This is a video from Thomas Edison’s motion picture studio of the first ever copyrighted film, The Blacksmith Shop, filmed by Edison’s assistant W.K.L. Dickson, and delivered to the Library of Congress for copyrighting in August of 1893. Granted it’s not a particularly exciting film, but historic nonetheless. Ah, August, 1893 — I remember it like it was yesterday. I was courting a lady but her family disapproved of our relationship. Mostly on account of my being an undead warlock and all.