"Secure": a verb: (1) to relieve from exposure to danger : (2) act to make safe against adverse contingencies : (3) to put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving.
QUOTE: "Congress shall have power . . . To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." --U.S. Constitution, article I, section 8, clause 8
ACTION by Congress: HR 1908