Today in Copyright History: 1/19

On January 19, 1880, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Selden v. Baker that even though copyright law protects the expression of an idea, it does not protect the idea itself.  The ruling influenced many subsequent court decisions and copyright doctrines.

 Mathew Brady [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Mathew Brady [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.