Copyright Act of 1790 Law and Legal Definition

The Copyright Act (“Act”) of 1790 requires registration of a work to receive copyright protection. The Act provides the author with sole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing and vending. This right was granted by the Act for a term of 14 years. The authors were also given right to renew the same for one additional 14 years term.

This Act was borrowed from 1709 British state of Anne.