Equitable Infringement Remedies Before 1800
Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law, Chapter 11, Edward Elgar Publishing (2016)
44 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2018 Last revised: 27 Apr 2020
Date Written: February 12, 2016
Using hundreds of manuscript records, this chapter reviews the remedies that were available to copyright and printing-patent holders in the Court of Chancery in England before 1800. It treats the two principal forms of equitable relief: injunctions and the disgorgement of a defendant’s profits.
Keywords: copyright, history, equity, equitable remedies, injunctions, profits, disgorgement
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