History of copyright

Today hundreds of people face copyright issues all the time.
The ideas that modern copyright is based on came from very distant times. The first law introducing the concept of copyright, the Statute of Anne, was passed in the UK in 1710. This Act introduced for the first time the concept of the author of a work being the owner of its copyrigh. Eventually the idea of copyright was adopted by laws of other countries, but copyright legislation remained uncoordinated at an international level until the 19th century.
The most important milestone in the history of copyright development is the adoption of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works in 1886. To this day, it remains an international standard.

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