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United States copyright law for photographs signed into law

James Buchanan, engraving, circa 1860, detail
03/03/1861
President James Buchanan signed the new federal copyright law governing photographic images. It had been passed through the Congress the day previously. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 201.

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