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All artwork released and/or distributed after May 22, 2008 contains invisible security mark in form of Authentic logo with artwork name and Edition number. Security mark can be viewed using UV light (black light) or counterfeit money detection device. Locations of security marks on front side of canvases are different for every edition.
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While governments had previously granted monopoly rights to publishers to sell printed works, the modern concept of copyright originated in 1710 with the British Statute of Anne. This statute first recognized that authors, rather than publishers, should be the primary beneficiary of such laws, and it included protections for consumers of printed work ensuring that publishers could not control their use after sale. It also limited the duration of such exclusive rights to 28 years, after which all works would pass into the public domain.
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