Today in Copyright History: 1/1

On January 1, 1953, recording and performing rights were extended to nondramatic literary works.

Twenty-five years later, on January 1, 1978, the principal provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act, the fourth general revision of U.S. copyright law, took effect.

 By Carol M. Highsmith (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Carol M. Highsmith (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.