The Influence of Washington’s Farewell Address on the American Intellectual Property Debate in the Late 19th Century

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  • Michael B. McNally University of Western Ontario

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https://doi.org/10.29173/cais781

Abstract

A content analysis of the Congressional Record and U.S. diplomatic correspondences relating to the negotiation of the Paris and Berne Conventions in the late 19th century reveals that American officials advanced business interests in accordance with Washington’s Farewell Address ahead of the constitutional mandate to promote the arts and sciences.

Une analyse de contenu du Congressional Record et de la correspondance de la diplomatie américaine concernant la négociation des Conventions de Paris et de Berne à la fin du XIXe siècle révèle que les haut responsables américains ont fait passer les intérêts commerciaux des États-Unis, conformément au discours d’adieu de Washington, devant le mandat constitutionnel de promouvoir les arts et les sciences. 

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Published

2013-10-23

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McNally, M. B. (2013). The Influence of Washington’s Farewell Address on the American Intellectual Property Debate in the Late 19th Century. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais781

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