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A statute passed by the General Court of Connecticut in the USA in 1783, under the title "An Act for the...............

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A statute passed by the General Court of Connecticut in the USA in 1783, under the title "An Act for the Encouragement of Literature and Genius" was the first in the USA to legislate for what?

posted Jan 10 by Simranjeet Singh

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Copyright protection
Other states followed, and the first Federal Copyright Act was passed in 1790, its stated object being the "encouragement of learning". The legislation owed much to efforts of lawyer and educationalist Noah Webster, Jr, who was writing a series of educational books, including the eventual best-seller "Blue-Backed Speller". Protection in this early legislation was for a maximum of 21 years in some states or as few as 5 years in another, and limited to literary works.

answer 6 days ago by Samardeep Acharya
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