THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

COPYRIGHT OFFICE

FIFTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE

REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING JUNE 30

VNITED STATES
G O V E B N P~ l l M T M G o m a
VASHING'IDN r 1950

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Amendment of Copyright Law: Public Law 84..........................................
Cop*tBudncP
Improvanmtr in the Catalog of Copyright Entria
Cw.wlidation d the CPrd Catalog F i
Canpbncc Section of& Rcanarct Division

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h R e c d P t , , e k . 1 8 9 7-1949 ........................................................
Reghation by Subjet Matter, 1945-49 ................................................
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Summary of Copyright Burida, 1W ...................................................
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mppine-WTmty
0U~diu.g
Copyright Oua
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&pod@, 1945-49

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The Copyright Office

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REPORT TO THB llBRARUN OP CONOR

Cqyight Business

A

S a result of Public Law 501 which

became effective May 27,1948 and
which increased copyright fees,
there was, during the year under review,
a marked rise in the revenues of the
Copyright Office. The total revenues
were $834,738.05, or an increase of 71
percent over the highest previous year.
As had been anticipated, the number of
registrations decreased (15 percent), the
largest decline beiig in the categories of
unpublished music and certain miscellaneow cl-.
Registrations for books
increased 5 percent and motion pictures 8
percent; registrations for periodicals decreaPed 9 percent and renewals of registrations 13 percent. Of the 193,236 items
transferred to the collection of the Library,
48,320 were books and pamphlets.

Irnprouemcnts in the Catalog
right Entries

of

Cokp

Volume 2 of the Third Series of the
Catdog of CoPpiht Entries, covering the
calendar year 1948, was produced with no
&aqe in plan, but with a number of
added features designed to improve its
~ e s s Important
.
among thesc additions was a classified index in the Published
Music Catalog, which provides acceps to
current pductions by medium-of-performance and broad subject headings.
Thc inclusion of brief, objective summaries
for moat motion pictures furnishes a guide
to the content of h.Brief sections were
added to the Works of Arc and Periodical
Catalogs, consisting of lists of books on art
and photography, and lists of new periodieaIs published for the h
t time d+
the
agareso

year. Additional indexing featuru werc
also added to the Works of Arc Catalog,
and to the Map Catalog.
Public response to these changes has been
encouraging. Each year more people are
using the Catalog and recognizing it as
constituting in effect a national bibliography in each of the fields represented by
copyright registrations. The Catalog provides information as to a number of typa
of writings not available in any other
publication.
Producing the C d o g by the l~arteconomical process, namely by photographing
typewritten cards,involves numerow technical difEcultia. Marked progresr was
made during the year in overcoming these
and in improving the readabiity and
general appearance of the C d o g .

Codidation of the Card Catalog Files
One of the duties of the Copyright Office

is to supply information concerning copyright claims which have been registutd.
Because of the u n d t y of many enq u i . as to when claims wen recorded it
is usually more expeditious to refer to the
record in the card catalog rather than to
other sources. The administration of the
Copyright Office has been aware of the
multiplicity of its files and the advisability of consolidating all entries for a
given clam of material in a single file thus
increasing their prompt accessibility to
the public. As early as 1937 plans were
drawn tffecting a -tion
and consolidation of the reghation aes. Owing
to lack of pmonntl and funds, and to an
inaeaaipg workload, the consolidation
could only be undedccn on a piecemeal
basis.
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In 1949, however, some thirty people assigned for the purpose, and they
reviewed and refiled mom than 10,000,000
cards. In addition mom than 50,000 new
guide c a d were inserted. The d t will
be an appreciable reduction in the amount
of time r e q u i d to answer enquiriar from
the public.

wete

The Complianc~Section of the RGftmt

Division

A new service of the Copyright Of3ice to
the public was inaugurated, during fiscal
1949, in the e s t a b l i i e n t and rmcces$ul
operation of a Compliance Section as a
part of the Reference Division. The purpose of thia Section is, through search and
corre~pondena, to advisc owners and
agents of owners of copyrights how to perfect their daima, when they have not done
so, by registering thun in the Copyright
O h ,as required by law.
This d c e has been p d t a b l e , not only
to the holdera of copyrights, who, having
rcgintmd may thus enforce thcir rights at
law, but to the Copyright Office and the
Library of Congrea~ as well. In eight
month, the Copyright Oi3ice nccivtd
through the Compliana Section few in
the amount of $18,014.00. The Library,
on its part, d v e d books and 0 t h
materials valued at $13,023.00. Fees and
materials together thus totaled $31,357.00,
which is almost three times the expense
incurred by the project. Having p
d
itself a practical asset to the Library, howe m , the Section, with additional pasonn 4 propto extend its suvice to other
fields, inducting music, maps, motion
pictures, periodicals, etc., in which them
would appear to be many published, but
aa yet unregiatmd claims to copyright.

Henriette Mcrtz was a p p o i n g aa an
Attorney in the Copyright Offia Dmmber 6, 1948. Mias Mertz had been in
charge of the Foreign Law Department of

1949

the law firm of Brown, Jsclrson, Boettcher
and Dienner since September 1919, working aimaet urcluaively in the field of
copyright, patent and trade mark law.
Mary B. Davis m t k d h m her position
in the Copyright Office on June 30, 1949,
aftcr almost fortyeight yean' service in the
Library. Mk Davis joined the staff
Augua 7,1901. On August 29,1917, h e
transferred to the Copyright Oace and
since that time had been engaged in
cataloging work. M Q Davis was beat
known for the conscientiou attitude she
always maintained toward her duties and
the &cient manner in which rhe performed them.
Mary P. Faunretired f q n the
Copyright Offia stafT on Septcmbq 30,
1948, a h r fiheen ycan~of ewia.

M m m t

Law84

of Cspynght Law: Public

For many years English a u t h and publiahera have complained about the "manufacturing clause" in the copyright law of
the United States. Recently dollar ~hortages, together with exchange regulations
in force in many countrica, have made it
extremely &&cult for mast foreign a u t h m
to register copyrights in thb country. On
June 3, 1949, Public Law 84, an act
designed to remedy the situation, became
law.
1. The, law rcmwes the i~npcdiments
which foreign authors encountved in the
payment of fees by relieving than of the
necessity of payment. Before the enactment of t h i a legislation foreign authonr and
publishurr were required to pay a $4 fee
and to deposit in the Copy@lt m c e one
copy of their book or o k work. Thenew
law giva than thc option of acnding an
additional copy of the work and a catalog
cad in licu of payment of the fee.
TbG provision will be helpful to Am&cans as well as to fardgncn, because it
wiil incmuc the number of foreign books
and other works received in the Copyright

REPORT OF THE REGISTER OF COP-

Office. Thus it wiH make publicly avail-

able information, otherwise difficult t6
obtain, conccming works published abroad
that have American coppight. The law
may also, to some degree, promote the
gradual attainment of world-wide bibliagraphical ccmmls. National librariee
abroad will doubtless prepare many of tbe .
catalog cards produced in response to tbe
new act, in cooperation with the United
States Copyright Office. This joint labor
should go a long way toward standardizing
American and foreign library techniques.
The loss of the $4 fee will reduce tbe
revenues of the Copyright ma, but
probably, on balance, will not d t in
loss to the Federal Government. The
Library of Congress now buys and catalogs each year thousands of foreign w a l a
Most, if not all, of the foreign works sent
to the Copyright Office will be needed by
the Library for its awn collections or for
its exchange operatiom. The increme in
the number of works deposited, and a cansequent d u c t i o n in tbe number which
must be purchased, the value of the e x m
copy and the saving of the expense d
cataloging should mart than offact tbe
loss of the fee on the small number d
deposits made prior to the new act.
2. Even more important are the changes
wrought by this act in provbions of tbe
copyright law regarding books and periodicals in the English language. Prior to tbe
passage of Public Law 84 a book published
abroad in the English language had to be
registered in the United States Copyright
Oilice within sixty days of publication a d
was required to be manufa&
in tbe
United States within four montbs there
aftu in order to secure United Stater
copyright protection. With a few urctp
tiom no copy manuEacturtd abroad could
be imported into thc United States while
the American copyright rubsiisted.
The effect was to deprive almost all
works published abroad in the English
language of American copyright protee

tion. bring the last few yuvr only a'&
hundred books and periodicals wert so
tegistaed and many 1- wlcn in fact
manufactured in this country.
Public Law 84 allows six months from
publication abroad within which t6 register and five years in which to manufacture
in the United States. It a h adds 1,500 to
the number of copies that may be imported
under the provisions of the Copyright Act
without 1- of copyright.
It k expected that the new law will
increase the number of English books
reprinted in the united States. Thc extendon of the period of five years should
make it possible for an Amuican publisher to determine whether a book is a
success in England and Canada Wore
deciding whether to publish it hat. The
right &to import 1,500 copies to test the
American market should p t l y d t in
determining whether the Act will appeal
to Amcrican as well as to British and Canadian tastes.

Phdipgina RocIamatw
The President of the united Sate8 of
America and the President of the Republic
of the Philippints issued prochmtiom on
October 21, 1948 which extended copyright protection in each country to the
nationals of the other. The Philippine
copyright law is modeled aftcr the law in
this country and like it requites rcgbtration, and tbat a copyright notice be placed
in each work.

C h Tr#aty
On January 12,1949 the Reddent d t b e
United Staas proclaimed the Treaty d
Fricndahip, Commerce and Navigation
with China. Article IX and the Protocol
contain provinions relative to copyright.
The Roclamation d thc M d e n t quotes
tbe reexvation and undcmadhgs adopted by the United States Senate in advising
and consenting to tbe ratification d tbe
treaty with particular refkncc to tbe

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most-favorad-nation treatment and translation~. Translation rights will be interpreted in accordance with the provisions
of Article XI of the Treaty as to Commercial relations signed at Shanghai, O c t o k
8, 1903.
Outstanding Cojyight Casts

The outstanding court decision of the
year, as far as international copyright law
is concerned, is Todamcrica Musica Ltda. v.
Radio Corfwation of America, 171 F (2d)
369 (C. C. A. 2d, 1948). It was an action
for infringement of the mechanical reproduction rights to the Brazilian tune
Tico." The plaintiff relied upon the
Buenos Aim Convention of 1910, to
which both Brazil and the United States
are signatories. The court held that
neither that Convention nor the Residential Proclamation relating thereto specifically mentioned mechanical reproduction
righe and that section l(e) of the copyright law required a Presidential Proclamation for the enforcement of such rights
by the owner of a foreign copyright who
is not domiciled in the United States.
Thia decision indicates a need for the establishment, by means of Presidential
Proclamations, of rcciprocaI relations concerning mechanical reproduction rights,
with each of the thirteen member republics of the Buenos Aires Convention which
have previously relied upon it for international protection of those rights.
In the Annual Report for last year
mention was made of the poaclibiiity that
the Supreme Court would have an oppor-

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trtnity to review the holding of the Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeals that copyright
was a divisible, rather than an indivisible
buirdle of rights. In the case of W&
h e v. Commissioner, 69 S. Ct. 1120 (1949),
a majority of the court based its decision
on the tax question and omitted any dii
cussion of the interesting copyright problem. The minority noted that the court's
decision, by the plain implication of ita
dence, rejected the notion of indivisibility
of copyright but clung to the conclusion
which was derived from that concept.
Thus the validity of the concept of the
indivisibility of copyright is probably still
uncertain.
In Khan v. LdoFeut, Inc., 78 F. Supp. 754
@. C. N. Y., 1948) the court threw doubt
on the rule that it is not a violation of
copyright to make and sell phonograph
m r d s of a copyrighted nondramatic
sang, saying: "COTCOTM
v. Montgomery Wmd
6r Co., Inc., et al., 9 Cir., 121 F. (2d) 572,
is not the law in this Circuit so far as I am
advised. I hesitate to believe, for instance, that the copyright of a book could
be avoided by reading it over the radio
to a public audience, instead of printing
it." Cf. Krepborg v. Durante, 21 U. S.
P. Q. 557 (S. D. N. Y., 1934); 22 U. S.
P.Q.248 (S.D.N.Y., 1934).
Important monopoly decisions dealing
with copyright were handed down in
Aldm-RochIIc, Inc. cl d. v. American Socicty
af Com,boscrs, Authors, and Publishers et d.,
80 F. Supp. 900 (D. C. N. Y., 1948) and
M. Wihark d Sons v. Jmrm et al., 80 I?.
Supp. 843 (D. C. Minn., 1948).

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NUMBXR OF AILTXCLtS DEPOSITED bVllMG TXE CBCAL Y B W

Clan

TO 1949, MUwWJl

1948

1949

Shbject matter of copyright

I945

1947 .

1945

1946

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Boob:
(a) Printed in the United Stata:
Boob proper.. ................. 20,508
Pamphlets, leaAeto, etc. ........ 67,854
Contributionr to newrpapen and
periodicah.. ................ 3,815
Total.

.................... 92,177

(b) Rinted abroad in a foreign language. 2,644
(c) Englirh boole registered for ad in-

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

terim copyright.

B
C
D
E
F
G

H
I
J

KK
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L

M

19,572 . 19,806
71,594 69,880

15,358
61,108

13,924
55,872

5,963

4,410

5,504

4,878

97,129
2, H 5

94,096
3,970

683

713

595

81,970
3,660

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.

74,674
113
655

610

95,416'100,357'98,779
Periodicals.. ............................ 108,374 ,119,398 116,680
W a ,wmom etc.. ................... 1,036
1,263
972
Dramatic or dramaticm-musical compcmitiom. 5,720
6,659
7, OM
Murical compmitiorn. .................... 58,087 85,359 . 79,428
Mapa.. ................................ 4,627
2,855 . 3,526
Worksofart,modebordeaigns............ 4,349' 5,055
5,454
469
Rcproductiom of w r l e o f u t . . ............
609 . 1.064 .
Drawiqa or plastic worle of a scientific or
5 336 3,014
technical character.. ................... 1,603
2,982
Photogmpln.. .......................... 1,891
2,945
35,577 34,563 31,848 .
Rinta, Lakb and pictorial illustrations.

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Motion picture photoplaya.. .............. 1,330
Motion pictura not photoplaya.. .. ,. ...... 2,111
Total. ............................ 320,590

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75,M
86,240
91,526
%,578
1,129 . 1,177
5,182
5,877
67,173
72,824
1,709
2,558
2,392
3,938
341
596 .
2,375
2,605 .
26,344

2,017
1,953
19,780

1,545
2,440

1,228
2,172

364,567 354, 8% :305,049

272,092

1,254
1,914

GROSS RECEIPTS, Em., WDB JULY I,

1,312
2,741

I897

SinceJuly 1,1897, the date of organization of the Copyright 0 % the total -tiana
have ken
7,457.07.3, and the total recdpts for fees $10,704,950.95. The 6gura, year by year, appear in the following
table:

Year

1897-98.. ..................
1896-99..
18994900
1900-1901:. ................
1901-2.. ...................
1902-3..
1903-4.. ...................
1904-5
1905-6.. ...................

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G r a receipts

$61,099.56
64,185.65
71.072.33
69,525.15
68,405.08
71,533.91

regirtratiom
$55,926.50
58,267.00
65,206.00
63,687.50
64,687.00
68,874.50

75,545
80,968

rc@~trahorn

;

5,423

in re@-

: trations

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92,351 ...........
2,447
92,978
627
97,979 .
5,001 ..........

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Year

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1906-7..
1907-8..
1908-9..
1909-10
1910-11.
1911-12..
1912-13..
1913-14
1914-15..
1915-16
1916-17
1917-18..
1918-19
1919-20
1920-21..
1921-22.
1922-23..
1923-24..
1924-25..
1925-26..
1926-27
1927-28
1920-29..
1929-30..
1930-31..
1,931-32..
1932-33.
1933-34..
1934-35..
1935-36..
1936-37
1937-38..
1938-39..
19394..
194041..
194142..
194243..
194344..
1944-45..
1945-46.
1946-47
194748.
194849..

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Total..

Ctar r d p b

$87,384.31
85,042.03
87,085.53
113,662.83
113.661.52
120,149.51
118,968.26
122,636.92
115,594.55
115,663.42
113,808.51
109,105.87
117,518.96
132,371.37
141,199.33
145,398.26
153,923.62
167,705.98
173,971.95
185,038.29
191,375.16
201,054.49
322,135.82
336,980.75
312,865.41
284,719.20
254,754.69
258,829.53
269,348.81
293,149.82
295,313.24
326,326.67
330,466.37
341,061.35
347,125.35
376,906.63
324,300.99
333,270.24
367,402.04
405,740.58
471,119.41
525,510.25
889,105.92

...............11,225929.83

ye,y

6ea

""atlm

$84,685.00
82,387.50
83,816.75
104,644.95
109,913.95
116,685.05
114,980- 60
120,219.25
111,922.75
112,986.85
110,077.40
106,352 40
113,118.00
126,492.25
19,516.15
138,516.15
149,297.00
162,544.90
166,909.55
178,307.20
184,727.60
195,167.65
308,993.80
327,629.90
309,414.30
280,964.90
250,995- 30
251,591.50
259.881.70
285,206.90
280,541.40
298,799.60
306,764.40
320, 082.90
347,430.60
351,158.10
306,836.70
319.466.30
338,812.90
379,738.00
442,626.10
487,475.20
89,738.05
10,704,950.95

=-i&z

Number of Ilwrurcrin Deaewr

123,829
119,742
120,131
109,074
115,198
120,931
119,495
123,154
115.193
115,967
111,438
106,728
113,003
126,562
135,280
138,633
148,946
162,694
165,848
177,635
184,000
193,914
161,959
172,792
164,642
151,735
137,424
139,047
142,031
156,962
154,424
166,248
173,135
176,997
180,647
182,232
160,789
169,269
178,848
202,144
230,215
238,121
201,190
7,457,073

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6,125

........... 4,087
389 ..........
.......... 11,057
6,124 ..........
5,733 ..........
.......... 1,436
3,659 ..........
.......... 7,961
774 ..........
..........
4,529

..........
6,275
13,559
8,718
3,353
10,313
13,748
3,154
11,787
6,365
9,914

..........
10,833

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

4,710

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

31,955

..........
8,lfiO
1%907
14,311

..........
..........
..........
.......... 2,538
11,824 ...........
6,887 ..........
3,862 ..........
3,650 ..........
1,585 ..........
.......... 21,443
8,480 ..........
9,579 ..........
1,623
2,984
14,931

23,296
28,071
7,906

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..........
..........
..........
36,931

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ILMIBTIUTION BY SUB-

Subject ma-

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MA=

V FOR TRB mChL Y E A N 1.45

of cowright

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

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Total ..................
(b) Printed abroad in a foreign
language....................
(c) English books regirtaed far ad
intvim copyright.............
B

10, 254
33. 929

9. 903
9. 786
35. 797 . 34. 940

1946

1945

7. 679
30. 5%

6. 962
27. 936

4. 140

5. 963

4. 400

5. 504

4. 856

48. 323

51. 546

49. 243

43. 737

39. 754

2. 644

2, 545

3. 970

3. 513

111

595

683

712

610

679

Total .................... 51. 562
P a i d c a b (numbers)................... 54. 163
1. OM
Lecturu. aumom. addresea
Dramatic or dramati-mIpical
camp
dtionr
5. 159
Mdcal aanpdtiona
48. 210
2, 314
Map
3. 281
WorlPofart.mod&. adcsignr
239
Rcpmductiom of wo& of art
DrawingaarplruticwoxbofeIcientXc
1. 063
ar technical ch.racta
Photograph
1. 134
C o m m d prints and labels
13. 233
Printa and pictorial illuatratiom
4. 358
Motion picture photoplaya
667
Motion pictura not photoplaya
1. 096
Rcncwabafcommadalpxintaandlabels
R e n d afaU othcrd.sga
13. 675

54. 774
59. 699
1. 263

47. 860
48. 289
1. 129

40, 544
45. ,763
1. 17?

5. 3%
63. 367
1. 304
3. 094
317

4. 714
57. 835
857
1. 621
186

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1949

mlJS%%

Booh:
(a) Printed in the United Stata:
Boob proper
Pamphlcla. *I.
etc
Contributions to ncwnpapur
and p a h l i d s

K
L
M

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53. 925
58. 3.(0
972

6. 128' 6. 456
68. 709
72, 339
1. 456
1..779
4. 044
3. 938
309
540
2, 147
1. 838
9. 674
6. SO6
666
1. 418
21
13. 180

1. 619
1. 644
10. 619
6. 686
632
999
20
15. 796

1. 554
1. 777
1. 732 . 1. 258
7. 973 . 7. 45!
5. 384
2, 634
615
774
1. 250
1. 120
33 .
30
11. 337
12, 483

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