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Copyright Goes Philosophical

"The Creation of Adam," by Michelangelo; The Granger Collection—Photo illustration by Ellen Winkler

January 29, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

If God hadn't felt confident that he'd maintain copyright control over Creation, would he have sat on his hands for six days? True, his control presumably runs for the life of the author plus eternity—which may be the same thing in his case—but...

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