Comment: wrong again, Kinsella

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wrong again, Kinsella

There was a common law copyright, which was killed by the courts when copyright statures were passed, because statutory law (law of the State) trumps common law (private law) in the eyes of the State.

See here, for example:

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson