THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

COPYRIGHT OFFICE

FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE

REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS
FOR TEIE FISCAL YEAR

ENDING JUNE 30

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T H E - C O P Y R I G H T OFFICE
REPORT TO THE LIBRARUN OF CONGRESS BY THE REGISTER OF COPYRIGHT3

work of the Copyright Office for the W l year July 1, 1945 to June 30, 1946, inclus'ive, an summarized as follows: The outstanding events of the past fiscal year were three. The first was the continued increase in thc number of registrations of copyright claims, which rose from 178,848 in fiscal 1945 to 202,144 in fiscal 1946, the greatest number in the history of thc Copyright Oftice, and a number M, far beyond the capacities of &= existing staff that Congress, responding to the need, generously provided for additional personnel. The second war the establishment of the first of four divisions into which the eleven sections of the Copyright Oflice arc to 6c combined, and the third was the adoption of new application forms and certificates for copyright registration. , Al classes of registrations increased durl ing the p a r , with the exception of lectures, sermons, and addrtsses, which declined h m 1,177 to 1,129, and English books ngistertd for ad interim copyright, which declined dightly from 679 to 610, undoubtedly because of a Residential Proclamation -ding temporarily the time within which British authors may make copyright registrations. Thc most conspicuous increase occurred in 'the field in which registrations were delayed because of the war books abroad in a foreign language. Registrations of such books increased from 111 in fiscal 1945 to 3,513 in fiscal 1946. Thc mxt largest increases in terns of percentages were 104 percent in prints, 70 percent in works of art, and 39 percent in

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photographs. Considered from the point of view.of numbers rather than percentages, thc largest increases are 5,532 in musical compositions, 2,618 in pamphlets, and 2,526 in periodicals. Musical compositions continued the incrwc that has caused them more than to double during the last decade and is presumably influenced by the increase in the inducements for the composition of music brought about by the development of the radio. The number of periodicals copyrighted is also at an all-time high, but pamphlets art rtU below thck prtwar peak. number of copyrighted books printed in the United States increased 10 percent, from 6,962 in fiscal.1945. to 7,679 in 1 1946, but it is still considerably below prewar production, due undoubtedly to the continuing effect of the war and to continuing paper shortages. W i g fiscal 1946 plans for the norganization of the Copyright Office took definite form. The survey of the organizational structure of the Office which was begun in the w m of the preceding year revealed that eleven independent sections were too many for effective supervision and for the development of official lines of av*horit)c. The division of the Office into s many s a l group tended also to o ml create lines of promotion within each section and thus to limit opportunities for promotion except in term of experience. I n addition, it d u d the number who might have an opportunity to view the work of the Office as a whole, thus increasing the probability of one section duplicating the work of another and of the imperfect coordination of the work of the Office as a whole.

OF THE REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS, 1946

It was decided to combine the eleven sections into fo& dkisions: an Examining Division' to pass upon all applications for copyright registrations, a Cataloging Division to catalog all copyright registrations, a Reference Division to fiupply the public with information concerning copyrights and copyright ~gistrations, and a Service Division t o handle moneys rectivtd toe t h e r with the receipt and dispatch of mail and t o maintain the f l s Thin ie. grouping will provide for all members of t k Copyright Office staff, except the legal staff and the personnel in the office of the Register, the Associate Register and the Assistant Register. A position of A-iatc Register was established, for the p u r w of colla$orathg with the Register on problems relating to c h v in the Copyright Act and on copyright relations with fonign countries. The position of h i s t a n t Register has changed &om one dealing primarily with problems of law to om concerned with personnel and the of the general administrative probl-

Ofc. fie Tk work of reorganization began with
the Cataloging Division. In the coura of the year plans for this Division were worked out, approved by the Civil Service Commission, and put into effect. work of =organizing the other divisions L well under way and should be completed before the end of the next fiscal yeat. In addition to the need for reorganizing the work, it was of course necessary also tp 'reclassify the positions. ;rhe kataloging Division is the only unit thk ;eorganization of which was actually C'o$~let~d duripg the year. It taka the place df the former Catalog, Index, and Record and Certificate Sections and to a considerable u r t ~ the place of the Cort ~ p + e n c c ' Section. It is administered by a Chief, an Assistant Chief, and an' editor, and ie divided into' four sections:

the Book Section, the Music Section, the Gumula'tiveSection, and 'the isc cell ant our Section. The Miellaneoua Section consists of three units, Unit A dealing with motion pictures, dramas, and Icctqs; Unit B, with a d v e r h e n t e and contribur, tions to periodicals; Unit C, with. a t maps, and printrr. The work of setting up the Divisiolb has necessarily proceeded slowly, The h t half of the year was nearly over before the functions of each position w a r worked out and allocations fused by the Civil Service Commission. The second half of the fiscal year was taken up with selecting . the staff and improving p d w t ~ The Cataloging Division rrprcscnts not only a change in organization, but also in cataloging procedurea. The Copyright Office has always been required by m t i m 56 of the Copyright Act to catdog and to print catalogs of copyright entried. It was decided that the Cataloging Division would catalog in accordance with tbt practices of the P o e s n Department, in rcsig order that entries made by it might be d without d o n . This decision made necessary the training o the cataEoging f staff ofthe Copyright Offi& in the a p p l i tion of new cataloging r l and proua cedures. A start in this direction was taken by instituting a twelve-week instwice training courst conducted by VrSi igna Cunningham, Esther Eytcheson and H n erietta Howell, all of Library's k ing Department, and Dorothy Arbaugh, of the Office of the Quartermaster General, W a r Departmcnt. Since the completion d the course, in-service trajniag in modified form has been continued by the heads o f the various sections and units. Plana for the Cataloging Division call not only for the elimination of duplication in cataloging throughout the Library, but for an improved Catalog qf C-ht Entrais. A h the Division hopes t suvc o persons interested in copyrights by issuing

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ita catalogs very much more promptly than in the past and by including in them bibliographical information o recognized usef fulness. In addition, it is planned to mo e the helpful induces which the exitr gencies of war made it necessary to abandon. The desirability of making some parts of the Catalog qf Copyright Entries useful to libraries, scholars, and other persons interested in the contents of deposited publications has been discussed a number oftimes. For example, many music lovers have urged the production of a catalog of il published American music that wl do for American music what the great Hofmister catalogs have done for German music. This we expect to accomplish. After consultation with the American Book Publishers' Council, the Music Publishers' Protective Association, and many publishus in New York and elsewhere, the Copyright Office has adopted new and radically simplified "applicationcertificate" forms. These have w t yet been devised for all classes of applications, but Form A has been hued for books published in the United States (replacing A, A-1, A-2, and A d ) , Form A-Foreign for books published .outsi& of the United A-3 and A+), Form B States (r~placing for newspapers and other periodicals published in the United States (replacing B-1 and B-2), Form E for mmuscript music and music wherever published (replacing E, E-1, J3-2, J3-3 and EForcign) and Form R for renewals (replacing the old form R). The new application secures three important pieces of information not called h r by the old: (1) the author's pseudonym, (2) the ycar of the author's birth, and (3) if he is not living, the ycar of his death. Thcse data are requested for cataloging P'upOSes. Thc four sections of the Cataloging Division-the Book, Music, Cumulative, and Miscellaneous Sections-arc headed

mpectively by Dorothy Arbaugh, Virginia Cunningham, Margaret B. Martin, and Joseph W. Rogers. Of the e v e n other administrative positions in the Cataloging Division five have been filled by promotions within t k Copyright Office and two by additions to the staff. Raymond V. Robinson, for many years t k head of the Catalog Section, has become editor. Howard M. Myers, formerly Acting -Chief of the Index Section, has been made assistant head of the Miscellaneous Section, Josephine B. Rogers,' formerly special assistant to the Chief of the Catalog Section, is now assistant head of the Music Section, and Marian B. Myers, formerly Assistant Chief of the Mails, Files, and Search Section, is arrsistant headof the Cumulative Section. Hugh B. Nesbitt, Jr., formerly Chief of the Record and Certificate Section, has taken charge of the Art Unit in the Miscellaneous Section. Katharine W. Clugston, who heads the Motion Picture and Drama Unit used to be head of the Accession Searching Section of the Acquisitions Department i n the Library of Congress. The head of the Advertisements and Contributions Unit has not yet been appointed. Increased interest in protecting literary property has occasioned renewed consideration of the desirability of the United States negotiating copyright treaties with foreign countries. The Copyright Ofice has assisted the Department of State in the consideration of a number of proposals, and it is hoped that within a few years we may have treaties with other nations which will increase the protection which the works of American authors receive abroad. Early this year the Pan American Union invited the twenty-one American Republics to send delegates to.an Inter-American Conference of Experts onaCopyrightto be held in the Pan American Union in June. All the republics accepted and sent dele-

gates. T h e delegate of the United Statd was LuthH. Evans, Librarian of

Congress. A number of advian and special assistants were appointed to assist him, of whom two, Richard C. DeWolf and Sam B. ~ b e r were h r n the , Copyright Ofiice. The confennce produced a new copyR E G ~ I I O N DY 8lmpCT

right.,convention designed to nplacc the Buenas A i m Copyright 'Gonvcmtion of 1910 to, which the United S g t a t a signatory. If ratified by the United StatSenate, it will change the Bucnas A i m Convention and the United States Copyright Act in a number of important
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......:.......... 30,554 ..... .. 7,679 .................. 5, M Total ..................... 43,737 P r h t d a b r o a d i n a f ~ ~3,513 . Englirh boob mghtaed Zq ad 610 in& copyright. .............. Td..................... 47,860 PCriodicals (numben ..................... 48,289 ................ 1,129 L c c t u r a , - , a ~d~ Drama& o dramauco-rnw1Ul c~llPQitionn.. 5,356 r Musical compositions.. ................... 63,367 M a p................................... 11,301 WosLafart,model,ordaigm ............ 3,094 Reprodu~tionrdworkduc ..........;... 317 Draor plastic work o a Idtntific a f tefhalul character.. ................... 1,777 Photograph.. ..........'................. Comwrual prinm and labeh.. ............ print^ and pictorid iUurbationr. ........... 5,384 Motion picture photophp.. ............... Motion ictwca not photoplayr. ............ ~cnewa& commarial prinm and lab&. ... d Renew& of all otha clana.. ............. Totil.. .......................:...
Pamphkm, lcailcta, ctc.. : Contributionr to newqmpar and periodic&.

(a) Printed in the

Unit& Stata: E k h pmper..

6,962 27,936 4,856 39,754 111

7,585 27,683 4,730 39,998 82

8,658 27,558 3,568 39,704 156 517

10,377 33, 6~ 5,119 49,116 651

40,544 45,763 1,177 4,714 57,835 857 1,821 186 1,554

. 679 . 602 40,682 44,364 1,126 4,875 52,087 494 1,743 173 1,957

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50,276 45,145 963 4,803 50,023 1,217 2,110 321
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40,457 42,995 629 3,687
18,348

737 1,649 221 1,911

REPORT O F THE REGISTER OF CpPYRIGHTS, 1946

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The total ?umber of uparate utides depaihd in camplianct with the co year, ia 305,049. The number of articlc~ n each i d - ~ the
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1942

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REPQRT OF THE REGISTER OF OOPYRIGHTS, 1946

Since July 1; 1897, the date o orga&a$on o the Co f f ht OBioe, tbc total regkapolu have be6,787,547 and the t t l receipt8 for fa oa $8,940,111.60. = by y~=, a , year 1 1 the Wowing 1 table:

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$61,099.56 $55,926.50 75,545 1897-98. 189849. ................... 64,185.65 58,261.00 5,423 80, 968 1899-1900 .................. 71,072.33 65,206.00 94,798 13,830 69,525.25 63,687.50 1900-1901 92,351 2,441 64.687.00 1901-2. ..................... 68,405.08 92.978 627 68,874.50 1902-3. .................... 71,533.91 97,979 5,001 75,302.83. 72,629.00 103,130 5,151 ........'.... ,1903-4 80,440.56 113,374 78,058.00 1904-5 10,244, 82,610.92 117,701 80,198.00 4,330 , 19054 87,384.31 123,829 84,685.00 . 6,125, 1906-7 1907-8 ........ . &1............. 85,042.03 82.387.50 119,742 4,oa~ . 87,085.53 120,131 83,816.75 1908-9. .:...... i..;. 389 . 113,66283 104.644.95 109.074 1909-10. . . , i ; 11; 057 115,198 1910-11. . j ;. ........... 113,661.52 109,913.95 6,124 120,921 5,733 1911-12.. ................... 120,149.51 116,685.05 1912-13. ..:.; ............. 118,968.26 114,980.60 . 1lR493 ; 1,436 1913-14 .................... 122,636.92 120,219.25 123,154 3,659 115,594.55 111,922.75 .. 115,193 1914-15 7, %I 1915-16 .....................115,663.42 112,986.85 . 774 115.967 191617.. .................... 113,808.51 110,077.40 .111,438 4,529 1917-18.. .....;.. :.......... 109,105.87 106,352.40 . ,106,728 4,710 1918-19.. .................. 117,518.96 113,118.00 113,003 6,275 1919-20 .................... 132,371.37 126,492.25 13,559 126,562 . 141.199.33 134,516.15 1920-21.. 8,718 , 135.290 . 1921-22.. ................... 145,398.26 138,516.15 3,353 138,633 153,923.62. 149,297.00 . 148,946. 1922-23 10, 313 i 162,694 1923-24 .................... 167,705.98 162,544.90 ,13,748 1924-25.. .................. 173.971.95 166,909.55 165,848 3,154 . 185,038.29 178,307.20 1925-26.. 11,787 177,635 191,375.16 184,727.60 184,000 1926-27 6,365 193,.914 1927-28 .................... 201,054.49 195,167.65 9,914 322,135.82 308,993. 80 1928-29. ..; 161,959 31; 935 1929-30: ;. :............... 336,980.75 327.629.90 ,172,792 10,833 , 31 2,865.41 309, 414.30 1930-31 ....... 164,642 8,150 151,735 1931-32. ................... 284,719.20 280,964.90 12,907 1932-33. : 254,754.69 250.995: 30 . 137,424 ; 14,311 1933-34.. . : ................ 258,829.53 251,591. U) 1,623 139,047 269.348.81 259,881.70 1934-35.. 142,031 2.984 ; 1935-36 ..................... 293,149.82 285,206.90 156,962 14, 931 '1936-37.. ...; .............. 295,313.24 280,541.40 154,324 %S F . 11,824 1937-38. ................... 326,326.67 298,799. 6Q 166,248 1938-39. ................... 330,466.37 306,764.40 . ,173,135 6,887 1 9 3 9 4 . .....................341,061.35 320,082.90 176,.997 3,862 194041. .................... 347,125.35 347,430.60' 180,647 3,6U) 194142.. .................. 376,906.63 351,158.10 182,232 1,585 324,300.99 306,836.70 194243. 160,789 21,143 194344. ..................... 333,270.24 319.466.30 '169,269 . . , 8 , 4 8 0 194645.. 367,402.04 338,812.90 I B 848 ', 9, ,579' 405,740.58 379,738.00 1945-46.. 202,144 23, 296 ......:......

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................$9,337,19425 $8,940,111.60

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&lawx -ah hand July 1;.1945 . Gmmrecdp6July l,1945to~unc30,1946
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Bdancc canied ova toJuly 1 1946: ; Feu m a 4 inJunc 1946 but not depaitpd mtil July 1946. $29.313.20 Ue -d M a b.l.pa.. 16,058.48 Depodt acamtm b.Iaocc. 49,354.03

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94,725.71

493,878.94

fm prina and lab&. . . Rqhtmtiomf~pub~woab R.e;trrtioni for publirhed photogmpbr withcnit cati6cata. Rc@ratioru for unpublirhed Wostr.. -tiom for r c n d d p i t and labela.. rnm R q h t m h , h rcnewalr, all othadua
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..........:....................... 7,975 at $6 47,850.00 ..................................... 119,660.t 2 . 239,360.00 ............. 457 at, 1 457.00 ................................ 61,536 at 1 61,536.00 ........................ 33 at 6 198.00 ................ ;. ........,. 1% 483 at 1 14'483.00 ................................. 2 0 2 , l U :
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Fmfor rcgbtationr.. Fea tor e g 4,182 udgnmentm. F~Toaindexing15,490hm1nfrdprqxittmhip Fea tor d 6 e d documentn.. Fcafornosicaofrwrrecordcd.; Fea f r uarcha mndc at $1 per hour d time conmlmed.. o

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17,894.00

Reswtfully submitted.

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1946 REPORT O F THE REGISTER O F COPYR~GE~I'S,

Publications of t h Copyright O f i e
NOTE.--Ordmfor the following publications (except thoae luted as free, which may be obtained fmm the Copyright Office) should be addressed to the Superintendent of Documents, Washingtony D. C., accompanied by remittance (postage stamp not accepted-coin at s m d d s risk).
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BULLETIN NO. 3. cloth, 3 5 ~ . Copyright Enactments of the United Statcs, 1783- 1906. 2d ed. m., 174 pp. 80. 1906. BULLETIN NO. 8. Cloth, 6%. Copyright in Congrau, 1789-1904. A bibliography and chronological record af all procccdingr in Congress in relation to copyright. 468 pp. 80. 1905. BULLETIN NO. 14. Paper, 15c. Copyright Law of the United Stat- d America, being the act of Much 4,1909 (in force July 1, 1909), as amended by the acts of August 24, 1912, March 2, 1913, M r h 28, 1914, Decunba 18, ac 1919, July 3, 1926, May 23, 1928,.January 27, 1938, Ju!y 31,1939, March 15, 1940, April 11, 1940, and September 25, 1941, together with R u l e for Practice and Procedure under section 25, by the Suprune Court of the United States. vi, 76 pp. 8'. 1942. (Reprinted with insert 1945.) BULLETIN NO. 17. Cloth, 65c. Decisions of the United Statcs courta involving copyright. 1909-1914. Second enlarged e d i b . vi, 279 pp. 80. 1928. BULLETIN NO. 18. Cloth, $1. x Decisions of the United Statcs courts involving copyright. 1914-1917. i ,605 pp. 80. R e p r i n d 1938. BULLETIN NO. 19. Cloth, $1. Decisions of the United State courta involving copyright. 1918-1924. xi, 477 pp. 80. 1926. BULLETIN NO. 20. Cloth, $1.50. Decisions of the United Statcs c o ~ r t a involving copyright. 1924-1935. xiii, 947 pp. 80. 1936. BULLETIN NO. 21. Cloth, 7%. Decisions of the United Statcs courta involving copyright. 1935-1937. vii, 355 pp. 8u. .1938. BULLETIN NO. 22. Cloth, 7%. Decisions of the United Statcs courtr involving copyright. 1938-June 1939. vii, 327 pp. 8u. 1939. BULLETIN NO. 23. Cloth, $1. Dccisio~lr the United Stata courts involving wpyright. 1939-1940. vii, 391 pp. 80. 1943. of BULLETIN NO. 24. Cloth, $2. Decisions of the United Stata courts involving copyright. 1941-1943. ix, 683 pp. 80. 1944. CATALOG OF COPYRIGHT ENTRIES O F BOOKS AND OTHER ARTICLES REGISTERED UNDER THE COPYRIGHT LAW. Subscriptions $10 per year. Abo obtainable in ractions u followe.: Part 1, Group 1. Books proper, $3. Part 1, Group 2. Pamphlets, contributions to n m p a p a a or paiodicab, and mapi, $3. Part 1, Group 3. Dramatic compositions, motion pictures and lcctumy $3. Part 2. Periodicah, $3. Part 3, Musical compositions, complete, $6. Separately: Group 1. Unpublied mudc. $3. Group 2. Published music, $3. Group 3. Renewals, $1. Title index to group 1 and 2, $2. Part 4. Works of art, photograph, prints, and pictorial illmtrationr, including prints and lab& used for articlca of merchandise, $3. CODE O F FEDERAL REGULATIONS OF THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE. Free. Title 37, Chapter I1 of the Code of Federal Regulations as amended to October 1. 1941. 16 pp. 1942. COPYRIGHT CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS, SIGNED AT BUENOS AIRES, August 11,1910. 7 pp. 1942. F m . DRAMATIC COMPOSITIONS COPYRIGHTED IN THE UNITED STATES, 1870-1916. Cloth, $4. Over 60,000 titles alphabetically arranged, with complcte index to authors, propricton, tramlaton a 2 vol. v, 3,547 pp. 40. 1918. .

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INFORMATION CIRCULAR 4. Frce. Text of the Convention creating an International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic O Works, nigned at &me, 1886, ratified 1887. Amendments agreed to at Part, 1896. 13 pp. 4 . INFORMATION CIRCULAR 4A. Frce. T a t of the Convention creating an Intanational Union for the Rotcction of Literary and Artbtic Works, rigned at Berlin, 1908. (English and French me.) 10 pp. 4". . INFORMATION CIRCULAR 4B. Free. Additional protocol to the International Copyright Convention of Berli, 1908, aigncd at Bane, 1914. (English and French tuta.) 2 pp. 40. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 4C. Frce. Convention creating an International Union for the Rotection of Literary and Artistic Wmb, w e d at Berlin, 1908; r w h d , and rigncd a t Rome, June 2,1928. (Englih translation with odieial prench text, and Appendix.) 14 pp. 40. PROCLAMATION O F THE PRESIDENT EXTENDING THE TIME FOR OBTAINING COPYRIGHT FOR WORKS BY BRITISH NATIONALS and BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL EXTENDING FOR AMERICAN AUTHORS TIME FOR COMPLIANCE WITH BRITISH COWRIGHT ACT. 4 pp. 1944. Free.