Essay on the origin & progress of literary property, by Lord Dreghorn. Evidence given to the Royal commission on copyright in favour of royalty re-publishing. Extracts, notes, & tables illustrating these subjects, copyright of design, etc.-v. 2. Exposure of the patent system by M.M. Chevalier. Evidence from blue-books. 1829, 1851, 1864, 1865, 1871, 1872. Extracts & notes illustrating patents and copyright
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Page 225 - That not more than one million acres shall be located by such assignees in any one of the States : And provided further, That no such location shall be made before one year from the passage of this act.
Page viii - Realm, to the true and first Inventor and Inventors of such Manufactures, which others at the Time of Making such Letters Patents and Grants shall not use, so as also they be not contrary to the Law, nor mischievous to the State, by raising Prices of Commodities at home, or Hurt of Trade, or generally inconvenient...
Page 30 - Assigns, shall have the sole Liberty of printing and reprinting such Book and Books for the Term of fourteen Years, to commence from the Day of the first publishing the same, and no longer...
Page 102 - A capital therefore employed in the home trade will sometimes make twelve operations, or be sent out and returned twelve times, before a capital employed in the foreign trade of consumption has made one. If the capitals are equal therefore, the one will give four and twenty times more encouragement and support to the industry of the country than the other.
Page 34 - It was customary for the Lords of Privy Council to grant exclusive right to print and vend books for certain terms — being all that then existed as equivalent to our modern idea of copyright. Most generally, this right was given to booksellers and printers, and bore reference rather to the mercantile venture involved in the expense of producing the book, than to any idea of a reward for authorcraft.
Page 222 - ... advantage to American authors as a class, and would be not only an unquestionable and permanent injury to the manufacturing' interests concerned in producing books, but a hindrance to the diffusion of knowledge among the people and to the cause of universal education : that no plan for the protection of foreign authors has yet been devised which can unite the support of all or nearly all who .profess to be favourable to the general object in view ; and that, in the opinion of your Committee,...
Page 11 - Whereas printers, booksellers, and other persons have of late frequently taken the liberty of printing, reprinting and publishing, or causing to be printed, reprinted and published, books and other writings, without the consent of the authors or proprietors of such books and writings, to their very great detriment, and too often to the ruin of them and their families...
Page 6 - Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill, .according to the prayer of the said petition ; and that Mr. Lechmere * do prepare and bring in the same.
Page 275 - ... provisions of the copyright law (if any) in a colony, and. in case no adequate provision be made by re-publication in the colony or otherwise, within a reasonable time after publication elsewhere, for a supply of the work sufficient for general sale and circulation in the colony, a license...