L I B R A R Y OF CONGRESS

COPYRIGHT OFFKE

Report

Register of Copyrights
Fiscal Year 1913-1914

{Reprinted from the Report o the Librarian o Congress] f f

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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 o w COPYRIGH'CS, IABRARY CONGRBSS, OF WASHINOTON, C.: D. RULLBTIN 14. NO. 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. IS. IN 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, pd December 16, 1911. 54 pp. 8'. 1914. Imro~~anon CIRCULAR 4. NO. Iriternational Copyright Convention. Berne, 1886,and Amendments agreed to at Paris, 1896. Also, additional protocol to Berlin Convention, signed at Berne, March ao, 1914. 17 pp. 4'. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 4 A. NO. International Copyright Convention. Revised text, Berlin, 1908. 11 pp. 4'.
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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. f The judicial decisions construing the copyright Act o 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
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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 o copyright business f Condition of Copyright O5ce work: (a) Current work (b) Deposits received prior to July I 1 9 . 87 Copyright legislation and international copyright relations:

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Amendatory act of March 2 . 1914 8 Copyright bills introduced Panama-Pacific International Exposition Censorship of motion picturrs Copyright in artistic designs International copyright relationsProtocol to Berlin Convention Statistical summaries. Exhibits A to G Addenda: I Copyright legislation. fiscal year 1913-1g14Act approved September 1 . 19x3:Panama-Pacik In8 ternational Exposition Act approved March 2 . 1914:Deposit of one copy only 8 o works by foreign authors. published abroad f Bills introducedH R . 15321.introduced April a. 1914.by Ban Frank B Willii H R 16238.introduced May a. 1914. Ron Jdby f e r n M Levy I1 Protocol to the InternationalCopyrightConvention.Berlin. Novemher 13.1.908. dated March ao. 1914 Index ......................................................

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REPORT OF THE REGlSTER OF COPYRIGHTS FOR THB FISCAL YEAR I ~ I S - I ~
WASHINGTON, C., July 6,1914 D. SIR: The copyright business and the work d the Copyright 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 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 Copyright Office was established. The yearly fees have more than doubled since the reorganization of the office in 1897, reaching 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 -0 .............. 104,64e 1900-1. .............. 63,687. so 11 . 1 " ............... 64,697. oo 1910-11. ............ 1 1 9 . 9913.95 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
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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 $13299.59. cOfiwm ' * - During the 17 fiscal years since the reorganization -of the cribt~ ad/#& Copyright Office (from July I , 1897, to June 30, 1914) the - total receipts have nearly-reached one and a half million dollars ($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). 0 IQU The fees ($1,424,866.55) were larger than the appropriation 1 onrrohr*. for salaries ($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
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The registrations for the fiscal year numbered I 23,154. Of these I 13,278were regstrations a t $I each, including a certificate, and 8,645 were registrations of photographs without certificates, at 50 cents each. There were also I ,231 registrations of renewals at 50 cents each. The fees for these registrations 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.

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The various articles deposited in c o n ~ p l i a m with 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. The copyright act which went into force on July I, ~ g o gn~byrioud8$& of , "Iimiwim provides f o r the gradual elimination o the accumulated f copyright deposits (see secs. 59 and Go).' During the year books desired for the Library to the number of 4,988 volumes 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 Library 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" o such copyrigbt deposits as are not f 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 Agriculture, Surgeon General's Office, Navy Department, En1 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 o Congress for sale or exchmgt f or be t r a n s l e r d to other governmental libraries in the District of Columbia for u e m 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 copyrights jointly shall. at suitable intervals, determine what of these received during my period d years it i desirable or useful to preserve in the permanent hks d the Copys 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 adretion 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 manuscript of an unpublished work shall be destroyad during its term of copyright without specific notice to the copyright proprietor o record, permitting him to daim md f remove it.

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gineer School Library, and the. Public Library of the District of Columbia. R"f"m0fd6@oP. Under the provisions of the act of March 4, 1909, aathorilr & w p ~ i g h l ity is granted for the return to the claimant of copyright d,,i,& of such copyright deposits as are not required by the Library. The notice required by section 60 has been printed during the year for all classes of works deposited and registered during the years January I , 1900, to June 30, 1909, but no requests have so far been received to enable the return 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 photographs, 18,942 prints, 6,399 contributions to periodicals, 7,875 periodicals; a total of 54,288 articles. R e m f m a - In response to inquiries during the year froin the Card t 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

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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

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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 published and deposited during the calendar year rather than the fiscal year. Five volumes of the Catalogue of Copyright Entries were printed for the calendar year 1913, containing 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., volume 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, photographs, 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 subscriptions, 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 complete certificate of copyright registration; (3) for the deposit of one copy in lieu of two copies in the case of foreign works published abroad. (Bulletin No. 14. March, 1914. 52pp. go.) h f o t . d i o . cirInformation 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 September 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 element 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 English, 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. afiflioh' kdnessCross receipts, July I, 1913. to June 30,1914.

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Total to be accounted for. .......... 1301 946.47 Refunded. 2,395.10

IZO, 19. 2 5 z Applied as earned fees. 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
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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

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Fees for registrations, including certificates at $I each. ............................. $11~~~78.00 Fees for registrationso photographs without f certificates, at 50 cents each. 4322.50 Fees for registration of renewals, at 50 cents 615.50 each. ...................................

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1,015 738 The greater part of the business of the Copyright Office is cmr-~rdone 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 numbered 45,701, including money orders to the number of 29,485. During the last 17 fiscal years the money orders received numbered 439,065.

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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 business 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.

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During the fiscal year 1913-14 about 4,200 articles received 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 periodical contributions, and 74 miscellaneous articles) were credited 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 proportionately slow and its identification more difficult as the remaining 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

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My last year's report contained a full and detailed statement 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

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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 amendment 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 committee 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 referred 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. IPresented 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 d following report (to aecompmy H. R. 9897). 63d tongfen. the 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. 9897.) Printed. t p. 8.. R. A bill suspending the patent and copyright laws d the Unittd 4 1914 (March l o ) . States when a patent or copyright or any article or produd protected by patent orcopyright is wholly owned, used, or leased by any trust or monopoly in violation of the'o July a. rho, entitled "An act to protect tradeand cumme&against unlawful ~ s t r p l n t * f 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 o an act entitled "An act to amsld md f consolidate the acts respecting copyright." approved March 4. I-. os amended by a n 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 section 23 of the act of March 4, 1909, to provide by express copyn'P~. 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 follows: "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 o articles inf tended for the Panama-Pacific exposition and for the protection 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 introI 1914(May a). A b to amend section 23 d the act entitled "An act to amend m d i l l consolidate the acts respecting copyright" approved March 4, I-. Presented by Mr. Levy. H. R b No. 16138. Printed. s pp. 4. [Refemd to the Committee on i d 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 . Printed. protection of bmpexhibitors. Presentedby Mr. Knhn. H R. bill No. *. 4 w. 4'. [Rdemd to the Committee on W a n and M c ~ l u . 1

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duced in the House of Represeatatives by Mr. Kahn,' section 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 International 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 copyright, trade-mark, and patent proprietorship in the articles imported and exhibited. This bill was reported on September 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 b p 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 amendatory bills. The sundry civil appropriation bill contains an appropriation o $30,om for the fiscal year 1914-1915, to f carry out the provisions of section 2 of the act, $15,ooo to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the
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1913 (August as). A bill providing for the free impbrtntion o artidea intmded for l foreign buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. nnd for the protection o foreign exhibitors. Presented by Mr. Kahn. X. R. bill No. rm5. f Printed. 5 pp. 4 . [Referred to the Committee on Ways and Mennr.1 '1913 (Septemher 2 ) . Free importation of articles on exhibition at the Panama1

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 1 ) An act p m v i d i i for the fm importation o articles intmded 8. f 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. rsg5.) Printed. R. I m. 8.. 1913 (December I. A bill to amend the act approved September 1 . 1913,& t h ) 8 to the free importation of articles to be exhibited a t the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Presented hy Mr. Kennedy of Connecticut. H. R. b No. 96m. Printed. I p. 4b. i d [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 o articles intended for foreign building3 end f 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 1 ) A bill to give elTed to the provisions protecting copyright m d 6. designs of the act entitled "An act providing for the freeimportation o a h l e a intended f for foreign buildings and exhibits at the Panama-Paafic International Expodtioo end for the protection of foreign exhibitors." approved September 18. 1913. Presented by . 4 [Refemd to the Committec Mr. Oldfield. H. R. bill No. 10787. Printed. 5 pp. . on Paten4.1 '

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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 estabMtM #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, f and suggested an amendment o the copyright law of the United States to secure adequate protection for ornamental designs for articles of manufacture; to provide suitable rernedies 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
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NO presidential proclamations in relation to copyright were issued during the year. A Protocol to the Berlin International 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 important modification of the text of the international convention was proposed by Great Britain, and its adoption
1 1914 (March 1 ) A bill to establish an official notional censorship of motion picturn 8. in interstate and foreign commerce and in the District o Columbia and the TemtorLa f and all other places under national jurisdiction. Presented by Mr. Smith o Georgia. f . 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 o Georgia. H. R..bill No. 14805. Printed. 4 pp. 4'. f [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. Resented by Mr. Hughes of Georgia. H. R. bill No. 1 6 5 . Printed. 6 pp. 4*. . [Rdemd to the Committee on Educath.]

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may lead to a discussion of the present unsatisfactory copyright 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

July.

................................ August. ............................. September.. ......................... Octoba.............................. November........................... Dcccmk.. .........................
Jmlurv.

1915

SB,oog.og p,a8s.bs Il,o+.SS

Io,x$r.o~ 8, s1a.s~ Il,b~+ so 14,041.3s. 9,349.35 10,6rs. s~ p,6a1.01 9,675. ng 9,7;8.6p U+~I 1s6.q 173.17 1pr.s8

............................ Peb-... ......................... MU&. ..............................
April.
May.. June.

1914

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

............................... ...............................

.

89.50
176.39

..........................

Balance bmught forward fmm June 50. 191s Net receipts J u l y I . 1915. to June w. 1 9 ~ . Gmss receim.. Less amount relundcd..

.............................. S1aa,6sap .......................................... ................................. r . ~ p y
1 0

I -5s ,

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: Tmst funda..
Unlinished busins..

........................................

.........

I . ~ , s ~ I57 .

x w , r l p rs
t,o@ 91
I,

............................................ ....................................

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lr4ss1-37

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Num-

Num-

I
Total

Inte

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

1913.

October

.....
..

1914-

April.. May..

June........

......

.... .....

Month

5% of
ord

-

N*
Fees, at so cents
each

Ina Fe d ed

for noticc trang cents fer ol d P " musrc urn Pne tor

te i

ol

ms

"'1~

user

2iWKhI

iea

$ ; a

I,

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11

I3
113

xa
51

190 37
rQ

101

1,070

I 61

Report of the Librariam of Congras
business (monthly cm+ari.son). Annual report for the fiscal year from July I , 1913, to June p, 1914

EXHIBIT D-Co#j*ight

COMPARATIVE MONTHLY STATEMENT OF GROSS CASH RECEIPTS. EXECUTED BUSINESS. NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS. DAILY AVERAGES. E X

Month

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
JMUW..

19v

I

.......................... .............................. A d ................................ Yay................................. ............................... J-.
Pebwry.. March.
I

...........................

ax4

~ ~ 0 4 1 . 3 1 I,m.01 9,~4p33 1, a t 6 at 10,b.s. 5s g,br1.01 9,675.9,7aa@

............

............'
4,691. gg

i

54401
40649

............

............ I,-% s o 8 ............ s 4 I ............ .0

408 68 3-04 38f.01 374.11

I

Business executed

July.. August.. September. October.. November.. December. Jamln Febwry March.

............................... $8, 4 ............................ 8, w . 4 5 ......................... 8,b.t. so ........................... 11, B 7 . b ......................... 9 , 1 4 5 5 .......................... p,gsa 05
*I.

r9u

............................. ............................ 9,175.85 ............................... April.. .............................. ?day. ................................ 10,431. 50 June.. ............................... Total.. ........................

19x4

464. 591.4 416 03

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 AVERAGES, ETC.-Continued

Yonth

I
I
I
i375

Number of registrations
-

--

Daily

................................. AU&USt. .............................
S e t . ........................ October.. ........................... November.. .........................
D-ber.

1913

I.............
42

1s,14a 9,
1 , 0 s4s

1

1 , ............
.

............ ............ ............
I

1,450

j

..........................
1914

............
4s

4,189

3,742

3*r 4 . 3 356 43 '7 391 394

a4. .1 ........... 43 '7 ............ &I64 413 IO,@I 928 ............ 401 .'. AM.. ............................... I O , ~ W 4aa 5s8 1 ............ ............ Yay.. ............................... 3sS 4=3 Jrme.. .............................. ............ 403 Total.......................... ....................................

JPIIU.~.. ............................ I*-I... ................... YIVEh.. .... .....................

11~6~7 9,493

i

I.

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 ~ pg-10, ~ 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
of gross cask receipts, business executed, numher of registrations, etc., for 17fiscalfiscalyears, eic.-Continued
GROSS RECEIPTS--Continued

EXHIBIT E-Statement

Math

1

1903-4

1

1904-5

1.

1905-6

1

1906-7

1

1907-8

16

July.. ..... August. .... September.. October.. November.. December.. January. February. .. March.. .... April. ...... May. June.. ......

.I

$5, s4a 30 S 7W 70 r 6,8**3~ 6,mss 6 , o f i sp 77 695.. 47 87946.60 6, om. 61 7,311.90 6,806.66 6, 531.w 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

...................

.................

.............

..................

Total.............. 113,661. 0

I-

Register of Copyrights
EXHIBIT E-Statement of gross cash receipts, business
of regwtrations, etc.,for 17fiscal years,
eft.-Continued

165
execuled, number

.

- - I
Month

I

---

BUSINESS EXECUTED
18

1

I

I
I

1910 &-90

1

I
1poo-1901

-.

1
I

.

-

I

1901-

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. ............... March. ................. April. .................. Y a y . . .................. June. .................... Total. ...........
r

February. ..............

1

114,980.60

1

120.119. 15

Exme~r E-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.. November.. December.. January..

.......

odoba....

..

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

o gross cash r e i p t s , business execubd, number f o registrations, etc.,for r g f i ~years, etc.-Continued f l

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF GROSS RECEIPTS, YEARLY FEES. AND NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS Year

Yar
zag-. 18~Wrgco.. I-rpor.. 19ol-a. I-.

1 ~ a d ieea ] y

~ncrew

]

~ec-

a,a97.50 ....................................... 82,387.so .............. 1,439.SS 1.............. 1 ...................................... 81,816.7s 1909-10.. ................................... 104,644.95 w,8a8.ro I .............. 1910-11 ..................................... 1C9~913.95 5,abp.w .............. 6,771.10 .............. 19x1-la.. ................................... 116,68s.os .............. 191s-13. .................................... 114,@0.60 I,pC4S 1913-14 ..................................... ISO,#X9.S5 5, a38. 65 .............. TOW. ............................... 1,4a4,866.ss xpotd

..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 1-3. ..........:.......................... 19056.. .................................... I-. .....................................

.................................... k s , 9a6. s o ..................................... 5E,a67.0 .................................. 6 5 , d w .................................. 63,687. a
64,687.68,874.50 7a,6a9. w 78,09.&,l~.ou &.68s.m 4,487.-

I.. . . . . . .

I 68

Repod of the Librarian of Congress

EXHIBIT E-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............../..............

EXHIBIT F-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~lsical compositions. 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 ~ X ~ -1I9 1 3, x 4 . arranged by classes-Continued and ~
. . . . .

.

..............

. . .

-.
IQO+

I

rd-7
1d

19.

.--.I
16,651 5,195 9,033 30,879 q,o78 ~114or a, I 1.578 12,350 2,733 15,856 6 3,860 8 ~ ra3,8tp

Claw A. B & (a) B d s (vols.) and pamphlets.. (b) Booklets, leaflets. circulnn. cards.... (c) Newspaper and w a z i n e articles.

....... ...

15, s w 4,567 9 r 1p,161 13,163 16,435 r, 879 1,671 10,946 3,471 17,tbp ~ ~

Total . . . Class B. Periodicals (numbers). Class C. Musical compositions.. Class D. Dramatic compositions. Class E Maps and charts.. . Class F. Engmvings. cuts. and mints.. ...... Clprs G. Chmmos and lithographs ........... Class H. Photographs.. ..................... Class I. Fine arts: Paintings, drawing.. and

................

........... ............. .............

.................... ~ O , I Q. I 22,409 d,427 2,38a 2, 150 10,863 a, 734 16,704 3.882 1 1 9 , ~ 32,533 21, 195 26,306 2,937 1,949 11,474 2,899'

.................... .....................

...................

............

14fb*
4.074
I=,ISI

....................... G m d total.. ..........................
SCU~P~UIC..

r17,rw

.. .-

-- ..
.

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

-

.-

Clou A. Books ( i n c l u d k pamphlets, kllets. and cuntributions to periodid): (a) Printed in the United Statar.. as, 1x5 (b) Printed abroad in aforeign lanpua~e. 1,351 (c) English bwks registered for ad interim copyright.. ................. 274

......

I

24,840 1,707 423 26,970

.

16,540 2 . w 451 29, a86

16,784 2,369 419

2%591 a,& 440

'

Totd.. Class B. Periodicals(numben). Class C. Lectures. sermons. add-. Class D. Dramatic or dramatico-muaka1 compositions.. ................... Clam E. Musical compositions.. ............ Cps P Map lr . Class G. Works d art; modds or d a i m s . ... C l w H. Reproductions of works d mrt.. C b I. Drawingsor p k t i c worksdaacimtific or technioal charpct+r.. C h J. Photomphs Class K. Prints and pictorial illustmtions.. . C l w L. Motion-picture photophys.. Class M. Motion pictures not photoplays. Renew&. ..................................

..........................24,740 .............21,608 ...... 117
24,345 2,622 4,385 751 317 13,348 11,pr5
.

.

23,393 . a t , s l b lor 106

3,911 : 5,415 . 3,767 25, 52s 2,318 3,355 at. 232

...............................

. 16, 777
alr58 3,224 47
soo

....

.

...... .......................

...............................

1 4 , 4 6 9 13,498 14,269 17,639

...........................
1,07 91.9 1,349

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EXHIBIT &Table o arfiCIL~Wosifed duTin.9 12 fiscal years, 1 8 ~ 9 8 , f 1898-99, I ~ W I ~ ~ VO p O I , 1901-2. 3902-3. 1903-4, I9Q4-5~ I I , 1905d, 1ga/-8,1@-9 '

I.

BooLr
(a) Boolrs p o .. r w.
(c) Newspaper and

...................

magazine articles.. 3,rbz a. D x n m * t i c ~ ~ o s i h . , 1 3. Periodicals (numbem). 13,716 4. Musicalcompositionr. 5. Maps and chnrts 6. Enrravings, cuts. and prints.. 7. Chmmos and lithograph.. 8. Photographs w. Miscellaneous (unclassilied articks).

.............................. .....

................... .......................... ........... ................

..................

... .................

557s

5,834 s,r& s7 o 9,771

6,s8,851

I
-7 -7 7 9,010 634 17, PZ

L
14,147

1

1,577 815 19~57s

Two copies o each article w m received.. f 9. Photoeraphs with titlea d works d .rt for identification, o n e c o ~ a c h . . ...... Grand-.

.........................
-

-

-- - - -- -

-

----11,967 9 1 3,084 s,tss 7,B3 7.~97 & i 1,098 ~1,498 3 19,&1
I,&I

I.

.................... ... (c) Newspaper and magazine prticka.. Dramatic comwsitiom... ................. 1. Periodicals (numbers). .................... 4. Musical compositimr.. ................... 5. Maps and chats.. ........................ 6 . Entravings. cuts, a & prints.. ............
Books prow.. (b) Volumes, circulm. lenfletr, ctc.
(a)
1.

Books:

13.~89 2,910 9,081
I , P ~

1s~W.9

3,801
7 . 8 ~ ~
I,+

83.~7
%,,&

88,116 s4,&1 x,mB 10.8~9

7. Chromos and IithopndY 8. Photographa..

.................. ............................

5,830

r , d 13, ~ p

o

21, w 3 I , S,PJ~ 8,167 14,158 90946s lb.930 3,-

1,817 lo,&
2,-

1,

1 3 , 9 ~ 4 .- 16, SIO ro1.719
A lo3,u8

87,886

1iu~L1 ~07,641

Two copies of each article were received.. 9 Photographs with titles d works o u for f t identification, onecopy each..

.

17&~73

..........

--

Grand t t l . oa.

- -

.......................... 1 7 7 ~ ~ 1 9 184,799
1

I

1

1

3.W

1

3,496
811,13@

For continuntion. I O I11. ~ S-94

see WETS 17rr73.

Register of Copyriqhts
E X I ~ ~.G--Table o j articles &posiied during BIT

17r

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

1.

Books:
(a) Books proper.
VOhIUCS,

CirCUh. I , (c) Newspaper and magazine articles. 1 Dramatic compositions.. . J. Periodicals (numbas). 4. Musical compositions. 5. M a p andchrts.. 6. Engravings, c b and prinb.. u , 7. Chromos and lithograph.. ...............
8.Photogra&~

,,

,.. . . ................. ................... .................... ........................ ............

.....................

I

aa,wa 3

8. lo^
I,@

'

1

15,363
I,*

.............................. 15,650 w. Miscellaneous (unclassified a r t i d ) . ...................................

r1,~?8 13, $54 6 17,308 r , ~ p 1 rx, x q rr, a n a,s% at& 16671 ~6.306

a *a,*= 13,069 1,848 lo,137

1

999,536 a59,ua 19~~86 86, -5
WVJ*

1l k o copiesof each article w e e r d v e d . . Foreign books received under .ct of Mar. 3. 1 ~ s . .

1d9513 saa.46a

.

~ r ? . a b 111,690 . a, r15,4a

-106,345 1~057,734 1.46 4,033 1,517 35r94 *17,86p. 1, rs.3,ole

IS,J?J 3%

+ Photograph with titles d works d aft lor

.......................... identification, one c w each.. .......... o Grand total.. ......................... 197,047

nb
5,900

arr,7rs

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E X I I I B I T C - To ~ ~ ~ articles &Posited during I-IO, f 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, IW5,19054,I&, 1m-8,1@-9, r p p r o , ~ ~ I O - I I , I ~ I I - Z ~ I - 1 3 , IZ, and 1913-14
-I.

....

.

Books:
(a) Printed in the United St.*: VolPamphlets, leaflcta, ctc.. Contributions to newspaodiept.

................................. ................. ................................
........

14;
19-14
-

----

15,683

34,

( b ) Printed abroad in a foreign lanwce.

45,859 3,9m

:/

1910-11

17,W7

=,#s
5,i

451171 5,181

English works registered lor ad interim copyright.

......................................

3.
4.

Ireturrs. KI.monr. ctc. Dramatic or dramatic+musid compoaitioru.

.............................
......

I

ID. 49 165 50, 335 4 r w 5,565
4*

6. Maps.

7. Works of art; models or designs. 8. Reproductions of works of u t . 9. Drawings or plastic works d a scientidcor tcclmkd

............................................ ..I ................... .....................

chPncLcr. Ph~tog~~hr.. 11. ~ r i n t and &ctorial i l l u s t r a h . . s
ID.

........................................ ..................................... .................. TOW............................................

Register

df Copyright.i

EXHIBIT G-Tabk

IpI+I3,

of articles deposited duriorg ~pop-ro,~pro-rr, 1911-ra, and rpryrq-Continwd

I .

(a) Printed

in theunited StntQ: V 1. 0pamphlets, l d c t r . ctc.. Contributions to newspopen and miodic&.

................................
................................

.................

1919S1

(b) Printed abroad in a forden l a a ~ u ~ g e . Enplish works registered for ad interia~ corn

........ right. ......................................

4.6 791 4,731

PcriodiclrL.. 3. Lectures. r e r m o ~ctc.. . 4 Dramaticor dramati-musical . 5. Musical compositbs.
s.

........................................ 46,070 ............................ c o m ~ h . ..... . 4,616

s,

1 . 0

............................................. 3,980 ................... 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' Photograptu.. .................................... :
6 Map.. .
7. Works of art; models or d&.

....................... ..................; 160 1 . Miacellanmw (unclassified artidem).. ........................ 4 rj. Foreign boolu received under act of M u . r-. ............
I. S

xr. Prints and pietorial illustrptku..

.................

1 ,134 3

Motion-picture

11.6q I 1 , -

13. Motion'pictm not ph~toplay8..

J,

Addenda to the Report of the Regiater o Copyrights, 1913- 1 4 f
CONTENTS
I. Copyright legislation, fiscal year 1913-14: Act approved September 18,1913:Panama-Pacific Internetional Exposition, pages 177-178. Act approved March 28, 1914:Deposit of one copy only o f works by foreign authors, published abroad, page 179. Bills introduced : H. R. 15321, introduced April a 1914, Hon. Frank B. , by Willis, pages 179-180. H. R. 16238, introduced May a, 1914, Hon. Jeffersm M. by Levy, page 180. 11. Protocol t o t h c International Copyright Cnnvention, Berlin, November 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. 159595).1 R.
PANAMA-PACIPIC M T B R N A f l O N U EXPOSITION. A N ACT Providing for the free importation o articles intended f

for forrim building. A d =fi@& and exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. and for the protection sefitenb.r of foreign exhibitan. 1013

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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 mStates 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 a shall s 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 Me Patents are hereby authorized and directed to establil a branch office regisrrdion 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 International 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, trademark, or manufactured article imported for exhibition and exhibited at said Panama-Pacific International Exposition may, upon presenta-

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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 rec- At the close of said Panama-Pacific International Exposition the O f ords t Washimpo register of czrtificates of registration, trade-mark, or patent shall be lor deposited in the United States Patent Office at Washington, District of Columbia, and the register of certificates of copyright shall be ah deposited in the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress a t W s ington, District of Columbia. I n f : h m l o SBC. 3 That it shall be unlawful for any person without authority f . 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 liableInjunctimt (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 defendant 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; (c) To deliver u p on oath, to be impounded during the pendency D e l i w h U, : *f*h* art Cof the action, upon such terms and conditions as the court may pmJu 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. 4. Pcnol,,,forruilG SEC. That any person who willfully and for profit shall infringe ~i,,f,h-~# any right protected under this Act, or who shall knowingly and willf fully aid or abet such infringement, shall be deemed guilty o a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for not exceeding one year or by a fine of not less than $loo nor more than $1,000, both, in the discretion of the wurt. or 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 and forty of the copyright Act approved March fourth, nineteen hunriakt rrilr 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, wpyrighted article, trade-mark, or manufactured article s imported for o 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.

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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
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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 copyright," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows: "SEC. That after copyright has been secured by publication of 11. the work with the notice of copyright as provided in section nine of

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this Act, there shall be promptly deposited in the copyright ofice or o,lu 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 o a f 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 provisions 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 o the issue or issues containing such contribuf tion; or if the work is not reproduced in copies for sale there shall be deposited the copy, print, photograph, o other identifying reproducr 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.

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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 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.
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Be it enacted by t Senate a d H o w e of Representatives of the United k States of America i n Congress assembled, That section five o an Act f entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright,'' 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;

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" (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 o the characten f 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; "( ) Photographs; j " (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."
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Mr. LEVY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed. No. A BILL To amend section twenty-thre of the Act entitled "An Act to amend and
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 o f 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, exclusive, qualified, or so-called secondary meaning right to the title of any book or to the name of any author, compiler, or editor o any f 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 o any restricted nature in or to any expired copyf 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."

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PROTOCOLTO THE INTERNARONAL COPYRIGHT CONVBNTION OP MARCH 0 , 1914. 2 BERLIN, NOVEMBER, 1 0 . DATED 1 98 3 TRANSLARON The countries, membels o the f International Union for the protection o literary and artistic f works, desiring to authorize an f optional limitation of the extent o t e Convention of November 13, h 1908,have by mutual agreement adopted the following Protocol: z. When a country not belonging to the Union does not protect in a sufficient manner the works of authors within the jurisdiction of a country of the Union, the provisions of the convention of November 13,1908,cannot prejudice, in any way, the right which belongs to the contracting countries to restrict the protection of works by authols who are, at the time of the first publication of such works, subjects or citizens of the said country not being a member of the Union, and are not actually domiciled in one of the countries of t e h Union. a. The right accorded to the contracting States by the present Protocol, belongs also to each of their trans-marine possessions,

Les Pays membres de 1'Union ipternationale pour la protection des aeuwes litteaires et tiques, d&uant autoriser une limitation facultative de la port& de la Convention du 1 novembrc 3 1908,ont, d'un commun accord, arri!t& le Protocole suivaat: Lorsqu'un pays etranger a 1'Union ne p&&ge pus d'une manike sufiisante les oeuwes des auteurs ressartissant P l'un dca pays de l'Union, les dispositions de la Convention du 13novembrt 1908ne peuvent porter prejudice, en quoi que ce soit, au droit qui appartient au pays contractant de restreindre la protection des oeuwes dont ks auteurs sont, PU moment de la premibe publicaion de ces ceuwes, sujets ou citoyens dudit pays etranger e t ne sont pas domicilib effectivemait dans l'un des pays de 1'Union.

I. IR' h i t accord& aux l%tats contractants par le y r k n t h t o cole appartient 6galement B chncune de leurs Possessions d 'outremer. 3. Aucune restriction etablie en 3. No restriction established by 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 s e une aeuvre u 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

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4. Les Etats qui, en vertu du present Protocole, restreindront la protection des droits des autem, le notifiercmt au Gouvernement de la Confedeation S u h par une declaration ecrite ob k n t indiqub les pays vis-a-vis desquels la protection est ree streinte, de meme que les restrictions auxquelles les droits dea auteurs resortissant ces pays sont soumis. IR Gouvernement de la Confederation Suisse communiquera aussitbt le fait B taw les autres Etats de 1'Union. 5. Le pr6-t Protocole sera ratifib, et les ratifications seront db@es B Berne dans un dblei maximum de douze mois comptfh B partir de sa date. I entrera en l vigueur un mois aprb l'expiration de ce dhlai, et aura meme force et dude que la Convention b laquelle il se rapporte. En foi de quoi, les Plbnipotcntiaires des Pays membres de 1'Union ont sign6 le pdsent -toa l e , dont une copie cutifi6e era remise B chacun des Gouvemtments u n i o n i h . Fait B Berne, le no mars 19x4,en un seul exemplaire, d6@ aux Archives de la ConfBdBration Suim. [Signatures]
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4. The countries which, by virtue o the present Protocol, limit f the protection accorded to authon, shall notify the Government o f the Swiss Confederation by a written declaration indicating the countries against which the protection is restricted, and also the restrictions to which the rights of authors belonging to these countries are subject. The Government of the Swiss Confederation will at once communicate the fact to all the other States of the Union.

5. The present Protocol shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be deposited at Berne withiin a maximum period of twelve months from its date. It shall enter into force one month after the expiration of this period, and shall have the same force and duration as the Convention to which it relates. In witness whereof the Plenipotentiaries of the countries members of the Union have signed the preaent Protocol, of which a certified copy shall be transmitted to each of the Governments of the Union. Done at Berne, the 10th day o f March, 1914, in a single copy, deposited in the Archives of the Swiss Confederation. Signed by the representatives of the following eighteen countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Gumany, Great Britain, Haiti, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg. Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Tunis.

INDEX Acts of Congress relating to copyright: PYC Aug 1 . ~9x1. 4 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: I53 Fees for recording ....................................... Number recorded o copied ............................... r 153 Berlin Convention. protocol to ............................. 158. 181 Bills. copyright: H . R 9897. for deposit of one copy of foreign works. introduced 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.......... I55 H R 15311 for scenarios. introduced by H m . Frank 3 Willis .............................................. 155, 176 H. R . 16238 for specific termination of copyright. introduced 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 Columbia ................................. ;.................. 1 9 4 Bulletin and circulars issued ................................ 151 Bureau of Education. copyright books transferred to library o .. 149 f . 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 2 . 0 1914..................................................... '5 5 Canada, copyright 'relations with ............................. I59 Card indexes of copyright registrations........................ 1SO Cases,decisions in copyright .............................. 159 noto Catalogue of Cbpyright Entries ............................... 150 Censorship o motion pictures, bills to provide ................. 158 f Certificate of registration, act to secure more complete 151

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Periodicals and periodical contributions: Rc. Returned to copyright claimants ;. ........................ 1 % ' : Titles printed in Catalogueof Copyright Entries .......... SSX Perkins (Hon George C.), bill for copyright protection. PanamaPacific exposition articles.................................. =$ Photogt aphs: Registrations without certificate. fees for................... 1 s N~tmberf ........................................... 18 o Returned to copyright claimants........................... 1 p 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 @ Scenari~. to designate as subject matter of copyright. H R . bill 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 ......... 4 9 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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PUBLlCATlONS 09 THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE
:[Continued from sand paw d -.I The following publications of the Copyright OSce were issued in limited editions, but may be had (so fat as any are still available) OF WASRINOupon request, from the SUPERINTENDSNT DOCUMENTS, TON, C., upon payment of thenominal prices given, which include6 D. postage. Postal money orders or drafts should be made payable and addressed to the SUPERINTENDENT DOCUYE~~I'S. OF Stamps and uncertikd checks are not accepted.

BULLETIN 3. Paper, IF.; cloth, 35c. No. Copyright Enactments of the Un~ted States, 1783-1906. rev. 174 pp. So. I@.

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BULLETIN 8. Cloth, 6512. NO. Copyright in Congress, 1789-1904. A bibliography and chmmlogical record of all proceedings in Congress in relat~on copyright. to 468 pp. 8O. 1905. BULLETIN 9. Paper, sc. No. The Provisions of the United States Copyright I s w s with a summary of some parallel provisions ol the copyright lawsof foreign BULLWIN NO. 11. Paper, roc. Copyright in Japan. Iaw of March 3, 1899, and copyright convention betn~eenthe United States m d Japan, May 10, I@, together with the text o earlier enactments. v+jo pp. 8". f

1906.
B U U ~ NO. 13. Paper. N International Copyright Union. Berm convention, 1886; Pa& convention, 1896; Berlin convention, 1908. Report o [Thorvald f Solber~l the delercate of the United States to the International confer&ce for thc revision of the Berne Copyright Convention, held at Berlin, Germany, October 14 to November 14, 1908. B~LLETIN 17. Paper, IOC. No. Decisions of the United States courts involving copyright. 1913-1914. 10s pp. 8". 191~.