jefferson, Thomas
Johnson, William
Knox, Henry
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Motier, Marquis de
Marsh, Bela
Marshall, John
McHenry, James
Pitkin, Timothy
Randolph, Edmund Jennings
Sparks, Jared
Thacher, James
Upham, Rev. Charles Wentworth
Washington, George

Places referred to:
New York

Cases referred to:
Folsom v. Marsh (1841), Cir. Ct. Mass.

Institutions referred to:
Massachusetts Circuit Court


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