Mazer v. Stein

347 U.S. 201 (1954)

The statuette at issue in this case is shown to the left. This piece, along with many other important items in the history of copyright law, is on exhibition at the Copyright Office in the Library of Congress. If you ever visit Washington, DC, be sure to stop by. Other exhibits include a printout of the first computer program ever copyrighted as well as an original copy of a script to one of the Star Wars movies. The Steins' company, Reglor of California, stopped production in 1975 after a factory fire.