Bleistein's Brief, Washington D.C. (1902)

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Bleistein's Brief, Washington D.C. (1902), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. United States, Brief on behalf of Plaintiff in Error

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Brief of plaintiff in error in Bleistein v. Donaldson submitted to the Supreme Court.

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  • Zimmerman, Diane Leenheer. 'The Story of Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Company: Originality as a Vehicle for Copyright Inclusivity.' In Intellectual Property Stories, ed. Jane C. Ginsburg and Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss. New York: Foundation Press, 2006.

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1899: Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., District Court Decision
1900: Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., Circuit Court Decision
1902: Bleistein: Donaldson Lithographing Co. Brief
1902: Bleistein: Three Posters
1903: Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co.
1903: Bleistein: Cartoon

Author: N/A

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1902

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: University of Texas School of Law Tarlton Law Library MICROFILM CABINETS 19-21

Persons referred to:

Abbey, Edwin Austin
Alexandre, Arsène
Bandlow, August
Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent
Bleistein, George
Bradley, William Henry
Briesen, Arthur von
Chéret, Jules
Clermont-Ganneau, Charles Simon
Clifford, Nathan
Columbus, Christopher
Cotton, Sir Henry
Cox, Kenyon
Crane, Walter
Day, Francis
Deady, Matthew Paul
Donaldson, William M.
Drone, Eaton Sylvester
Evans, Walter
Ffoulkes, Charles John
Grasset, Eugène Samuel
Herkomer, Sir Hubert von
Herod, the Great
Hiatt, Charles
Hogarth, William
Irving, Washington
Jefferson, Thomas
Kittredge, Edmund W.
Lacombe, Emile Henry
Lalanne, Maxine
Linton, Sir James Dromgole
Lurton, Horace Harmon
Marks, Henry Stacey
McCarter, Henry
Millais, Sir John Everett
Miller, Samuel Freeman
Penfield, Edward
Poynter, Sir Edward John
Putnam, William LeBaron
Rhead, Louis John
Rudolf, John A.
Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth, née Beecher
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Marie Raymond de
Velasquez, Diego de Silva y
Walker, Albert Henry
Walker, Frederick
Wallace, Benjamin E.
Wallace, William James
Wilcox, Ansley
Wilde, Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills
Willette, Adolphe-Léon

Places referred to:
Buffalo, New York
Covington, Kentucky
New York
Peru, Indiana

Cases referred to:
Black et al. v. Henry G. Allen Co. (C.C.D. NY 1889)
Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. (C.C.D. KY. 1899)
Blume v. Spear, 30 F. 629, 631 (C.C.D. N.Y. 1887)
Bolles v. Outing Co., 175 U.S. 262 (1899)
Boucicault v. Hart, Fed. Cases, No. 1692 (1875)
Brightly v. Littleton, 37 Fed. Rep. 103 (C.C.D. Pa. 1888)
Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony 111 U.S. 53 (1883)
Callaghan v. Myers, 128 US 617 (1888)
Carlisle v. Colusa County, 57 Fed. 979 (C.C.D. Cal. 1893)
Carte v. Evans, 27 F. 861 (C.C.D. Mass. 1886)
Church v. Linton, 25 Ont. Rep. 121 (Canada, 1894)
Daly v. Palmer, 6 F. Cas. 1132 (C.C.S.D.N.Y. 1868)
Drury v. Ewing (1862), 1 Bond's Rep., 540
French v. Kreling, (C.C.D. Cal., 1894)
Hegeman v. Springer, 110 F. 374 (2d Cir. N.Y. 1901)
Henderson v. Tompkins, 60 F. 758 (C.C.D. Mass. 1894)
Higgins v. Keuffel, 140 U.S. 428 (1891)
J.L. Mott Iron Works v. Clow, 82 F. 316 (7th Cir. 1897)
Lawrence v. Dana, 15 F. Cas. 26, 51 (C.C.D. Mass. 1869)
Little v. Gould (1852), 2 Blatch., 165
Marsh v. Warren, 4 Am. Law Times, N.S., 126
Martinetti v. Maguire, 16 F. Cases 920 (C.C.D.Cal. 1867)
Nottage v. Jackson, 11 Q.B.D. 627 (1883)
Palmer v. De Witt (1872) 47 N. Y. 532-536
Prince Albert v. Strange (1849), 1 Hall & T., 18 L.J. Ch. 120
Reed v. Carusi, 20 Fed. Cas., No. 11642 (1845)
Richardson v. Miller, 20 Fed. Cas. 723, No. 11,791 (C.C.D. Mass. 1877)
Rock v. Lazarus (1872), L. R. 15 Eq. 104
Scribner v. Clark, 50 F. 473 (C.C.D. Ill. 1888)
Sweet v. Benning (1855) 16 C.B. 459
Thompkins v. Halleck 133 Mass. 32 (1882)
Trade Mark Cases, 100 U.S. 82 (1879)
Yuengling v. Schile, 12 F. 97 (C.C.D.N.Y. 1882)

Institutions referred to:
Charles Scribner & Co., American publishing firm
Kentucky District Court
Library of Congress
Louvre Museum
Patent Office, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Congress
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District
U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Constitutional Copyright Clause 1789
U.S. Copyright Act 1790, 1 Stat. 124 (1790)
U.S. Copyright Amendment Act 1895 (penalties for infringement of copyright in photographs and fine art), 28 Stat. 965
U.S. International Copyright Act, 1891 (Chace Act)
U.S. Print and Label Law, Amendatory Act of June 18, 1874, 18 Stat. 78

authorship, theory of
employer/employee relations
engravings, protected subject matter
immoral works
ownership, corporate
photography, protected subject matter

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