Ernest Miller pursues research and writing on cyberlaw, intellectual property, and First Amendment issues. Mr. Miller attended the U.S. Naval Academy before attending Yale Law School, where he was president and co-founder of the Law and Technology Society, and founded the technology law and policy news site LawMeme. He is a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
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June 9, 1790 - First Book Copyrighted in US - The Philadelphia Spelling Book
Posted by Ernest Miller
Two-hundred and fifteen years ago, the first book to be copyrighted (back then there was a little formality required) was entered at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Spelling Book, Arranged Upon a Plan Entirely New by John Barry. This was nine days after President George Washington signed the Copyright Act of 1790 on May 31, 1790.