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Bach v. Longman
Barnett v. Glossop
Baskett v. the University of Cambridge
Beckford v. Hood
Bently v. Foster
Blackwell v. Harper
Brooks v. Cock -
Bramwell v. Halcomb
Carnan v. Bowles
Carr v. Hood -
Cary v. Longman
Chapell v. Purday
Clementi v. Goulding
Clementi v. Walker
Coleman v. Walthen
Cumberland v. Planché
De Pinna v. Polhill
Donaldson v. Beckett
Du Bost v. Beresford
Earl of Granard v. Dunkin

v. Eaton
Fores v. Johnes -
Giles v. Wilcox -
Grierson v. Jackson
Guichard v. Mori
Gurney v. Longman
Harrison v. Hogg
Hime v. Dale
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King v. Clement
King v. Fleet
King v. Reed -
Lawrence v. Smith
Lewis v. Fullarton
Millar v. Taylor
Murray v. Benbow
Murray v. Elliston
Nightingale v. Stockdale
Planché v. Braham
Pope v. Curl -
Power v. Walker
Roper v. Streater
Roworth v. Wilkes
Saunders v. Smith
Sayer v. Dicey
Sayre v. Moore
Smith v. Shaw
Southey v. Sherwood
Strahan v. Newberry
Sweet v. Cater -
Sweet and others v. Shaw
Thompson v. Stanhope -
Thompson v. Symonds -
Trusler v. Murray
University of Cambridge v. Bryer
Walcot v. Walker
Watts v. Frazer
White v. Geroch
Wilkins v. Aikin

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A TREATISE

ON THE

LAW OF COPYRIGHT.

CHAPTER I.

COPYRIGHT IN LITERATURE.

COPYRIGHT DEFINED.

“There is,” says Blackstone (Comm. vol. ii. p. 405.), “ a species of property, which (if it subsists at common law), being grounded on labour and invention, is more properly reducible to the head of occupancy than any other; since the right of occupancy itself is supposed by Mr. Locke, and many others, to be founded on the personal labour of the occupant. And this is the right which an author may be supposed to have in his own original literary compositions : so that no other person, without his leave, may publish or make profit of the copies. When a man, by the exertion of his rational powers, has produced an original work, he seems to have clearly a right to dispose of that identical work as he pleases; and any attempt to vary the disposition he has made of it, appears to be an infringement of that right. Now the identity of a literary composition

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