H.R. 9 (Ingersoll Bill), Washington D.C. (1844)

Source: Library of Congress: H.R. 9, 28th Cong. 1st Sess. (January 3, 1844).

H.R. 9 (Ingersoll Bill), Washington D.C. (1844), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
A Bill Relating to Copyright H.R. 9

Full title original language:

A Bill submitted by C. J. Ingersoll. As part of the Bill's attempt to reform the Copyright Act a public performance entitlement for dramatic works was proposed. The Bill never passed and a public performance entitlemnt for dramatic works was legislated only in 1856.

Commentary: No commentaries for this record.

  • McConachie Bruce A., Melodramatic Formations: American Theater and Society, 1820-1870. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.

  • Foust, Clement E. The Life and Dramatic Works of Robert Montgomery Bird. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1919.

  • Bradley, Edward Sculley. George Henry Boker, Poet and Patriot. London: Oxford University Press, 1927.

Related documents in this database:
1841: S. 227 (Dramatic Works Public Performance Bill)
1856: Copyright Act Amendment

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1844

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress: H.R. 9, 28th Cong. 1st Sess. (January 3, 1844).

Persons referred to:
Ingersoll, Charles Jared

Places referred to:
Columbia District

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Library of Congress
U.S. Congress
U.S. District Courts

U.S. Copyright Act 1790, 1 Stat. 124 (1790)
U.S. Copyright Act 1802 (Amendment of 1790 Act), 2 Stat. 171 (1802)
U.S. Copyright Act 1831, 21st Cong., 2d Sess., 4 Stat. 436

applied art, protected subject matter
dramatic works, protected subject matter
dramatico-musical works, protected subject matter
duration, post mortem term
music, protected subject matter
property theory
public performance
sculpture, protected subject matter

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