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Thursday, November 6, 2014

"The most important elements of any civilization include its independent creators."

Abraham Kaminstein
"The basic purpose of copyright is the public interest, to make sure that the wellsprings of creation do not dry up through lack of incentive, and to provide an alternative to the evils of an authorship dependent upon private or public patronage. As the founders of this country were wise enough to see, the most important elements of any civilization include its independent creators - its authors, composers and artists - who create as a matter of personal initiative and spontaneous expression rather than as a result of patronage or subsidy."

~Abraham Kaminstein, 1965, Former head of the U.S. Copyright Office.

I found this yesterday researching copyright law.  Just thought I'd share. Greg

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