A Carefully Argued 1851 Opinion on Copyright Law in New York Conkling, Alfred [1789-1874]. Opinion of the Hon. Alfred Conkling, District Judge of the United States for the Northern District of New York Sitting in the Circuit Court of the United States: Upon the Question of Copyright in Manuscripts, In the Case of Little and Company Against Hall, Gould and Banks, Respecting the Fourth Volume of Comstock's Reports. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1852. 33 pp. Octavo (8-1/4"x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling to exterior, moderate toning to text, minor stain to verso of final leaf. $450. * Only edition. This was one of Judge Conkling's last opinions. In August 1852 he resigned from the bench after President Fillmore appointed him ambassador to Mexico. His opinion examines closely the law of copyright in New York State. He enjoins the defendant from publishing Comstock's Reports. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11504.
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