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Copyright
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time...
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1710
4.10.1710
The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
1913
3.28.1913
Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1914
2.13.1914
Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
4.27.1914
Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1916
11.30.1916
Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1919
12.17.1919
Uruguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1920
4.30.1920
Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1922
2.9.1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1936
12.23.1936
Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1950
4.19.1950
Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1955
6.14.1955
Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1967
6.10.1967
Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
7.10.1967
Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1972
2.15.1972
Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1988
8.20.1988
Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1991
10.9.1991
Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1997
12.24.1997
The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.