Alexander Donaldson

Standard Name: Donaldson, Alexander


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In the copyright row provoked by unauthorised reprints by the Edinburgh publisher Alexander Donaldson , CM began by asking what practices would benefit literature, and concluded that publishers needed to be able to count on...


21 February 1774: The House of Lords decision Donaldson vs....

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21 February 1774

The House of Lords decision Donaldson vs. Becket put an end to the legality (based in common law) of perpetual copyright. The case was provoked by the pirating activities of Alexander Donaldson .


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