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Abstract

The article discusses various aspects of copyright law, including public domain, incentives, and rights. The author examines the expansion of U.S. copyright law protection since the court's decision in the case of Donaldson v. Beckett in 1774. He also delves into other topics such as creative minimalism, instrumentalism, and copyright scope limitations. In the author's opinion, the foundation of copyright law is based on the theory of providing incentives to people for their creative works.

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