Baker v. Selden,
101 U.S. 99 (1879)

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Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879)

Baker v. Selden

101 U.S. 99


1. A claim to the exclusive property in a peculiar system of bookkeeping cannot, under the law of copyright, be maintained by the author of a treatise in which that system is exhibited and explained.

2. The difference between a copyright and letters patent stated and illustrated.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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