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BOOK. A general name given to every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume.
     2. The copyright, (q. v.) or exclusive right to print and publish a book, may be secured to the author and his assigns for the term of twenty- eight years; and, if the author be living, and a citizen of the United States, or resident therein, the same right shall be continued to him for the further term of fourteen years, by complying with the conditions of the act of Congress; one of which is, that he shall, within three months after publication, deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the same to the clerk of the said district. Act of February 3, 1831. 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2223.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The senior U.S official urged South Sudan's first vice-president to ensure those who allegedly raped and looted humanitarian workers in Juba are brought to book.
Grey Trafficking should be controlled at the earliest and those allegedly involved must be brought to book", said Ms.
Jones said that the department had brought to book contractors operating without proper coverage for their workers.
Shouldn't the same rule of law apply to those business men and women, who are brought to book for breaching safety laws, leading to someone being seriously injured or killed, only for them to open up afresh, with a clean slate and nothing more than a slight name change?
Raja, as only a pawn in the 2G spectrum scam, Ms Jayalalithaa on Monday demanded that the kingpins of the scam be brought to book.
With the plethora of CCTV nowadays can't these people be brought to book? MRS D TODD, Teesside
If the rules were unambiguous right from the start, any MPs who cheated could have been easily brought to book and prosecuted like the rest of us would be in that situation.
I hope this will be concluded quickly and those people involved in incidents of violence are brought to book. Thugs need to get the message that their behaviour will not be tolerated.
It is time these abusers of blue badges were brought to book.
Ms Wandless said she was giving evidence at Newcastle Crown Court so those responsible would be brought to book.
The security services need to be brought to book on this one.
Though I wrote to the Chief Constable,and a witness was provided,not one single culprit was ever brought to book.