If the owner of a product of the mind does not make it public, any other person subsequently and originally producing the same thing has the same right therein as the prior author which right is exclusive to the same extent against all persons except the prior author or those claiming under him.

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 43-43-5

  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2

Source: CivC 1877, § 574; CL 1887, § 3197; RCivC 1903, § 890; RC 1919, § 488; SDC 1939, § 51.0808.