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French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges, Paris (1777)

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22073 n° 146

French Decree of 30 August 1777, on the duration of privileges, Paris (1777), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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in order to provide emoluments for the inspectors and
other individuals dedicated to the handling of books.

      Within two months of their being granted, these
permits shall be entered upon the register of the Chamber
of Syndicates in the quarter of residence of the individuals
who obtain them, on pain of being held null and void.

      Since it is his wish to treat favourably those who have
obtained privileges or their continuation prior to this ruling,
His Majesty requires that such individuals present the titles
which establish their rights to the honourable le Camus de
Néville, Master of Requests; this must be done within a maximum
interval of two months, in the case of booksellers and printers
located in Paris, or of three months, in the case of the
provinces. His Majesty gives M. le Camus de Néville the task
of reporting to the Chancellor or Keeper of the Seal, who will,
where necessary, issue a final and definitive privilege.

      After the expiration of the said interval of two months
for the booksellers and printers of Paris, and three months for
those in the provinces, those who have not presented their
titles should expect no continuation of their privilege.

      The present ruling does not affect the traditional diocesan
privileges or similar privileges. His Majesty commands that the
present ruling be recorded by all Chambers of Syndicates, printed,
published and posted wherever necessary. Made in the King’s
Council of State, in the presence of his Majesty, at Versailles
this 30 August 1777. Signed AMELOT.


From the printing-office of Lottin Sr, Printer and Book-
seller to the King and the City, rue St Jacques, near St Yves
Church, "au Coq et au Livre d'or"; 1777.


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