Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879) (full-text).
Factual Background Edit
The plaintiff copyrighted a treatise setting forth a particular system of bookkeeping that included unique forms for recording information. Plaintiff alleged copyright infringement by defendant's substantially similar forms.
U.S. Supreme Court Edit
The Supreme Court held that
|“||blank account-books are not the subject of copyright; and that the mere copyright of Selden's book did not confer upon him the exclusive right to make and use account-books, ruled and arranged as designated by him and described and illustrated in said book.||”|
- ↑ Id. at 107.