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L I B R A R Y OF CONGRESS

COPYRIGHT OFFKE

Report

Register of Copyrights

Fiscal Year 1913-1914

{Reprinted from the Report of the Librarian of Congress]

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTINO OFFICE
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PUBLlCATlONS OF THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE

The followil~g5 bulletins and circulus which have been issued by


the Copyright Office may be had free on request to the Rsorsrsa ow
COPYRIGH'CS, IABRARY OF CONGRBSS, WASHINOTON, D. C.:

RULLBTIN NO. 14.


The Copyright Law of the United States of America, being the
Act of March 4, 1909 (in force July I, I ~ O Q as
) , amended by the
Acts of August 24, 1912, March 2 , 1913, and March 18, 1914,
together with Rules for Practice and Procedure under Section as,
by the Supreme Court of the United States. 5a pp. 8'. 1914.

B ~ ~ U TNo.
I N IS.
Rules and Regulationsfor the registration of claims to copyright.
29 pp. 8'. 1914.

BULLETIN NO. 16.


Cop right in England. Act I and a Geo. 5. ch. 46. An Act to
amend and consolidate the law relating to oopyright, p-d
December 16, 1911. 54 pp. 8'. 1914.

I m r o ~ ~ a n oCIRCULAR
n NO. 4.
Iriternational Copyright Convention. Berne, 1886,and Amend-
ments agreed to at Paris, 1896. Also, additional protocol to Berlin
Convention, signed at Berne, March ao, 1914. 17 pp. 4'.

INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 4 A.


International Copyright Convention. Revised text, Berlin,
1908. 11 pp. 4'.
[Continued on third caged awCr.l!
PREFATORY NOTE
The usual reprint from the Report of the Librarian of
Congress of the Report of the Register of Copyrights for
the fiscal year 1913-14 is submitted herewith.
The judicial decisions construing the copyright Act of
March 4, 1909, have heretofore been printed in the annual
report of the Register of Copyrights, beginning with the
report for 1910-1 91I. I t seems desirable hereafter not to
include these decisions in the annual report, but to print
them separately. The decisions for I 913-14 have been
printed as Copyright Office Bulletin No. 17.
'I'HORVALD SOLBERG
Register of CopyrigAts
HSRBERT PUTNU
Libraybn of Congrczs
m
Receipts ....................................................
Expenditures ...............................................
Copyright entries and fees ....................................
Copyright deposits ..........................................
Copyright index and catalogue. bulletins. and circulars:
Index cards ..............................................
Catalogue of copyright entries .............................
Bulletins aad circulars ....................................
Foreign books deposited and listed in copyright catalogue ..
Summary of copyright business .................................
Condition of Copyright O5ce work:
(a) Current work ........................................
(b) Deposits received prior to July I. 1897 .................
Copyright legislation and international copyright relations:
Legislation-
Amendatory act of March 28. 1914 .....................
Copyright bills introduced ...........................
Panama-Pacific International Exposition ...............
Censorship of motion picturrs .........................
...........................
Copyright in artistic designs
International copyright relations-
Protocol to Berlin Convention ........................
Statistical summaries. Exhibits A to G ........................
Addenda:
.
I Copyright legislation. fiscal year 1913-1g14-
Act approved September 18. 19x3:Panama-Pacik In-
ternational Exposition ............................
Act approved March 28. 1914:Deposit of one copy only
of works by foreign authors. published abroad.......
Bills introduced-
.
H R . 15321.introduced April a. 1914.by Ban .
.
Frank B Willii ..............................
. .
H R 16238.introduced May a. 1914.by Ron Jd- .
.
f e r n M Levy ...............................
.
I1 Protocol to the InternationalCopyrightConvention.Ber-
lin. Novemher 13.1.908. dated March ao. 1914.........
Index ......................................................
REPORT OF THE REGlSTER OF COPYRIGHTS FOR THB
FISCAL YEAR I ~ I S - I ~
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 6,1914
SIR: The copyright business and the work d the Copy-
right Office for the fiscal year July I , 1913, to June 30, 1914,
inclusive, are summarized as follows:
RECEIPTS
The gross receipts during the year were $122,636.92. A F e a
balance of $8,309.55, representing trust funds and unfinished
business, was on hand July I , 1913, making a total of
$I 30,946.47 to be accounted for. Of this amount the sum of
$2,395.10 received by the Copyright Office was refunded as
excess fees or as fees for articles not registrable, leaving a net
balance of $128,551.37. The balance carried over to July I,
1914, was $8,332.12 (representing trust funds, $7,038.91, and
total unfinished business since July I , 1897-17 years-
$1,293.21)~ leaving fees applied during the fiscal year
1913-14, $120,21g.2~.
This is a considerable increase over the earned fees for the
previous fiscal year ($I 14,980.60)~and is the largest amount
paid into the Treasury for applied annuai fees since the Copy-
right Office was established. The yearly fees have more than
doubled since the reorganization of the office in 1897, reach-
ing above the one hundred thousand dollar mark during the
first year of operation under the new copyright law which
went into effect on July I, 1909. The annual net receipts
since July I, 1897, are:
1897-8. ............... $55,9a(i.50 19061................ $84,685. w
1898-9. ............... 58,267. w 1907-8............. 92,387. SO
rSw19oo. ............ 65,206. oo ............... 83,816.75
1900-1. .............. 63,687. so 1-10. .............. 104,64e
19". ............... 64,697. oo 1910-11. ............ 191 913.95
IF-3. ............... 68,874.50 1911-12. .............. 1161685.05
193-4. .............. 72,629.00 IPS-13............... 114,980.60
1904-5. ............... 78,058.00 1913-14. ............ x*o,axg. a5
19056. ............... 80, rg8. oo
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ihkrkr
The appropriation made by Congress for salaries in the
Copyright Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, I 914, was
$102,580. The total expenditures for salaries was $102,-
457.81, or 317,76 r .44 less than the net anlount of fees earned
and paid into the Trvasury during the corresponding year.
The expenditure for supplies, inclading stationery and other
articles and postage on foreign niail matter, etc,, was
$13299.59.
cOfiwm ' * - During the 17 fiscal years since the reorganization -of the
c r i b t ~ad/#&
Copyright
- - - Office (from July I , 1897, to June 30, 1914) the
total receipts have nearly-reached one and a half million
dollars ($I i492,767); the copyright fees applied and paid into
the Treasury have amounted to considerably more than a
million and a quarter dollars ($1,424,866.55); the articles
deposited number nearly three and a quarter millions
(3,237,287), and the total copyright registrations approach
two millions (1,820,381).
01 IQU The fees ($1,424,866.55) were larger than the appropriation
onrrohr*.
for salaries ($I ,201,1 I 5.92) used during the same period by
$220,750.63.
V* of In addition to this direct profit, a large number of the
ripar deborit8
3,237,287 books, maps, prints, and other articles deposited .
during the 17 ycars were of substantial pecuniary value and
of such a character that their accession to the Library of
Congress through the Copyright Office effected a saving to the
purchase fund of the Library equal in amount to their price.
COPYRIGHT ENTRIES AND PEES
R . 4 i r ~ ' ~ The registrations for the fiscal year numbered I 23,154. Of
these I 13,278were regstrations a t $I each, including a certifi-
cate, and 8,645 were registrations of photographs without
3 certificates, at 50 cents each. There were also I ,231 registra-
tions of renewals at 50 cents each. The fees for these regis-
trations amounted to a total of $118,216.
The number of registrations in each class from July I,
1913, to June 30, I 914, as compared with the number of
entries made in the previous year, is shown in Exhibit F.
Register of Copyriijhts I49

COPYRIGHT DFIPOSlTS

The various articles deposited in c o n ~ p l i a mwith the new Artid.# d * ~


copyright law which have been registered, stamped; in-a
dexed, and catalogued during the fiscal year amount to
220,001. The number of these articles in each class for the
17 fiscal years is shown in Exhibit G.
, "Iimiwim d8$& of
The copyright act which went into force on July I, ~ g o gn~byriou
provides f o r the gradual elimination of the accumulated
copyright deposits (see secs. 59 and Go).' During the year
books desired for the Library to the number of 4,988 vol-
umes have been transferred to the Library through the
Order Division. These volumes were in addition to the
"first" copies of copyright books sent as received f k m day
to day, numbering 13,755 for the fiscal year, thus making a
total of 18,743 books and pamphlets delivered t o the Li-
brary from the Copyright Office.
The act of March 4, ~ g o g(sec. 59), provides for the tran~-,~:,2~3''Z
fer to other governmental libraries in the District of Colum-uaariu
bia "for use therein" of such copyrigbt deposits as are not
required by the Library of Congress, and during the present
fiscal year 5,238 books were selected by tlie librarians and
thus transferred to the libraries of the Bureau of Education,
Bureau of Mines, Bureau of Standards, Department of Agri-
culture, Surgeon General's Office, Navy Department, En-
1 SBC.59. That of the artides deposited in the Copyright Officeunder the p r o v b h a
of the copyright laws of the United States or d this act, the Librarian of Conmess shall
determine what books and other articles shall be transferred to the permanent coll&iom
of the Library of Congress, including the law library, and what other books or articles
shall be placed in the reserve collections of the Library of Congress for sale or exchmgt
or be t r a n s l e r d to other governmental libraries in the District of Columbia for ume
thmin.
Sec. 60. That of any articles undisposcd of as above provided. together with all t i t h
and correspondence relating thereto, the Librarian dtongresa and the registsrd copy-
rights jointly shall. at suitable intervals, determine what of these received during my
period d years it is desirable or useful to preserve in the permanent hks d the Copy-
right Office. and, after due n o t i e as hereinafter provided. may within their discretiion
cause the remaining articles and other things to be destroyed: P r d d . That there rh.U
be printed in the Catalogue of Copyright Entries from February t o November. inclusive.
a statement of the years of receipt of such articles and a notice to permit any nutha.
copyright proprietor, or other lawful claimnut t o claim and remove Wore the adre-
tion of the month of December of that year anythiag found which relates to m y of bk
productions depmited or registered for copyright within the period of years stated, not
reserved or disposed of as provided for in this act: And idroviddfurlher. That no manu-
script of an unpublished work shall be destroyad during its term of copyright without
specific notice to the copyright proprietor of record, permitting him to daim md
remove it.
15 0 Report of the Librariun of Congress
gineer School Library, and the. Public Library of the Dis-
trict of Columbia.
R"f"m0fd6@oP. Under the provisions of the act of March 4, 1909, aathor-
ilr & w p ~ i g h l
d,,i,& ity is granted for the return to the claimant of copyright
of such copyright deposits as are not required by the Li-
brary. The notice required by section 60 has been printed
during the year for all classes of works deposited and regis-
tered during the years January I , 1900, to June 30, 1909,
but no requests have so far been received to enable the re-
turn of articles. On the other hand, in response to special
requests, 63 dramatic or musical compositions and I ,426
motion picture filins have been returned to the copyright
claimants, and of the current deposits not needed by the
Library of Congress the following have also been so returned,:
18,217 "books" (pamphlets, leaflets, etc.), 1,366 photo-
graphs, 18,942 prints, 6,399 contributions to periodicals,
7,875 periodicals; a total of 54,288 articles.
R e m f m at- In response to inquiries during the year froin the Card
i.r
Section, the Order Division, and the Reading Room, in
regard to 622 books supposed to be copyrighted hut not
found in the Library, it was discovered that 80 of these
works were already in the Library, 55 of the books had been
deposited and were still in the Copyright Office, 97 works
were either not published, did not claim copyright, or for
other reasons could not be deposited, and in the case of 190
works no answers to our letters of inquiry had been received
11p to June 30, 1914. Copies were received of 2 0 0 works in
all in response to request made by the Copyright Office
during the period of 12 months for works published during
recent years.
THB COPYRIGHT INDEX AND CATALOGUE, BULLETINS, AND
CIRCULARS

ldegt-ds The copyright registrations are indexed upon cards. The


cards made are first used as copy for the printed catalogue
and after printing are added t.o the permanent card indexes
of the copyright entries. The temporary cards made for the
printed indexes, etc., to the catalogue (numbering 159,421
during the fiscal year) are eliminated; the remaining cards
(130,226 for the fiscal year) are added to the permanent card
Register of Copyrights 151

indexes, now numbering considerably over 2,720,000 cards.


By revision and condensation 9,500 cards were canceled and
withdrawn from the indexes during the year.
The publication of the Catalogue of Copyright Entries c.lqbou r/
Copyrdl E e
has been continued, as required by law. For convenience
of search, the volumes are made to cover the works pub-
lished and deposited during the calendar year rather than
the fiscal year. Five volumes of the Catalogue of Copy-
right Entries were printed for the calendar year 1913, con-
taining a total of 7,679 pages, divided as follows: Part. I,
Group I , Books, volume 10, contains 1,590 pages of text
and 468 pages of index, a total of 2,058 pages; Part I,
Group 2, Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to periodicals,
lectures, dramas, maps, etc., volume 10, contains 1,283
pages of text and 599 pages of index, a total of 1,882 pages;
Part 11, Periodicals, volume 8, contains 368 pages of text
and 88 pages of index, a total of 456 pages; Part 111, Music,
volume 8, contains 1,757 pages of text and 851 pages of
index, a total of 2,608 pages; Part IV, Fine Arts, etc., vol-
ume 8, contains 614 pages of text and 61 pages of index, a
total of 675 pages.
Each part of the catalogue is sold separately at a nom- ~uhcrifilio*
inal annual subscription rate within the maximum p r i c e J " i c e o f ~ w
established by law, as follows:
Part I, Books, pamphlets, dramatic compositions, and
maps (two volumes), $ I ; Part 11, Periodicals, 50 cents;
b
Part 111, Musical compositions {a very bulky volume), $I ;
Part IV, Prints, including chromos and lithographs, photo-
graphs, motion pictures, and the descriptions of original works
of art-paintings, drawihgs, and sculpture-50 cents. The
price for the entire catalogue for the year is $3. The sub-
scriptions, by express provisions of the copyright act, are
required to be paid to the Superintendent of Documents . .
(Office of the Public Printer, Washington, D. C.), and all
subscriptions must be for the complete year for each part
desired.
During the fiscal year a new edition of the copyright law copvripu I .
was printed in order to include the provisions of the a m e n d - 2 ad*T
atory acts approved August 24, 1912, March 2, 1913, and
March 28, 1914, respectively, providing (I) for the copy-
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right registration of motion pictures; (a) for a more com-
plete certificate of copyright registration; (3) for the de-
posit of one copy in lieu of two copies in the case of for-
eign works published abroad. (Bulletin No. 14. March,
1914. 52pp. go.)
h f o t . d i o . cir- Information circulars were printed and distributed dur-
&a
ing the year as follows: The amendatory copyright act of
March 28, 1914, relating to the requirement of the deposit
of one copy only of works by foreign authors published
abroad (No. 52), with explanatory circulars in the French
and German languages (Nos. 40 and 41); the act of Sep-
tember 18, 1913, relating to the establishment of a branch
copyright office at the Panama-Pacific exposition (No. 51).
Fm&= b o o k 8 The considerable deposit of foreign books made under
dew
the operation of the present copyright law adds a new ele-
ment of value to the catalogue of copyrighted books.
More than four thousand volumes (4,320) were deposited
in 1913-14 of books printed in languages other than Eng-
lish, and nearly two hundred volumes (194) of books
printed abroad in the English language were registered
for ad interim protection.

Summary of Balance on hand. July I, 1913. ............ $81309.55


afiflioh' kdnessCross receipts, July I, 1913. to June 30,1914. 122,636.91
Total to be accounted for. .......... 1301946.47
Refunded. .............................. 2,395.10
Balance to be accounted for. ................... $1281551.37
Applied as earned fees. ....................
IZO,z 19. 2 5
Balance carried over to July I, 19x4:
Trust funds. ................$7,038.91
Unfinished brrJnessl July I,
1897. to June 30, 1914, 17
years. .................... I, 193.11
8,332. 1 2
, . ' ,:. ---- '28, 551.37
. %.
Total fees eumed and paid into the Treasury during the
17 yearsfrom July I, 1897, to June 30, 1914. .......... 1,424,866.55
Total unfinished business for 17 ye-.. ................ I, 293.11
, Register of Copyrights
R W S FOR FECAL Y8AR

Fees for registrations, including certificates


at $I each. ............................. $11~~~78.00
Fees for registrationsof photographs without
certificates, at 50 cents each............. 4322.50
Fees for registration of renewals, at 50 cents
each. ................................... 615.50
Total fees for registrations recorded. ............. $I18, 2 16. oo
Fees for certified copies of record, at 50
cents each. ............................ 507- SO
Fees for recording assignments. ............ I, 060. 00
Searches made and charged for at the rate of
50 cents for each hour of time consumed. . zoo.oo
Notices of user recorded (Music) .......... 128.75
Indexing transfers of proprietorship. ....... 107.00
2,oos. 2s
Total fees for fiscal yew 1913-14.. ............... r20,2:9. 25
--
ENTRISS
Number of registrations. ............................. 121,923 En&k
Number of renewals recorded. ......................... 1,a31
Total number of enGies recorded. ............... 123, 154
Number of certified copies of record. ..................1,015
Number of assignments recorded or wpied. ........,.... 738
The greater part of the business of the Copyright Office is cmr-~r-
done by correspondence. The total letters and p a d
received during the fiscal year numbered 143,853, while the
letters, certificates, parcels, etc., dispatched numbered
15I ,731. Letters received transmitting remittances num-
bered 45,701, including money orders to the number of
29,485. During the last 17 fiscal years the money orders
received numbered 439,065.

(a) Curreat work


At this date (July 6, 1914) the remittances received u p r ~ ~ ~ ~ f -
to the third mail of the day have been recorded. The
account books of the bookkeeping division a* written up
and posted to June 30, and the accounts rendered to the
Treasury Department are settled up to and including the
month of June, while earned fees to June 30, inclusive,
have been paid into the Treasury.
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All copyright applications teceived up to and including
June 30 have been passed upon and refunds made. The
unfinished business amounted on June 30, 1914, to $1,293.21.
Of this sum, however, more than.$~,ooo represented busi-
ness for the fiscal year, held awaiting answers to letters
from the Copyright Office in regard to informalities, etc.,
and less $300 represented the total unfinished business for
the previous 17 years from July I, I 897.
At the close of business on July 6, 1914, of the works
deposited for copyright registration up to and including
June 30 all had been recorded. There remained to be
indexed: Class A, Books, 778; Class E, Music, 1,6qq;
Class GI Fine Arts, 124; Class K, Prints, I I 2.
(6) Deposits received Hior to J d y I, 1897
Dcpon'Irpiorto During the fiscal year 1913-14 about 4,200 articles received
J prior to July I , 1897, were handled in the work of crediting
such matter to the proper entries. Of these articles 1,985
pieces (including 1,287 pamphlets and leaflets, 624 periodi-
cal contributions, and 74 miscellaneous articles) were cred-
ited to their respective entries and properly filed. Deposits
to the number of 2,284 pieces (pa'mphlets, leaflets, and
periodical contributions), previously 1Gd aside, have been
arranged in order to facilitate the process of locating
entries. In addition, about 19,600 printed titles filed prior
to July 8, 1870, have been arranged by classes (Books,
Music, Prints, Labels, etc.), to facilitate examination.
The examination of this old material becomes proportion-
ately slow and its identification more difficult as the remain-
ing material presents fewer clues under which search can
be made for possible entries. Meantime the pressure of
the current copyright business has been so great as to
oblige the transfer, from time to time, of the clerks from
the old unfinished material to the current work.
COPYRIGHT LBGISLATION AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT
RELATIONS

C o b i g u ~cp*. My last year's report contained a full and detailed state-


hlia,
ment of proposed amendments of the copyright act of
March 4, 1909, including all bills proposed during the fiscal
year. An important amendment of the copyright law was
Register of Copyrights IS5
enacted during this fiscal year, becoming law on March 28, A" of M ~ ~ '
d . 19x4
1914. By this amendment only one copy in lieu of two is
required to be deposited in the case of any work which has
been published in a foreign country by an author who is a
citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation. This amend-
ment was suggested by the Copyright Office,and a bill was
introduced in the House of Representatives by Mr. Oldfield
on December 5, 1 9 1 (H.
~ R. 9897,63d Cong., 2d sess.) ,I and
referred to the House Committee on Patents. The com-
mittee favorably reported the bill on January 15, 1914,' and
ori February 2 it passed the House. On February 3 i t was
received by the Senate; on February 4 it was read and re-
ferred to the Senate Committee on Patents. On March 24,
1914, the Senate passed the House act without amendment,
and on March 28, 1914, it received the President's approval.'
The text of this amendatory act is printed on page 179 of
this report.
On March 20, 1914, the Hon. Philip P. Campbell, of BdlH.R.x*
Kansas, reintroduced his bill4 providing for the suspension
of protection when any patent or copyright was owned, used,
or leased by any trust or monopoly. This is the same bill,
with minor changes, which was introduced by Mr. Campbell
on July 23, 1909 (H. R. I 1796 of 61st Cong., 1st sess.), the
text of which was printed in the Report of the Register of
Copyrights for ~gog-1910.
o n April 2 , 1914, Mr. Willis introduced a bill6 t o amend s c ~ ~ F 1 5 P n
section 5 (d) of the act of March 4, 1 9 9 , which specifies
1913 (December 3). A bill to amend d o n ra of the a d entitled "An act to a m e d
and consolidate the acts xespecting copyright." approved M a d 4. I- Presented by
Mr. Oldfield. H.R. bill No. 9897. Printed. a pp. 4*. { R d d to the C d t t e
on Patents.]
* 1914 (January IS). Acts respecting copyrights. Mr. Oldfield. from the Committcr
on Patents. ~ b m i t t e dthe following report (to aecompmy H. R. 9897). 63d tongfen.
ad lessia. H. R. Report No. 166. Printed. 3 pp. 8..
' 19x4 (March 18). An act to amend & t a of t h e act cntitkd "An act to pmQd
and consolidate the acts respecting copyright." approved March 4. I-. (Public. No.
78.) (H. R. 9897.) Printed. t p. 8..
4 1914 (March l o ) . A bill suspending the patent and copyright laws d the Unittd
States when a patent or copyright or any article or produd protected by patent orcopy-
right is wholly owned, used, or leased by any trust or monopoly in violation of the'-
of July a. rho, entitled "An act to protect tradeand cumme&against unlawful ~ s t r p l n t *
and monopolies. and all acts amendatory thereto." Presented by Mr.Campbell. H.R.
bill No. 14865. Printed. 3 pp. 4.. [Referred to the Committee on Patents.]
6 19x4 (April a). A bill to amend section s of an act entitled "An act to amsld md
consolidate the acts respecting copyright." approved March 4. I-. os amended by an
act appmved August a4.191a. P r ~ e n t e d byMr. Willi. H. R. bill No. t s a r . Printed.
b p . 4'. [Referred to the Committee on Patmts.1
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"dramatic or dramatico-musical compositions" as subject
matter of copyright, by adding the words "including the
brief synopsis, sketch, or scenario, or the descriptions of the
characters and actions to be depicted by motion-picture
photoplays." The text is printed on'pages 179-180 of this
report.
BillH.R.l*t@- On May 2, 1914, Mr. Levy introduced a bill * to amend
T n m k t i m , .d
copyn'P~. section 23 of the act of March 4, 1909, to provide by express
statement that at the end of the term of copyright no rights
shall exist in the copyright work or its title, and that no
suit shall thereafter be maintained to establish such rights.
The text is printed on page 180 of this report. No final
action has been taken on these three bills.
P O W - P ~ ~ ~ ~ C Early in the third session of the Sixty-second Congress, on
Ezpo+m December 19, 1912, President Taft's message to Congress
contained a paragraph concerning the importation of
. articles for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, reading as fol-
lows: "I recommend also such legislation as will facilitate
the entry'of material intended for exhibition and protect
foreign exhibitors against infringement of patents and the
unauthorize'd copying of patterns and designs."
On June 2, 1613, 8 bill was introduced i n the Senate by
Mr. Perkins,' and in the House on June 3, 1913, by Mr.
Kahn,' to provide for the free importation of articles in-
tended for the Panama-Pacific exposition and for the pro- .
tection of foreign exhibitors. On August I , the Senate bill
was reported and on the following day it was passed by the
Senate without amendment. This Senate act was referred
to the House Committee on Ways and.Means on August 5,
1913. On Auaust 22 an amended substitute bill was intro-
I 1914(May a). A b il to amend section 23 d the act entitled "An act to amend m d
l
consolidate the acts respecting copyright" approved March 4, I-. Presented by Mr.
Levy. H. R bid No. 16138. Printed. s pp. 4. [Refemd to the Committee on
Patents and ordered to be printed.]
' 191s(June a). A bill providing for the freeimportation d articles intended for fordgn
buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. and for the
protection ol foreign exhibitors. Presented by Mr. Perkina. S. bill No. -3. Printed.
4 pp. 4'. [Referred to theCommittceon Finuncr]
1913 (June 3). A bill providing for the free importation of artidea intended lor lo&
buildin- and exhibits at the Panama-Pacibc International Exposition, and for the
protection of bmpexhibitors. Presentedby Mr. Knhn. H.R. bill No. *. Printed.
4 w. 4'. [Rdemd to the Committee on W a n and M c ~ l u . 1
Register of Copyriglets 157

duced in the House of Represeatatives by Mr. Kahn,' sec-


tion 2 of which provides for the establishment of a branch
office under the direction of the Register of Copyrights and
the Commissioner of Patents at the Panama-Pacific Inter-
national Exposition a t San Francisco not later than July I,
1914, and to be maintained until the dose of the exposition.
The branch office was authorized to issue certificates of copy-
right, trade-mark, and patent proprietorship in the articles
imported and exhibited. This bill was reported on Septem-
ber 2 , 1913 was passed by the House on September 9, by
the Senate on September I I , and on September 18, 1913,
it received the President's approval." The text of this act
is printed on pages 177-178 of this report.
Several bills4 were introduced to amend this act of bp-
tember I 8, 1913, and several hearings took place before the
House Committee on Patents, beginning December 17, 1913;
but no further action has been taken on any of these amenda-
tory bills. The sundry civil appropriation bill contains an
appropriation of $30,om for the fiscal year 1914-1915, to
carry out the provisions of section 2 of the act, $15,ooo to
be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the
- -

1913 (August as). A bill providing for the free impbrtntion ol artidea intmded for
1
foreign buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. nnd for
the protection of foreign exhibitors. Presented by Mr. Kahn. X. R. bill No. rm5.
Printed. 5 pp. 4. [Referred to the Committee on Ways and Mennr.1
'1913 (Septemher 2 ) . Free importation of articles on exhibition at the Panama-
Pacific International Exposition. Mr. Underwood, from the Committee on Ways m d
Means, submitted the following report (to ac-mmpany H.R 7595). 63d ConOrrq rcrt
'session. H. R. report No. 65. Printed. 4 pp. 8..
1 1913 (September 18). An act p m v i d i i for the fm importation of articles intmded
for foreign buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. d
for the protection of foreign exhibiton. ( P u b k No. 14.) (H.R. rsg5.) Printed.
I m. 8..
1913 (December I). A bill to amend the act approved September 18. 1913,& t h
to the free importation of articles to be exhibited a t the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Presented hy Mr. Kennedy of Connecticut. H. R. bid No. 96m. Printed. I p. 4b.
[Referred to thecommittee on Ways andMe~ns.1
1913(December XI). A bill to amend an act approved September 18, rpq, m t i W
"An act providing for the free importation of articles intended for foreign building3 end
exhibits at the Panama-PadficlnternatimdExposition, and for the protection of lo&
exhibitors." Presented by Mr. BulkIw. H. R. bill No. 10310. Printed, 7 pp. 4*.
[Referred to the Committee on Patmts.]
I913 (December 16). A bill to give elTed to the provisions protecting copyright m d
designs of the act entitled "An act providing for the freeimportation of a h l e a intended
for foreign buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Paafic International Expodtioo end
for the protection of foreign exhibitors." approved September 18. 1913. Presented by
Mr. Oldfield. H. R. bill No. 10787. Printed. 5 pp. ..4 [Refemd to the Committec
on Paten4.1 '

730-15--3
' 158 Report of the Librarian of Congress
Interior, and $15,oooto be expended under the direction of
the Librarian of Congress.
cmmr"i# Three bills have be& introduced during the year to estab-
MtM #ihu#~
lish a federal motion picture censorship commission, each
of which provides that "no copyright-shall be issued for
any film which has not previously received the certificate
and seal of this commission."' No final action has taken
])lace.
COPYRIGHT I N ARTISTIC DESIGNS

In my last year's report I explained a t length the lack of


protection for artistic designs for articles of manufacture,
and suggested an amendment of the copyright law of the
United States to secure adequate protection for ornamental
designs for articles of manufacture; to provide suitable rerne-
dies in case of infringement, and to prescribe a sufficient but
reasonably economical registration in hehalf of the authors
of such designs and the manufacturers of such articles.
The year has brought to the Copyright Office considerable
additional evidence of the widespread need felt for such
legislation, and the belief that some action by Congress to
afford relief is reasonably demanded.
INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT RELATIONS

PrOhlbBw- NO presidential proclamations in relation to copyright


li r amvedou
were issued during the year. A Protocol to the Berlin In-
ternational Copyright Convention was signed a t Bcme,
Switzerland, on March 20, 19x4,upon the part of d the
countries of the International Copyright Union. This im-
portant modification of the text of the international con-
vention was proposed by Great Britain, and its adoption
1 1914 (March 18). A bill to establish an official notional censorship of motion picturn
in interstate and foreign commerce and in the District of Columbia and the TemtorLa
and all other places under national jurisdiction. Presented by Mr. Smith of Georgia.
S. bill No. 4941 Printed. 5 pp. 4. [Referred to the Committee on Education sad
Labor.]
1914(March q). A bill to create a new division ol the Bureau of Educaticm, to be
known as the Federal Motion Picture Commission, and defining its powera and duties.
Presented by Mr. Hughes of Georgia. H. R..bill No. 14805. Printed. 4 pp. 4'.
[Refemd to the Committee on E d u c a b . ]
1914(March 91). A bill to create a new division of the Bureau of Edumtion, to b e b u u n
as the Federal Motion Picture Commission. and defininp its powers and dutia. Re-
sented by Mr. Hughes of Georgia. H. R. bill No. 1 6 5 . Printed. 6 pp. 4*. . [Rdemd
to the Committee on Educath.]
Register of Copyrights 159
may lead to a discussion of the present unsatisfactory copy-
right relations between the United States and Great Britain
and Canada. The text of the protocol with an English
translation is printed on pages 181-182.
Respectfully submitted
THORVALD SOLBERG
Register of Copyrights
HERBERT PUTNAM
Librarian of Congress
EXHIBIT
A-.Statement of gross receipts, rejut&, net receipts, and fcos
appfikffor-fiscal year ending June 30, 2914

1915
July................................. SB,oog.og
August. ............................. p,a8s.bs
September.. ......................... Il,o+.SS
Octoba.............................. Io,x$r.o~
November........................... 8, s1a.s~
Dcccmk.. ......................... I l , b ~ +so
1914
Jmlurv. ............................ 14,041.3s. U+~I
Peb-... ......................... 9,349.35 1s6.q
MU&. .............................. 10,6rs. s~ 173.17
April. ............................... p,6a1.01 1pr.s8
May.. ............................... 9,675. ng . 89.50
June. ...........................
.... 9,7;8.6p 176.39

Total ..........................
Balance bmught forward fmm June 50. 191s .............................. I,-5s
Net receipts J u l y I . 1915. to June w. 1 9 ~ .
Gmss receim.. ..........................................S1aa,6sap
Less amount relundcd.. ................................. r . ~ p y 10
zao,a41.8¶

Total to be a-unted for.. ........................................


Q h h t fees applied July I , 1915, to J u n e ~ o ~, 9 1 4 .
Balance carried forward to J u l y 1.1914:
......... x w , r l p rs
I . ~ , s ~ I57
.

Tmst funda.. ............................................ t,o@ 91


Unlinished busins.. .................................... I, rr
lr4ss1-37
NOYR.-The usual annual summary of copyright decisions is
omitted, but will be printed asa Copyright Office bull&in.
moar'r
w .ab'l
WOOC'C
W d ' 1 otor
ss -w 6-1
oomb'l ec01
wwot'r LC01
WWI'C 9c0I
OO000'L PC01
a).L.C tc01
WDDO'F CCor
W'Q)C 'I rcor
WOOE'C lFor
wOOC1c or01
W q ' r
0s .ccz '1
w ws 'Z
w WC'C
*or WDDT'I
IS01 w wt 'I *I01
*so1 st .rag noz
nor wooC'z czor
csor W.mO4C ICOI
IS01 moop'r =or
osor W d ' l 6101
6tor Of .ItC 8101
*I WWILZ 1101
1-1 W.oog'1 9101
9-1 OODDO'C s1or
stor WDDT'I tror
*I -'-'=om crox
I
Register of Copyrights 161

Num- Num- I
Total

Inte

1913.
July.. ......
A u w t .....

October .....

1914-
..
....
April.. .....
May.. ......
June........

2iWKhI
In-

-
N* Feed da-
Month
5%
of
Fees,
at so
tie
for
ol
noticc trang
ms
$;a
cents user
d fer ol cents iea I,
each "'1~ P"
ord musrc urn Pne
tor
-

1 P
' 11
I3
113

xa
51
190
37
rQ

- 101

1,070
I 61 Report of the Librariam of Congras
EXHIBIT
D-Co#j*ight business (monthly cm+ari.son). Annual report
for the fiscal year from July I , 1913, to June p, 1914
COMPARATIVE MONTHLY STATEMENT OF GROSS CASH RECEIPTS.
EXECUTED BUSINESS. NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS. DAILY AVER-
AGES. E X

Month

19v I
J* ................................. $8,oopcq
Augcut.. ............................ 9,285. .65
September.. ......................... rr,om. 3s
Octokr. ., .......................... 10, rst.05
November.. ......................... 8, s n . 3 1
Deamba. .......................... at, 634 fo

ax4 i
JMUW.. ........................... ~ ~ 0 4 1 . 3 1 I,m.01 ............' 54401
Pebwry.. .......................... 9,~4p33 ............ 4,691. gg 40649
March............................... 10,b.s. 5s 1, a t 6 at............ 408 68
A d ................................ g,br1.01 ............ I,-% 3-04
Yay................................. 9,675.- s o 8 ............ 38f.01
J-. ............................... I 9,7aa@ s. 40I ............ 374.11

I Business executed

r9u
July.. ............................... $8, 4 *I.
August.. ............................ 8, w . 4 5
September. ......................... 8,b.t. so
October.. ........................... 11, B 7 . b
November.. ......................... 9 , 1 4 5 5
December. .......................... p,gsa 05
19x4
Jamln ............................. 464.
Febwry ............................ 9,175.85
March. ............................... 591.4
April.. .............................. 416 03
?day. ................................ 10,431. 50
June.. ...............................
Total.. ........................
Register of Cop-MkLs
EXHIBIT
D-Copyright business (monthly comparison). Annual reporf
for thejiscal year from Juiy I , 19x3, to June 30, 1 9 1 e n t i n u e d
COMPARATIVE MONTHLY STATBMENT OF GROSS CASH R X E I P T S .
'
EXECUTED BUSINESS. NUMBER O F REGISTRATIONS. DAILY AVER-
AGES, ETC.-Continued

Yonth
I Number of registrations
- --
Daily

I
1913
.................................
AU&USt. .............................
i375
I
I............. 1,450
............
j 3*r

S e t . ........................
October.. ........................... 1s,14a
1 ,............
1
.
42

4,189
............
4
.
3
356
4'37
November.. ......................... 9,- ............ 3,742 391
D-ber. .......................... 10,s4s 4s ............ I 394

I*-I...
1914
J P I I U . ~............................
..
...................
11~6~7
9,493
i
a.41. ...........
............ &I64
I. 4'37
413
.'.
YIVEh.. .... ..................... IO,@I 928 ............ 401
AM.. ............................... I O , ~ W 5s8 ............ 4aa
Yay.. ...............................
1 ............ 3sS 4=3
Jrme.. .............................. ............ 403

Total.......................... ....................................

EXHIBIT
E-Statement of gross cash receipts, business emcuted, nutnber of
registrations, efc., for 17 fiual years, 1897-98, 1898-g9. 18gp1poo.
I900-I90IP 1901-2, I90*3, 1903-4, 1904-5, 1905-6, 19067, 1907-8,
. 1 p 8 - p ~~ p g - 1 0 ,19x0-XI, 1911-12, xgrz-13, and r g r y r q
GROSS RECEIPTS

July. .......
AuSust.....
September..
October. ...
November..
December..
Janunw.. ..
Februaty ...
March......
April. ......
May. .......
June.. ...:: .
Total.
"54 Repmt of the Librarian of Congress
EXHIBIT
E-Statement of gross cask receipts, business executed, numher
of registrations, etc., for 17fiscalfiscalyears, eic.-Continued
GROSS RECEIPTS--Continued

Math 1 1903-4 1 1904-5 1. 1905-6 1 1906-7 1 1907-8 16


July.. ......I $5, s4a 30
August. .... Sr 7W 70
September.. 6,8**3~
October.. .. 6,mss
November.. 6 , o f i sp
December.. 77 695.. 47
January. ... 87946.60
February. .. 6, om. 61
March.. .... 7,311.90
April. ...... 6,806.66
May. ....... 6, 531.w
June.. ...... 6; 191. rp

J ulu..................... &, z u . 05
Auswt ................. 8,451. &
September. ............. 9~032.45
October. ................ 9,635.19
November.. .............
9,166.19
December. .............. r1, m.01
January.. ............... 11,1gBoa
Febnury ............... 8,4- pa
March.. ................. 9,912.31
April.. .................. 9,185. 51
May.. ................... 8,410-45
June.. .................. 9,471.95

I-
Total.............. 113,661. 0
Register of Copyrights 165
EXHIBIT
E-Statement of gross cash receipts, business execuled, number
of regwtrations, etc.,for 17fiscal years, eft.-Continued
BUSINESS EXECUTED
--- --- -. . -
.
I
Month I 1I
18- I
I
1&9-1900
I
1 1poo-1901 1
I
1901-
I
I 190-

July. .......
August .....
September..
October.....
November..
December ..
Jonunru.. ..
February.. .
Much......
April. ......
May.. ......
June........'

--
July. .......
....
October.. ...

Jmunru.. ..
.....
April.. .....
May ........
June. ......

July. ...................
Aumst .................
Septrmba. .............
O a o b a .................
Novrmba. ............:
Decanter. ..............
January. ...............
February. ..............
March. .................
April. ..................
Y a y . . ..................
June. ....................

Total. ...........
r
1 114,980.60 1 120.119. 15
Exme~rE-Shfement of gross cash receipis, bwiness executed, number
of registrations, elc., for 17$scal years, ek.--Continued
NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS

Math
-
July........
Aupurt .....
September..
October.. ..
Norember..
Dccrmber..
January.. ..
February.. .
March......
April. ......
May. .......
Jtme........

July........
August.....
September..
odoba....
November..
December..
January.. ..
March....:.
A d . ......
Yay. .......
June........

Totnl.

July.. ...................
A u m . .................
September. .............
October .................
November. .............
December...............
January.. ...............
February. ..............
March. ..................
April....................
May. ....................
JtmC ...................
Register of Copyr@Itts
EXHIBIT
E-Statement of gross cash r e i p t s , business execubd, number
of registrations, etc.,for r g f i ~years,
l etc.-Continued
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF GROSS RECEIPTS, YEARLY FEES. AND
NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS

Year

Yar 1 ~ a d ieeay ] ~ncrew ] ~ec-

zag-. .................................... k s , 9a6. s o


18- ..................................... 5E,a67.0
~Wrgco.. .................................. 6 5 , d w
I-rpor.. .................................. 63,687. a
19ol-a...................................... 64,687.-
I-. ..................................... 68,874.50
..................................... 7a,6a9. w
1-3. ..........:.......................... 78,09.-
19056.. ....................................
I-.
xpotd
.....................................
&,l~.ou
&.68s.m 4,487.-
....................................... 82,387.so ..............
I.. . . . . . .
a,a97.50
-
1 ...................................... 81,816.7s 1,439.SS 1..............
1909-10.. ................................... 104,644.95 w,8a8.ro I ..............
1910-11 ..................................... 1C9~913.95 5,abp.w ..............
19x1-la.. ................................... 116,68s.os 6,771.10 ..............
191s-13. .................................... 114,@0.60 .............. I,pC4S
1913-14 ..................................... ISO,#X9.S5 5, a38. 65 ..............

TOW. ............................... 1,4a4,866.ss


I 68 Repod of the Librarian of Congress
EXHIBITE-Statement of gross ccrth receiplt, bwiness e m l e d , number
of registrotwns, etc., for rtfiscal years, e&.--Continued
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT O F GROSS RECEIPTS. Y E A R L Y FEES. AND
NUhiBER O F R E G I S T R A T I O N ~ t i a u e d
-. .-- --. -- ..- - --
..

Year

TUI. .............................. .I 1.8w.381 I............../..............


E X H I B I TF-Table of registrations m d e during fical years 1191-2,
r p z - 3 , 19034, zpq-5, 1905-6, 19067, 1907-8, 1908-9, 1m+zo*
1910-11, zgzz-12, ~912-13, and z9zj-14, arranpd by c ~ s ~

CLss A. Book#:
( a ) Books (~01s.)and pamphlets.. .......
(6) Booklets. leaflets. circulan. cards.. ..
(c) Newspaper and magazine artidea. ... .-
Totpl ..............................
Class B. Periodicals (numbers). .............
Class C. M~lsicalcompositions. ..............
Class D. Dramatic compositks. ............
Class E. Maps and chnrts.. ..................
Class F. Engravings, cuts. and prints.. ......
C l w G. Chromos and lithomphs. ..........
Class H. Photographs. ......................
Clpss I. Finearts: Paintings. drawingl. rnd

-
Grand totnl.. ........................ 92.978
- -- -- .
I 1 97.9" 1- 1
;
!
'
3
0 I "3.374
--
Register of Co+yrighis
Exm~rrF-Table of regisfratwiu made during $ ~ m l )?ears 1 p 2 - 2 .
1902-3, 1 p 3 4 , 1904-j, 19054, I&, 1907-8, x H - 9 , X W I O S
19x0-XI, X ~ X I - I ~ , I ~ Xand
~ -1I9 1~ 3, x 4 . arranged by classes-Continued
. . . . . . .............. . . . -.

I 1d
rd-7
.--.I
IQO+ 19-
.

Claw A. B
&
(a) B d s (vols.) and pamphlets.. ....... 15, s
w 16,651 ....................
(b) Booklets, leaflets. circulnn. cards.... 4,567 5,195 .....................
(c) Newspaper and w a z i n e articles. ... 9 r 9,033 ....................
- -
Total ................
... ........... 1p,161 30,879 ~ O , I Q. I 32,533
Class B. Periodicals (numbers). ............. 13,163 q,o78 22,409 21, 195
Class C. Musical compositions.. ............. 16,435 ~114or d,427 26,306
Class D. Dramatic compositions. ............ r, 879 a, I 2,38a 2,937
Class E. Maps and charts.. ................... 1,671 1.578 2, 150 1,949
Class F. Engmvings. cuts. and mints.. ...... 10,946 12,350 10,863 11,474
Clprs G. Chmmos and lithographs ........... 3,471 2,733 a, 734 2,899'
Class H. Photographs.. ..................... 17,tbp 15,856 16,704 14fb*
Class I. Fine arts: Paintings, drawing.. and
.......................
SCU~P~UIC.. ~ ~ 6 3,860
~ 8 3.882 4.074

G m d total.. .......................... r17,rw ra3,8tp 1 1 9 , ~ I=,ISI

...- -- .. .
1-10 1910-11 I9II-I2 1 9 1 r U 1913-14
- . .- .

Clou A. Books ( i n c l u d k pamphlets, kl-


lets. and cuntributions to period-
id):
(a) Printed in the United Statar.. as, 1x5 ...... 24,840 16,540 16,784 2%591
(b) Printed abroad in aforeign lanpua~e. 1,351
(c) English bwks registered for ad in-
terim copyright.. ................. 274
I 1,707

423
.

'
2 . w

451
2,369

419
a,&

440

Totd.. ..........................24,740 26,970 . 29, a86


Class B. Periodicals(numben). .............21,608 23,393 . a t , s l b
Class C. Lectures. sermons. add-. ...... 117 lor 106
Class D. Dramatic or dramatico-muaka1
compositions.. ................... 3,911 : 5,415 . 3,767
Clam E. Musical compositions.. ............ 24,345 . 25, 52s . 16, 777
Clprs P.M a p ............................... 2,622 2,318 alr58
Class G. Works d art; modds or d a i m s . ... 4,385 3,355 3,224
C l w H. Reproductions of works d mrt.. .... 751 . at. 47
C b I. Drawingsor p k t i c worksdaacim-
tific or technioal charpct+r.. ...... 317 232 soo
C h J. Photomphs ....................... 13,348 1 4 , 4 6 9 13,498
Class K. Prints and pictorial illustmtions.. . 11,pr5 14,269 17,639
C l w L. Motion-picture photophys.. ...............................
Class M. Motion pictures not photoplays. ...........................
Renew&. .................................. 1,07 91.9 1,349
1 70 Report of the Librarian of Congrcss
EXHIBIT &Table of arfiCIL~Wosifed duTin.9 12 fiscal years, 1 8 ~ 9 8 ,
1898-99, I ~ W I ~ ~I VOI p, O I , 1901-2. 3902-3. 1903-4, I9Q4-5~
1905d, 1ga/-8,1@-9 '

I. BooLr
(a) Boolrs prow... ................... 557s 5,834 6,s-
-I --
77 -7
...
(c) Newspaper and

3. Periodicals (numbem).
magazine articles.. 3,rbz
a. D x n m * t i c ~ ~ o s i h . , .................
..................
1
13,716
s,r&
so7
9,771
8,851
L
14,147
9,010

17, PZ
634 1 1,577
815
19~57s
4. Musicalcompositionr. ...................
5. Maps and chnrts ..........................
6. Enrravings, cuts. and prints.. ...........
7. Chmmos and lithograph.. ................
8. Photographs ..............................
w. Miscellaneous (unclassilied articks). .....

Two copies of each article w m received..


9. Photoeraphs with titlea d works d .rt
for identification, o n e c o ~ a c h . .......

Grand-. .........................
-- - - -- - - -- - - -
- - ------
I. Books:
(a) Books prow.. .................... 9 1 11,967 13.~89 1s~W.9
...
(b) Volumes, circulm. lenfletr, ctc. s,tss 3,084 2,910 3,801
(c) Newspaper and magazine prticka.. 7.~97 7,B3 9,081 7 . 8 ~ ~
1. Dramatic comwsitiom... ................. & i 1,098 I , P ~ I,+
1. Periodicals (numbers). .................... ~1,498 3 83.~7 88,116
4. Musical compositimr.. ................... 19,&1 21, w 3 %,,& s4,&1
5. Maps and chats.. ........................ I,&I I , 1,817 x,mB
6 . Entravings. cuts, a& prints.. ............ 5,830 S,PJ~ lo,& 10.8~9
7. Chromos and IithopndY .................. r , d 8,167 2,- 1,-
8. Photographa.. ............................ 13, ~ p o 14,158 1 3 , 9 ~ 4 .- 16, SIO

87,886 90946s ro1.719 1iu~L1


A-
Two copies of each article were received.. . 17&~73 lb.930 lo3,u8 ~07,641
9 Photographs with titles d works of u t for
identification, onecopy each.. .......... 3,- 3.W 3,496

--
Grand total..
---
I
.......................... 1 7 7 ~ ~ 1 9 184,7991 1 1 811,13@

1 For continuntion. I~OSI-1914. see WETS 17rr73.


Register of Copyriqhts 17r
E X I ~ ~.G--Table
BIT o j articles &posiied during 12 .fiscal pars, 18s-98,
1898-99, I ~ W I W , I W I 9 Q I , 1901-2, Igo+-3, 1903-4, 19065,
1905-6, I-, 1907-8, and ~p%g-Continued

I
1
1. Books:
.....................
,,
(a) Books proper.
VOhIUCS,CirCUh. I ,
(c) Newspaper and magazine articles.
,...
.
aa,wa
3
8. lo^
15,363

1. Dramatic compositions.. ................. I,@


' I,* a
J. Periodicals (numbas). ................... 13, $54 r1,~?8 *a,*= 999,536
4. Musical compositions. .................... 17,308 6 13,069 a59,ua
5. M a p andchrts.. ........................
6. Engravings, cub, and prinb.. ............
7. Chromos and lithograph.. ...............
8.Photogra&~ ..............................
r , ~ p 1
rr, a n
a,s%
16671
1
rx, x q
at&
15,650
~6.306
w. Miscellaneous (unclassified a r t i d ) . ...................................
1,848
lo,137
19~~86
86, -5
WVJ*
IS,J?J
3%

l k o copiesof each article w e e r d v e d . .


1-
. saa.46a
1d9513
--
106,345 1~057,734

~ r ? . a b 111,690 . a, r15,4a
Foreign books received under .ct of
..........................
Mar. 3. 1 ~ s . . nb 1.46 1,517
+ Photograph with titles d works d aft lor
identification, one cow each.. .......... 5,900 4,033 35r94

Grand total.. ......................... 197,047 arr,7rs *17,86p. 1, rs.3,ole


172 Report of the Librarian of Congress
E X I I I B I T C - T o~f ~articles
~ &Posited during I-IO, I ~ I + I I , I~II-12,

:/
1912-13, and 191314, wilh lolal debosils i n each classjor rpfical ywrr,
IS@, 1898-99, I ~ W I P , 1900-IW, 1901-2, IP-3, 19034, IW-

14;
5,19054,I&, 1m-8,1@-9, r p p r o , ~ ~ I O - I I , I ~ I I - ZI ~Z I, - 1 3 ,
and 1913-14

19-14 1910-11
-- .... . - -----
I. Books:
(a) Printed in the United St.*:
Vol- ................................. 15,683 17,W7
Pamphlets, leaflcta, ctc.. ................. =,#s
Contributions
odiept. ................................
to newspa- 34, 5,i

45,859 451171
( b ) Printed abroad in a foreign lanwce. ........ 3,9m 5,181
English works registered lor ad interim copy-
right. ......................................

.............................
3.
4.
Ireturrs. KI.monr. ctc.
Dramatic or dramatic+musid compoaitioru. ...... I ID.
49 165
50, 335
6. Maps. ............................................ ..I 4 r w
7. Works of art; models or designs. ................... 5,565
8. Reproductions of works of u t . ..................... 4*
9. Drawings or plastic works d a scientidcor tcclmkd
........................................
chPncLcr.
ID. Ph~tog~~hr.. .....................................
11. ~ r i n t and ..................
s &ctorial i l l u s t r a h . .

TOW............................................
Register df Copyright.i
EXHIBIT
G-Tabk of articles deposited duriorg ~pop-ro,~pro-rr,1911-ra,
IpI+I3, and rpryrq-Continwd

I.
(a) Printed in theunited StntQ:
V01-. ................................ 1919S1
pamphlets, l d c t r . ctc...................
Contributions to newspopen and mi-
odic&. ................................
47.961
........
(b) Printed abroad in a forden l a a ~ u ~ g e . 4,731
Enplish works registered for ad interia~corn
right. ......................................

s,
s.PcriodiclrL.. ........................................ 46,070
3. Lectures. r e r m o ~ctc..
. ............................
4. Dramaticor dramati-musical c o m ~ h . ...... 4,616
5. Musical compositbs.
............................................. 3,980
6. M a p . .
7. Works of art; models or d&. ................... 2,861
8. Reproductions of works d aft.. ..................... 16
8.. Chromos and lithopmphr.. ...................................
g. Drawings or plpstic works of a P e u t K c or tCEhtljLIf
c h a w . ......................................... r'
10.Photograptu.. .................................... : 13,134
xr. Prints and pietorial illustrptku.. ................. 11.6q
IS. Motion-picture ....................... I, 1-
13. Motion'pictm not ph~toplay8.. ..................; 160
14. Miacellanmw (unclassified artidem).. ........................
rj. Foreign boolu received under act of M u . r-.J, ............
Addenda to the Report of the Regiater of Copyrights, 1913- 1 4

CONTENTS
I. Copyright legislation, fiscal year 1913-14:
Act approved September 18,1913:Panama-Pacific Interne-
tional Exposition, pages 177-178.
Act approved March 28, 1914:Deposit of one copy only of
works by foreign authors, published abroad, page 179.
Bills introduced :
H. R. 15321,introduced April a, 1914,by Hon. Frank B.
Willis, pages 179-180.
H. R. 16238, introduced May a, 1914,by Hon. Jeffersm M.
Levy, page 180.
11. Protocol t o t h c International Copyright Cnnvention, Berlin, No-
vember 13,I&. dated Marc11 20, 1914,IB:\I:CE18s-182.
Addendum 1

[Sixty-third Congress, first session, Publir-No. 14,approved September 18. 19x3.


(H. R. 159595).1

PANAMA-PACIPIC M T B R N A f l O N U EXPOSITION.

A N ACT Providing for the free importation of articles intended for forrim building. A d =fi@&
and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. and for the protection sefitenb.r
of foreign exhibitan. 1013

. Be i t enacted by the Senak and Hotwe of Repracenfativu of the U n i b d A r f i c 1 . a m-


States of America in Congress assembled, That all articles that shall bemufrwOfd*
imported from foreign countries for the purpose of exhibition, and
articles and material imported solely for use in constructing, installing,
and maintaining foreign buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition upon which there shall be a tarin or customs
duty shall be admitted free of the payment of duty, customs fees, or .
charges, under such regulations as the Secfetary of the Treasury shall
prescribe; but it shall be lawful at any time during the expcsition to
sell for delivery at the discretion of the exposition company any good8
or propgrty imported for and actually on exhibition in the exposition
buildings or grounds, subject to such regulations far the security of the
revenue and for the collection of import duties as the Secretary of the
Treasury may prescribe: Provided, That all such articles when sold or Ariicbr sub*
withdrawn for consumption of use in the United States shall be sub-" im*tduthif
rdd
ject to the duty, if any, imposed upon such articles by the revenue
laws in force at the date of withdrawal; and on such articles as shall
have sutlered diminution or deterioration from incidental handling and
necessary exposure the duty, if paid, shall be zseessed according tu
the appraised value at the time of withdrawal for consumption or use,
and the penalties prescribed by law shall be enforced against any peram
guilty of illegal sale, use, or withdrawal.
SE. a. That the Librarian of Congress and the Commissioner of Branehoz7b/a
Patents are hereby authorized and directed to establil a branch office regisrrdion Me
under the direction of the Register of Copyrights and the Commissioner;: Od
of Patents at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, in suitable
quarters, to be furnished free of charge by the Panama-Pacific Inter-
national Exposition Gmpany, said office to he established not later
rhan July first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and maintained until
the close of said exposition: and the proprietor of any certificate of
registration, copyright, trade-mark, or patent -:d by any foreign
Goveinment protecting any pattern, model, design, copyright, trade-
mark, or manufactured article imported for exhibition and exhibited
at said Panama-Pacific International Exposition may, upon presenta-
178 Report of the Liharian of Congress
tion of satisfactory proof of such proprietorship, obtain without charge
a certificate from said branch office, which shall be legal evidence of
C8 rtifi c a l r ofsuch proprietorship; and said branch office shall keep a register of all
reahatk certificates of registration, trade-mark, or patent, and a register of all
certificatesof copyright issued, which shall beopen to public inspection.
Trmdu Of rec-
At the close of said Panama-Pacific International Exposition the
ords to Washimp-
lor
register of czrtificates of registration, trade-mark, or patent shall be
deposited in the United States Patent Office at Washington, District
of Columbia, and the register of certificates of copyright shall be
deposited in the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress a t Wash-
ington, District of Columbia.
I n f : h m l of SBC. 3. That it shall be unlawful for any person without authority
of the proprietor thereof to w p j , imitate, reproduce, or republish any
pattern, model, design, trade-mark, copyright, or manufactured
article protected by the laws of any foreign country by registration,
copyright, patent, or otherwise, which shall be imported for exhibition
at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and there exhibited;
and any person who shall infringe the rights protected under this Act
shall be liable-
Injunctimt (a) To an injunction restraining such infringement;
Damaws (b) To pay to the proprietor such damages as the proprietor may
have suffered due to the infringement, as well as all the profits which
the iafringer may have made from such infringement, and in proving
P r A ~ profits the plaintiff shall be required to prove salesonly and the defend-
ant shall be required to prove every element of w s t which he claims,
or in lieu of actual damages and profits such damages as to the w u r t
shall appear to be just;
D e l i w h U, (c) To deliver u p on oath, to be impounded during the pendency
: *f*h*art Cof the action, upon such terms and conditions as the court may pm-
Ju
scribe, all articles alleged to infringe the rights herein protected;
D*mucrk of (d) To deliver u p on oath for destruction all the infringing articles,
i*ba* a rli- as well as all means and devices for making such infringing articles.
&s. 8k.
Pcnol,,,forruilG SEC.4. That any person who willfully and for profit shall infringe
~i,,f,h-~# any right protected under this Act, or who shall knowingly and will-
fully aid or abet such infringement, shall be deemed guilty of a mis-
demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprison-
ment for not exceeding one year or by a fine of not less than $loo
nor more than $1,000, or both, in the discretion of the wurt.
Su. 2s-v. w- SBC. 5. That sections twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, thirty-
@ ju-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine,
risdidk in co#r
riakt rrilr and forty of the copyright Act approved March fourth, nineteen hun-
dred and nine, are hereby made applicable to civil actions authorized
to be brought under the provisions of this Act.
h a k o f p r u SIC. 6. That the rights protected under the provisions of this Act
- Mian shall begin on the date of the arrival of the pattern, model, design, wpy-
righted article, trade-mark, or manufactured article so imported for
exhibition within the grounds of the Panama-Pacific International
Exposition at San Francisco, and shall continue for a period of three
years from the date of the closing of said exposition.
Approved, September 18,1913.
[Sity-thirdCo-, second seaion. Pubti-No. 78, appmved March 28. 1914. R.
(H.
*?).I
AN ACT To amend section twelve d the Act entitled "An Act to amend and corrrol A,-J
idate the Acts rescecting copyright." approved bfarch fourth. nineteen hundred and ~~~~h &, rQIC
nine.
Re i t enacted by the S e m k and House of Refiresentativer of the United
stale^ of America i n Congress assembled, That section twelve of the Act
entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copy-
right," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, be, and
the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:
"SEC.11. That after copyright has been secured by publication of Worb k for-
the work with the notice of copyright as provided in section nine of
this Act, there shall be promptly deposited in the copyright ofice or o,lu
4
,,
abroad d r p o d

in the mail addressed to the register of copyrights, Washington, Dis- , i d


trict of Columbia, two complete copies of the best edition thereof t h m
published, or if the work is by an author who is a citizen or subject of a
foreign state or nation and has been published in a foreign country,
one complete copy of the best edition then published in such foreign
country, which copies or copy, if the work be a book or periodical,
shall have been produced in accordance with the manufacturing pro-
visions specified in section fifteen of &is Act; or if such work be a
contribution to R periodical, for wfiich contribution special registration
is requested, one copy of the issue or issues containing such contribu-
tion; or if the work is not reproduced in copies for sale there shall be
deposited the copy, print, photograph, or other identifying reproduc-
tion provided by section eleven of this Act, such copies or copy, print,
photograph, or other reproduction to be accompanied in each caae by
a claim of copyright. No action or proceeding shall be maintaiaed for
infringement of copyright in any work until the provisions of this Act
with respect to the deposit of copies and registration of such work shall
have been complied with."
SEC.a. That all Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions
of this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved, March 28, 19x4.
--
R. I
[H. S ~ . In the House d Rcpfimbtivo. April a. 19rq.l

Mr. WILLIS introduced the following bill; which was r e f e d to the


Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed.
A BILL To amend Seaion five of on A& entitled "An A& to amend and conoolidatc , H bin N&
the Acts respecting copyright," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine. ISPI
as amended b y an Act approved August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twdve.

Be it enacted by tk Senate a d H o w e of Representatives of the United


States of America i n Congress assembled, That section five of an Act
entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copy-
right,'' approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, as amended
by an Act approved August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and
twelve, be amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 5. That the application for registration shall specify to which
of the following classes the work in which copyright is claimed belonged;
"(a) Books, including composite and cyclopedic works, directories,
gazetteers, and other compilations;
180 Report of the Librarian of Congress
" (b) Periodicals, including newspapers;
" (c) Lectures, sermons, addresses (prepared for oral delivery);
"(d) Dramatic or dramatico-musical compositions, including the
brief synopsis, sketch, or scenario, or the descriptions of the characten
and actions to be depicted by motion-picture photoplays;
" (e) Musical compositions;
"(f) Maps;
" (g) Works of art; models or designs for works of art;
"(h) Reproductionsof a work of art;
" (i) Drawings or plastic works of a scientific or technical character;
"(j) Photographs;
" (k) Prints and pictorial illustrations;
" (1) Motion-picture photoplays;
" (m) Motion pictures other than photoplays;
"Pro-~ided,nevertheJess, That the above specifications shall not be
held to limit the subject matter of copyright as defined in section four
of this Act, nor shall any error in classification invalidate'or impair the
copyright protection secured under this Act."

(H.
R. 16138. In the House of Reprrsartptiv~. May a. ipq.1

Mr. LEVY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed.
Howe bill No. A BILL To amend section twenty-thre of the Act entitled "An Act to amend and
16aH consolidatethe Acts respecting copyright."approved March fourth. nineteen hunbsd
and nine.
Be it enacted by the Senate a d House o j RePrarentatives o j the United
States o j America i n Congress assembled, That section twenty-three of
the Act entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting
copyright," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, is
hereby amended by adding thereto a new paragraph at the end thlreof,
as follows:
"Upon the expiration of the copyright herein provided for, or the
renewal thereof should the same be renewed, there shall exist no
rights of any nature whatsoever in the former proprietor of an expired
copyright to the matter which has been the subject of copyright a
to the name or title used in or descriptive of the publication of any
composite work or other literary matter during the period in which it
was protected by copyright, and there shall exist no restricted, ex-
clusive, qualified, or so-called secondary meaning right to the title
of any book or to the name of any author, compiler, or editor of any
expired copyright composite or other work, but' both the matter which
has been the subject of copyright and its generic or other name or
title shall fall into the public domain and thereafter be forever fxec
to the unrestricted use of the public; and no suit shall be maintained
to establish a right of any restricted nature in or to any expired copy-
right material or matter, or to the name or names, or any part thereof,
under or by which any book hitherto issued under copyright protection
has been published or has become known to the public."
Addendum I1 .
PROTOCOLTO THE INTERNARONAL COPYRIGHT
CONVBNTION OP
BERLIN,NOVEMBER 13, 1908. DATEDMARCH2 0 , 1914.
TRANSLARON
The countries, membels of the Les Pays membres de 1'Union
International Union for the pro- ipternationale pour la protection
tection of literary and artistic des aeuwes litteaires et
works, desiring to authorize an tiques, d&uant autoriser une limi-
optional limitation of the extent of tation facultative de la port& de
the Convention of November 13, la Convention du 13 novembrc
1908,have by mutual agreement 1908,ont, d'un commun accord,
adopted the following Protocol: arri!t& le Protocole suivaat:
z. When a country not belong- Lorsqu'un pays etranger a
ing to the Union does not protect 1'Union ne p&&ge pus d'une
in a sufficient manner the works of manike sufiisante les oeuwes des
authors within the jurisdiction of auteurs ressartissant P l'un dca
a country of the Union, the provi- pays de l'Union, les dispositions
sions of the convention of Novem- de la Convention du 13novembrt
ber 13,1908,cannot prejudice, in 1908ne peuvent porter prejudice,
any way, the right which belongs en quoi que ce soit, au droit qui
to the contracting countries to re- appartient au pays contractant
strict the protection of works by de restreindre la protection des
authols who are, at the time of the oeuwes dont ks auteurs sont, PU
first publication of such works, moment de la premibe publica-
subjects or citizens of the said ion de ces ceuwes, sujets ou ci-
country not being a member of the toyens dudit pays etranger e t ne
Union, and are not actually domi- sont pas domicilib effectivemait
ciled in one of the countries of the dans l'un des pays de 1'Union.
Union.
a. The right accorded to the I. IR' h i t accord& aux l%tats
contracting States by the present contractants par le y r k n t h t o -
Protocol, belongs also to each of cole appartient 6galement B chn-
their trans-marine possessions, cune de leurs Possessions d 'outre-
mer.
3. No restriction established by 3. Aucune restriction etablie en
virtue of No. I,above, shall preju- vertu du no. I cidessus M devra
dice the rights which an author porter prejudice aux dmits queun
has acquired in a work published auteur aura acquis sue une aeuvre
in one of the countries of the Union publike dans un pays de 1'Union
prior to the putting into force of avant la mke P execution de c e t h
his restrictio . restIiction.
181
I 82 Report of the Librarian of Congress
4. The countries which, by vir- 4. Les Etats qui, en vertu du
tue of the present Protocol, limit present Protocole, restreindront la ,

the protection accorded to authon, protection des droits des autem,


shall notify the Government of le notifiercmt au Gouverne-
the Swiss Confederation by a writ- ment de la Confedeation S u h
ten declaration indicating the par une declaration ecrite ob
countries against which the pro- k n t indiqub les pays vis-a-vis
tection is restricted, and also the desquels la protection est ree
restrictions to which the rights of streinte, de meme que les restric-
authors belonging to these coun- tions auxquelles les droits dea
tries are subject. The Govern- auteurs resortissant ces pays
ment of the Swiss Confederation sont soumis. IR Gouvernement
will at once communicate the fact de la Confederation Suisse com-
to all the other States of the Union. muniquera aussitbt le fait B taw
les autres Etats de 1'Union.
5. The present Protocol shall be 5. Le pr6-t Protocole sera
ratified, and the ratifications shall ratifib, et les ratifications seront
be deposited at Berne withiin a db@es B Berne dans un dblei
maximum period of twelve months maximum de douze mois comptfh
from its date. It shall enter into B partir de sa date. Il entrera en
force one month after the expira- vigueur un mois aprb l'expira-
tion of this period, and shall have tion de ce dhlai, et aura meme force
the same force and duration as the et dude que la Convention b
Convention to which it relates. laquelle il se rapporte.
In witness whereof the Plenipo- En foi de quoi, les Plbnipotcn-
tentiaries of the countries members tiaires des Pays membres de
of the Union have signed the prea- 1'Union ont sign6 le pdsent -to-
ent Protocol, of which a certified a l e , dont une copie cutifi6e era
copy shall be transmitted to each remise B chacun des Gouvemt-
of the Governments of the Union. ments u n i o n i h .
Done at Berne, the 10th day of Fait B Berne, le no mars 19x4,en
March, 1914, in a single copy, de- un seul exemplaire, d6@ aux
posited in the Archives of the Archives de la ConfBdBration
Swiss Confederation. Suim.
Signed by the representatives of [Signatures]
the following eighteen countries:
Belgium, Denmark, France, Gu-
many, Great Britain, Haiti, Italy,
Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg.
Monaco, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzer-
land and Tunis.
INDEX
Acts of Congress relating to copyright: PYC.
.
Aug 14. ~9x1.motion pictures ....... ;.................... 151
.
Mar 1. 1913.certiikate of registration .................... IS1
.
Sept 18.1913.Panama-PacificInternational Exposition 151.157. 177
Mar . 28. 1914. deposit of one copy of foreign works ... 151.155. 179
Appropriations:
For salaries. Copyright Office............................. I&
For joint Copyright and Patent Office at P a n a m a - P d c
Exposition ............................................ I57
Artistic desigas. copyright for ................................ 158
Artistic works. (SeeWorks of art.)
Assignments:
Fees for recording ....................................... I53
Number recorded or copied ............................... 153
Berlin Convention. protocol to ............................. 158. 181
Bills. copyright:
.
H . R 9897. for deposit of one copy of foreign works. intro-
. . .
duced by Hon Wm A Oldfidd ........................ 155
.
Approved by the President. Mer 1.1914............. 155
Text of the act approved............................ I79
. . . .
H . R 11796. introduced by H m P P Campbell..........
. . .
H R 15311 for scenarios. introduced by H m . Frank 3 .
Willis .............................................. 155, 176
I55

.
H. R . 16238 for specific termination of copyright. intro-
. .
duced by Hon Jefferson M Levy.................... 156. 180
For Panama-Pacific International Exposition .............. 156
Books:
Foreign. deposited for copyright ......................... z.51
Not in Library of Congress. inquiries for ................... 150
Returned to copyright claimants ......................... 150
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries .......... f51
Transferred to Library of Congress ....................... I49
Transferred to governmental libraries in District of Colum-
bia ................................. ;.................. 149
Bulletin and circulars issued ................................ 151
Bureau of Education. copyright books transferred to library of .. 149
. Bureau of Mines. copyright books transferred to library of ..... 149
Bureau of Standards. copyright books transferred to library of .. 149
. .
Campbell (Hm .Philip P.), introduced bill H R 11796. M s 20. .
1914..................................................... '55
Canada, copyright 'relations with ............................. I59
Card indexes of copyright registrations........................ 1SO
Cases,decisions in copyright .............................. 159 noto
Catalogue of Cbpyright Entries ............................... 150
Censorship of motion pictures, bills to provide ................. 158
Certificate of registration, act to secure more complete.......... 151
Certified copies of record: e .
Fees for ................................................. 153
. .
Number made ........................................... 151
Ch~mos.
.... titles printed.in Catalogue of Copyright.Entries....... IS=
Clfculars issued .............................................. 151
....
Claimant of copyright, return of copyright deposits to .....: 150
Contributions to periodicals................................. '50
...................................
Copies of record. certified IS3
Copyright bills introduced. (Sea Bills.)
'

Copyright Entries, Catalogue of ............................... 151


Cbpyright Office, appropriationsfor salaries .................... I&
Copyright suits, decisions in................................ 159, no&
.......................
Correspondence of the Copyright Office
Decisions of United States courts involving copyright........ 159
Department of Agriculture. copyright b k s transferred to
.153

library of ................................................. 149


Deposits. copyright:
.
Act of Mar 28. 1914. to require only one copy in case of
foreign works.......................................... 1.55
Elimination of ........................................... 149
Received prior to July I. 1897............................ 1%
Requests for deposits claiming copyright.................. 150
Statistics-
Current fiscal year ................................... 149
.....................
Fiscal years 1897-1909. Exhibit C 170
Fiscal years ~cjq-1914.Exhibit C. with totals for 1897-
1914 ............................................. 172
Value of ............................................. 148. 151
Designs. copyright for artistic ................................ 158
District of Columbia. copyright deposits transferred to govexn-
mental libraries in ........................................ 149
Dramatic compositions:
Deposits returned to copyright claimants.................. 150
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries............ 15%
.
Drawings (See Works of ert.)
Elimination of copyright deposits.............................. 149
Engineer School Library...................................... IS0
.
Engravings (See Prints.)
Entries. (See Registrations.)
Expenditures ............................................... 14
Fees:
Current fiscal year ..................................... 147. IS?
Exhibit A. Fees applied.............................. 159
Exhibit 8 . Fees paid into Treasury................... 160
......................
Exhibit C. Record of applied fees 161
Fiscal years 1897-1914. 'Exhibit E. Con~parativestatement
by yeari ............................................... 163
Fine arts . (See Works of art.)
Foreign books deposited for copyright.......................... 1S*
Foreign works. deposit of one copy only ...................... 152. 155
pyc
Governmental libraries in District of Columbia. copyright
deposits transferred to...................................... I49
Great Britain and the Protocol to the Berlin convention ....... 158
Index cards in Copyright Office ............................... 150
Index to Catalogue of Copyright Entries ........................ 150
Inquiries for works not found in Library of Congress............ 150
. .
International copyright convention. protocol of Mar ao. 1914 19. 181
International copyright relations............................... 158
Interpretation of new copyright law. judicialdecisions ...... 159. not.
.
Kahn (Hon Julius). bill for copyright protection. Panama-
Pacific exposition artides.................................. 156
Law. copyright. bills to amend ............................... 154
.......
Leaflets. titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries 15'
Lectures. titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries ...... 151
.
Legislation: acts. bills. etc
Bills introduced and acts passed .......................... 154
Bulletin 14.copyright.law. new edition issued .............. 151
Copyright in artistic designs............................... 158
Letters and parcels received and sent out ...................... I53
. .
Levy (Hon . Jefferson M.), introduced bill H R 16a38. May a.
1914 ..................................................... 156, 180
Libraries. governmental. in District of Columbia. transfer of
copyright deposits to........................................ '49
Library of Congress:
Request for copies of books ............................... 150
Transfer of accumulated copyright deposits to ............. I49
Value of copyright deposits in ............................. 14
.
Lithographs (See Works of art.)
Maps. titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries ......... 151
Motion picture censorship commission. bilk to provide ........ 158
Motion picture films returned to claimants..................... 150
Motion pictures:
.
Act to amend law relating to. Aug 14. 1911 ................ 151
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries ............ '5r
Musical compositions:
Deposits returned to copyright claimants .................. '50
Fees for notice of w recorded ........................... '53
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries ............ '5'
Navy Department. copyright books transferred to library of .... 149
Notice of user recorded. feee for................................ '53
.
Oldlield (Hon . William A.), introduced bill H. R . 9897. Dcc 5.
1913....................................................... '55
.
Paintings (See Works of art.)
Pamphlets. titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries .... 151
Panama-Pacific International Exposition:
Bills introduced for copyright protection in exhibited arti- .
cles.................................................... '56
.
Act of Sept 18. 1913................................ 15a..15;1.1;1;1
Patents for designs............................................ '58
Index
Periodicals and periodical contributions: Rc.
.
Returned to copyright claimants ;. ........................ 1%'
: Titles printed in Catalogueof Copyright Entries ..........
.
Perkins (Hon George C.), bill for copyright protection. Panama-
SSX

Pacific exposition articles.................................. =$


Photogt aphs:
Registrations without certificate. fees for................... 1 s
N~tmberof ........................................... 18
Returned to copyright claimants........................... 1p
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries ............ 151
Prints:
Returned to copyright claimants........................... '9'
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries............ 151
(See also Works of art.)
.
Protocol to Berlin copyright convention. Mar ao. 1914........ .158, 181
Public library of the District of Columbia. copyright deposits
transferred to ............................................... 140
Receipts................................................... 147. 152
Current fiscal year. Exhibit A ............................. IS9
Fiscal years 1897-1914. Exhibit E ........................ 163
Exhibit D. Comparative monthly statement ............. s61
Refunds....................................................14f, ISI
Registrations:
Current fiscal year .....................................14% 153
Fiscal years 18g-1914. Exhibit E ......................... 166
Exhibit F. table of registrations by classes.. ............ 168
Index d ............................................... 150
Renewals:
Fees for registration of .................................... 133
Number recorded...................................... .148, 153
Requests for copies not found in Libmy of C011g~eg)............ x50
Return of deposits to copyright claim- ..................... IS0
Salaries. appropriationsfor ................................... @
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Scenari~.bill to designate as subject matter of copyright. H R .
15311......................................................155 279
.
Scu1ptui-e (See Works of art.)
Searches. feesfor ............................................ '53
Suits. copyright. decisions in .............................. 1599.Wk
Summary of copyright business ................................ '51
Surgeon General's Office. transfer of wpyright books to ......... 49
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Termination of copyright. bill introduced by Hon J M Levy ..156, r80
...................
Transfers of proprietorship. fees for indexing 153
Trust funds.................................................147*3V1
Unfinished business........................................147, 352
. . .
Willis (Hon Frank B.), introduced bill H R 153a1. April a.
1914 ....................................................... ISkS79
Works of art:
Articles deposited. Exhibits F and G ....................168,.169
Titles printed in Catalogue of Copyright Entries ............ rSx
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