A Development of Hungarian Copyright Law Until the Creation of the First Copyright Act (1793-1884)

In: Mira Sundara Rajan (Ed.): Cambridge Handbook on Intellectual Property in Central and Eastern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2019: p. 37-50.

13 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2016 Last revised: 1 Sep 2019

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Péter Mezei

Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory

Date Written: December 27, 2016

Abstract

The study attempts to outline the development of Hungarian copyright law from 1793 until the enactment of Act XVI of 1884. This study primarily focuses on Hungarian events; however, it is inevitable to set our sight beyond borders at points and evoke especially German, Austrian and French events which the Hungarians were paying undivided attention to as well. The chapters of the paper introduces the emergence of the concept of copyright law in the early 19th century, as well as the legislative proposals from the middle of the 19th century. Finally, the most important elements of the first copyright act of Hungary are also outlined.

Keywords: copyright, history of law, Hungary, 19th century, copyright legislation

JEL Classification: O34, K11

Suggested Citation

Mezei, Péter, A Development of Hungarian Copyright Law Until the Creation of the First Copyright Act (1793-1884) (December 27, 2016). In: Mira Sundara Rajan (Ed.): Cambridge Handbook on Intellectual Property in Central and Eastern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2019: p. 37-50.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2890496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2890496

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