International Copyright Bill, Washington D.C. (1872)

Source: Library of Congress: S. 688, 42nd Cong., 2nd Sess., (February 21, 1872).

International Copyright Bill, Washington D.C. (1872), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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S. 688 A Bill for the securing to authors in certain cases the benefit of international copyright

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A Senate Bill that attempted to create international copyright protection. The Bill that was never passed was part of the effort to introduce international copyright protection to the United States that was renewed after the Civil War.

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  • Clark, Aubert J. The Movement for International Copyright in Nineteenth Century America. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1960.

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1837: Senate Report
1853: Letters on International copyright
1873: Committee on the Library Report
1886: Committee on Patents Report
1888: The International Copyright Bill
1891: International Copyright Act (The Chace Act)
1896: The Question of Copyright

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Year: 1872

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress: S. 688, 42nd Cong., 2nd Sess., (February 21, 1872).

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Sherman, John

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