Committee on Patents Report, Washington D.C. (1886)

Source: Harry Ransom Center: 49th Cong., 1st Sess., 1886, S. 1188.

Committee on Patents Report, Washington D.C. (1886), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Report on the Bill S. 2496, From the Committee on Patents

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A report from the Committee on Patents to the Senate. The report recommends the legislation of international copyright protection and proposes a Bill to that effect. The report 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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Year: 1886

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: Harry Ransom Center: 49th Cong., 1st Sess., 1886, S. 1188.

Persons referred to:
Chace, Jonathan
Drake, Sir Francis

Places referred to:
Great Britain

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Institutions referred to:
Library of Congress
U.S. Congress
U.S. Senate

U.S. Constitutional Copyright Clause 1789
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
U.S. Copyright Amendment Act 1856, 11 Stat. 138
U.S. Copyright Amendment Act 1865 (extending copyright to photographs), 13 Stat. 540, c.126
U.S. Patent Act 1790
U.S. Patent Act 1793, 1 Stat. 318-323
U.S. Patent Act 1800, 1, 2 Stat. 37
U.S. Patent Act 1832, 4 Stat. 162
U.S. Patent Act 1836, 5 Stat. 117

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