If memory serves me correctly this occurred when the Dead Sea scrolls were unveiled to the public. At first it was said to be undecipherable by the Father in custody of the scrolls. He passed photo copies to another professor for advice. He broke his confidence and leaked it to the public. Within months they were fully deciphered!
Did you know there was no copyright protection for Beethoven Brahms, Bach in their time. Could that possibly have been the inspiration for greater and greater creations?