An Act for the Encouragement of Literature and Genius: Noah Webster and the Country’s First Copyright Law

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:47Noah Webster, one of Connecticut's most well-known inhabitants, author of the famous Blue Back Speller, was also an extremely influential force for copyright protection for authors. In fact, his advocacy led directly to the first copyright law in the nation - passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1783.  Webster, who in the early 1780s was a school...
Read More