The Original 1703 Right of Copy

1703 Right of Copy

This is a reproduction of the original 1703 Right of Copy. Queen Anne granted Oxford the right to publish Clarendon’s History for 14 Years.

Yes. 14 Years. Just think of all the work between 1924 and… 1986 that would be part of the Public Domain

via http://blog.mises.org/12151/the-right-of-copy-a-courtly-privilege