“to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 der Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, bekannt als Copyright Clause, ermächtigt den United States Congress
This wise provision summarises in brief (nearly) all the essentials of intellectual property law. The object is to promote science and art, i.e. inventions as well as creations of artistic quality, but protection may be granted for a limited time only. T
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