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COPY. A copy is a true transcript of an original writing.
     2. Copies cannot be given in evidence, unless proof is made that the originals, from which they are taken, are lost, or in the power of the opposite party; and in the latter case, that notice has been given him to produce the original. See 12 Vin. Abr. 97; Phil. Ev. Index, h.t.; Poth. Obl. Pt. 4, c. 1, art. 33 Bouv. Inst. n. 3055. 3. To prove a copy of a record, the witness must be able to swear that he has examined it, line for line, with the original, or has examined the copy, while another person read the original. 1 Campb. R. 469. It is not requisite that the persons examining should exchange, papers, and read them alternately. 2 Taunt. R. 470. Vide, generally, 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3106-10; 1 Stark. R. 183; 2 E. C. L. Rep. 183; 4 Campb. 372; 2 Burr.1179; B.N.P.129; 1 Carr. & P. 578. An examined copy of the books of unincorporated banks are not, per se, evidence. 12 S. & R. 256. See 13 S. & R. 135, 334; 2 N. & McC. 299.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It is a paradoxical aura, which resides in a reproducible binary code that is limitlessly copyable (although illegible to humans) and that, depending upon the device in which it is embodied, makes its effective presentation contingent, ephemeral.
(55) has scanned a diffuse archive of copyable original sources and anti-government commentary, filled with a serendipitous collection of things not online elsewhere, including, for example, Joseph Story's Commentaries on the Constitution.
These new provisions would recognize that, although executable code is not a traditional form of human-readable "expression" within the meaning of copyright, the work invested into non-literal and easily copyable embodiments of a "process" is worthy of protection and that such protection should be of minimal burden to the public.
The 16th edition includes new and revised indications for numerous drugs; updates of available dosage forms and strengths; time-to-peak plasma level in comparison charts; effects of drugs in renal/hepatic disorders; the latest information on drug interactions; and copyable patient information sheets.
They're recipes, basically, and wherever there are recipes made up out of parts that are copyable, you have a stabilizing influence.
Open source--whose better-known implementations include the Linux operating system, the Apache webserver and the OpenOffice desktop suite--ships with complete source code and is freely copyable and redistributable.
It's downloadable, copyable, clipable and insertable, and a lot of it has no attribution."