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SIX FACTS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHTS | Public Domain 4U

  1. The basis of the copyright concept is considered important to the growth of mankind.
  2. We must remember before the passage Statute of Anne in England in the 18th century there was no such concept as a copyright, or patent, of an idea or work of art. With the advent of the printing press and the proliferation of books, authors’ works required protection, for the creators of these intellectual properties could be rightly recognized and compensated.
  3. This concept makes more sense today. Without ownership of ideas, there is no way to offer incentives to create anything new.
  4. The copyright vests in the creator.
  5. This concept is essential to the existing growth of copyright law.
  6. The basis of the copyright was included in the constitution of the United States, and the first copyright law was enacted shortly after the constitution was ratified.