Copyright Does Not Protect the American Author Campbell, John. Considerations and Arguments Proving the Inexpediency of an International Copyright Law. New York: William E. Dean, 1844. 24 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, light foxing to a few leaves. $150. * Only edition. Campbell argues that copyright does not protect the economic interests of American authors; it only restricts the distribution of their work. Thomas Adamson published a pamphlet-length response shortly afterwards. OCLC locates 3 copies (American Antiquarian Society, Harvard Business School, University of London). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7093.
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