First U.S. Copyright for EMAIL, 1982

First U.S. Copyright for EMAIL, 1982, issued to Shiva Ayyadurai In 1982, the U.S. Copyright Office issued TXu 111-775, the first Copyright for EMAIL, to Shiva Ayyadurai. At that time, the only protection available for software was through Copyright. The U.S. intellectual property laws, at that time, treated software similar to music, art or literary work. The original Copyright application was submitted in 1980.

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