Today in 1865, photographs and photographic negatives were added to protected works under U.S. copyright law.
Fifty years ago today, the Sound Recording Act of 1971 went into effect, extending federal copyright protection to sound recordings. A sound recording is a derivative work of the preexisting musical work, and to obtain a copyright in a sound … Continue reading →
Today in 1996, “24 Hours in Cyberspace” was the largest one-day online event up to that date. Time Magazine: “Rick Smolan’s 24 Hours In Cyberspace was supposed to be a round-the-clock, planet-spanning online party, a feel-good cyberfest celebrating the paradigm-shifting possibilities … Continue reading →
Today in 1846, the first telegraph link was established between New York City and Boston. From the AP Archives: “In the spring of 1846, Moses Yale Beach (1800-68), publisher of The New York Sun, establishes a pony express to deliver … Continue reading →
Today in 1971, the first warrant to search a computer was issued in San Jose, California.