The Law Relating to Works of Literature and Art: Embracing the Law of Copyright, the Law Relating to Newspapers, the Law Relating to Contracts Between Authors, Publishers, Printers, &c., and the Law of Libel; with the Statutes Relating Thereto, Forms of Agreements Between Authors, Publishers, &c., and Forms of Pleading
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Page 244 - States, or resident therein, who shall be the author, inventor, designer, or proprietor of any book, map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, cut, print, or photograph or negative thereof, or of a painting, drawing, chromo, statue, statuary, and of models or designs intended to be perfected as works of the fine arts...
Page 385 - York (Beet. 29) defines libel to be " a false and unprivileged publication by writing, printing, picture, effigy, or other fixed representation to the eye, which exposes any person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or obloquy, or which causes him to be shunned or avoided, or which has a tendency to injure him in his occupation.
Page 429 - A communication made bona fide upon any subject-matter In which the party communicating has an interest, or in reference to which he has a duty, is privileged if made to a person having a corresponding interest or duty, although it contain criminatory matter, which, without this privilege, would be slanderous and actionable...
Page 737 - ... credit, and to bring him into public scandal, infamy, and disgrace...
Page 12 - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vesting the Copies of printed Books in the Authors or Purchasers of such Copies during the Times therein mentioned...
Page 333 - If people should not be called to account for possessing the people with an ill opinion of the government, no government can subsist. For it is very necessary for all governments that the people should have a good opinion of it.
Page 319 - AN ACT FOR PREVENTING THE FREQUENT ABUSES IN PRINTING SEDITIOUS, TREASONABLE AND UNLICENSED BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS, AND FOR REGULATING OF PRINTING AND PRINTING-PRESSES (14 Car.
Page 247 - ... without the consent of the proprietor of the copyright first obtained in writing, signed in presence of two or more witnesses...
Page 681 - British dominions, for sale or hire any printed book first composed or written, or printed and published in any part of the United Kingdom wherein there shall be copyright, and reprinted in any country or place whatsoever out of the British dominions : And...