Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who producos, by his own intellectual labor applied to the materials of his composition, an arrangement or compilation new in itself. Atwill v. Ferrett, 2 Blatchf. 39, Fed. Cas. No. 640; Nottage v. Jackson. 11 Q. B. Div. 637; Lithographic Co., v. Sarony, 111 U. S. 53, 4 Sup. Ct 279, 28 L. Ed. 349.