Today in Copyright History: 6/9

225 years ago, on June 9, 1790, The Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry was registered in the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania as the first copyright entry under the newly-enacted Copyright Act of 1790.  The statutory term of protection was 14 years, with a renewal period of another 14 years.  Reposted from the History of Copyright Timeline at the U.S. Copyright Office.

 Public domain, via Library of Congress ( http://www.loc.gov/item/99172032/ ).

Public domain, via Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/item/99172032/).