L I B R A R Y O F CONGRESS

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Fiscal Year 1914-1915

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PUBLICATIONS OF T H E COPYRIGHT OFFICE

The following 5 bulletins and circulars which have been isued by the Copyright O&e may be had free on request to the Rsaxsm or Copy~lom, LIBBAPY Co~astnss, A S H I W ~ . C.: or W D , N B~LETIN 14. No. The Copyright Law of the United % e t a of Amuica, being t e h Act o March 4 1909 (in force July I, 1909)~ auunded by the f , M , 1911,March 1, 1913, and March 1 , 1914, 8. g s r fr k t i e e o procedure under 1. 5 by the Supreme Court of the United States. sa pp. 8 . 1914. "

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B u u m No. 15. Rules and Regulations for the registration of claims to copyright. Prepared under the authority conferred in d o n 5 o the copy3 f right act of 1909. a pp. 8 9 19x4.

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B v u m No. 1 . ~ 6 Cop ight in E land. Act I and o Gso. S ch. 4 . An Act to . 6 amenrand Jidate the Iaw relating to copyright, passed December 16, 1911. [In force, JuI I, 1911. With Addenda d previous copyright acts not repeple~] yl pp. 8 . 1914. " INSORMATION CIRCULAR 4 NO. . International Copyright Convention. Beme, 1886,and Amendments agreed to at Paris, 1896. Also, additional pmtocol to Berlin Couvention, signed at Berne, March ao, 1914. 17 pp. 4 . " INPORMAT~ON CIRCULAR 4 A. NO. International Copyright Convention. Revised text, Berlin, I@. I1 }'P. 4".
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CONTENTS
Receipts.................................................................. .Expenditures.................................... :........................ Copyright entries and f e u .................................................. Copyright deposits .................................. ; Copyright index and catdope. bulletins. and circulars: Index cards............................................ ; Catalogue of copyright entries .......................................... Bulletins and circulnrs.................................................. Catabgue of copyrighted dramas. 1870-~915 ............................. Summary of copyright business ............................................. Condition of Copyright OBIce d : ( a ) Cumnt work ...................................................... ( b ) Deposits received prior to July I. 1897............................... (c) Bratrch office at San Francisco...................................... Copyright legislation and internationnl copyright relations: LegislationCopyright bills and reports.......................................... k d i p of motio 1 pictures ....................................... Pubiii printing bill ................................................ Intunational copyright relationsPan American CopyrightConvention. 1910. proclaimed July 1g.rg14. Great Britain Order in Council. February 3. 1915. and Presidential proclamation. January I . 1915 Italy. Presidential proclamation under Section I (e) May I . 1915 Countries to which the benefits o f S c c t i I (a). Act o f I-. arc now extended Statistical summaries. Exhibits A to G ...................................... Addenda: I Copyright bill H R . 2-5. inbodwed (by request) by Hon Willipm A. OLdficld ................................................... I1. British Order in Council. February 3. 1915 ......................... 111 Presidential Copyright Prociamations under Section I (a): ( a ) Great Britain. January I . IPS .............................. ( b ) Italy. May I . 1915 .......................................... IV . Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright. signed Buenos Aim. August 11. 1910; proclaimed by the United States July 13. 1914.. Index ....................................................................

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REPORT OF T H E REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS M)R TEE FISCAL YEAR 194-15

W A S H I N G ~D. ,C., July 7,1915 N SIR:The copyright business and the work of tbe Copyright Office for the fiscal year July I, 1914, to June go, rgI5, inclusive, are summarized as follows:
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The gross receipts during the year were $I I 5,594.55. A balance of $8,332.12, representing trust funds and unfinished business, was on hand July I, 1914, making a total of $123,926.67 to be accounted for. Of this amount the sum of $2,746.57 received by the Copyright Offire, was refunded as excess fees or as fees for articles not registrable, laving a net balance of $I 2 I,I&.IO. The balance carried over to July I, 1915, was 99,257.35 (representing trust funds, $7,65 I .61, and total unfinished business since July I, 1897I 8 years-$I ,605.74)~leaving fees applied during the f s a icl year 1914-15 and paid into the Treasury $1I 1,922.75. The yearly copyright fees have more than doubled since the reorganization o the office in 1897, reaching above the f one hundred thousand dollar mark during the first year of operation under the new copyright law which went into effect on July I, xgog. The annual applied fees sine July I, 1897, are: 1907-8.. ............ a1387.50 2 1ys-9.............. 83, 816 75
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EXPENDITURES

The appropriation made by Congress for salaries in the Copyright Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, was $102,580. The total expenditures for salaries was $102,41g.36, or $9,503.39 less than the net amount of fees earned and paid into the Treasury during th6 correspondini year. The expenditure for supplies, including stationery and other articles and postage on foreign mail matter,etc., Was $1 ,354-03. c r l w re- During the 18 f s a years since the reorganization o the c )r icl f aim d f u Cbpyright Office (from July I, 1897, to June 30, 1915) the total receipts have reached over one and a hal£ million dollars ($1,608,361.55); the copyright fees applied and paid into the Treasury have amounted to more than a million and a half dollars ($I ,536,789.30) ; the articles deposited number nearly three and a hal£ millions (3,+1,054), and the total.copyright registrations approach two millions (1,935,574). E-8 of fm The fees ($1,536,789.30) were larger than the appropria.arJ.riu tion for salaries used during the same period ($I ,306,535.28) by $230,254.02. VJw of r* e In addition to this direct profit, a laqe number of the * I &Mait8 3,441,054 books, maps, music, periodicals, prints, and other articles deposited during the 18 years were of substantial pecuniary value and of such a character that their accession to the Library of Congress through the Copyright Ofc fie effected a saving to the purchase fund of the Library equal in amount to their price.
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COPYRIGHT ENTRIES AND FEES

The registrations for the f s a year num&red I 15,193. icl Of these 104,420 were registrations a t $I each, including a certificate, and 9,447 were registrations of photographs without certificates, at 50 cents each. There were also 1,326 registrations o renewals, at 50 cents each. The fees f for these registrations amounted to a total of $109,806.50. The number of registrations in each class from July I, r 914, to June 30, 1915, as compared with the number of entries made in the previous y&r, is shown in &hibit F.

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COPYRLGAT DEPOSITS

Tbe various articles &positd in c o m p i i with the&~riirlu dru, copyright law which have been registed, stamped, indexed, and catalogued during the fiscal year amount to 203,767. icl The number of these articles in each class for the 18 f s a years is shown in Exhibit G. T e copyright act which went into force on July I , ~ g o g , T nm&Ux r n h msmuco provides for the gradual elimination of the amumulakd ~ m ~ r copyright deposits (secs. 59 and 60). During the year books desired for the Library to the number of 6,792 volumes (including 2,286 Foreign books and pamphlets) have been forwarded through the Order Division. These selected books were in addition to the "first" copies of copyright books pent forward as received from day to day, numbering I 2,164 for the fiscal year. In addition, there has been transferred upon the Librarian's order, a collection of books and pamphlets relating to American poetry and printed dramas by American authors, numbering 8,034 pieces; thus making a total of 26,990 books and pamphlets delivered to the 1 Library from the Copyright O f k e during the year. Of musical compositions 2 1,406 were deposited and registered during the year, and of these 19,935 were trans- b r ir 1 ; *. (rob& d pld. f e d to the Music Division. All of the 1,772 maps regis- (co* tered were p l d in the Map Division. Out of the total of 23,458 photographs, engravinjp, and other "pictorial illustrations" entered, 8,681 were selected and forwarded to the Prints Division for permanent deposit. Of the 20 daily newspapers registered, both copies w r promptly sent to ee the Periodical Division, and gog magazines and periodicals, including weekly newspapers, out of the I ,181 different journals received, were a h transferred to that division; while 252 of the least important publications registered under the designation "peridiml," have been returned during the year to the copyright claimants. The act of March 4, I gog (see. 591, provides for the transfer,dydLr% to other "governmental libraries" in the District of Cdum- '" bia "for use therein" of surh copyright deposits as are not required by the Library of Congress, and during the present fiscal year 8,522 books were selected by the librarians and thus transferred to the libraries of the following: Depart-

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ments (Agriculture, Commerce, Navy, and Treasury); Bureaus (Education, Fisheries, Mines, Standards) ; Engineer School, Federal Trade Commission, Hygienic Laboratory, Internal Revenue Office, Pension Ofice, Soldiers' Home, Surgeon General's Office, and the Public Library of the District of Columbia. Rd'wr of &- Under the provisions of the act of March 4, rgog, authority borilrla cowyriCrbl is granted also for the return to the claimants of copyright of such copyright deposits as are not required by the Library or Copyright Office. The notice required by section 60 has been printed for all classes of works deposited and registered during the years January I , xgoo, to June 30, rgog. In response to special requests, roz dramatic or musical compositions and 5,475 motion-picture films 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: 10,332 "books" (pamphlets, leaflets, etc.) , 125 photographs, 17,729 prints, 2,929 contributions to pcriodicals, 5,915 periodicals; a total of 42,607 pieces. The total number of articles thus transferred during the year or returned to the copyright claimants amounts to more than one hundred and fifty thousand pieces (154,523). R I I * I ~ fop ~ In response to inquiries during the year from the Card ropw Section, the Order Division, and the Reading Room in regard to 470 books supposed to have been copyrighted but not found in the Library, it was discovered that 57 of these works were actually in the Library, 20 of the books had been deposited and were still in the Copyright Office, I W works were either not published, did not claim copyright, or for other reasons could not be deposited, and in the case of 135 works no answers to our letters of inquiry had been received up to June 30, 1915. Copies were received of 158 works in all in response to requests made by theCopyright OffiCe during the period of 12 months for works published during recent years.
THE 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 to the permanent card

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indexes of the copyright. entries. The ternpokry cards made for the indexes to the printed catalogue (numbering 87,227 during the fissal year) have been eliminated, and the remaining cards (1g,337 for the fiscal year) were added to the permanent card indexes, now numbering over 2,825,000 cards. By revision and condensation 4,800 cards were canceled and withdrawn from the indexes during the year. The printing of the catalogue of dramas, copyrighted from 1870 t o 1914 (to begin after July I), will permit the elimination of more than 126,000 cards and to that extent relieve the pressure for space in the index. The publication of the Catalogue of Copyright Entries has c a C z $ ; ~ ~ f 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 1914, containing a total of 7,742 pages of text and indexes. . - .. - Each part of the catalogue is sold separately a t a nominal Smh8c'i'h Pm of rr(J.lw annual subscription rate within thk maximum price established by law, as follows: Part I, Books, pamphlets, dramatic compositions, and maps (two volumes), $I ; Part 11, Periodicals, 50 cents; 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, drawings, and sculpture-50 cents. The price for the e n t i ~ 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 (Ofice of the Public Printer, Washington, D. C.), and all subscriptions m ~ be for the complete year for t each part desired. The judicial decisions rendered during the year 1913- 8 - 8 1914, construing the copyright act of March 4, ~ g o g (hitherto printed as addenda to the annual report of the Register of Copyrights), were printed as a separate bulletin of the Copyright Office. (Bulletin No. 17. Washington, Government printing office, 1915. 105 pp. 8O.)

The following Presidential Proclamations relating to Copyright were printed and distributed during the year: The Proclamation of January I, 1915, extending to 4 British authors the benefits of (section I ( ) of the copyright act of I W , relating to the mechanid reproduction of music, together with the proclamation by the President of the British Order in Council, dated February 3, 1915, providing for the protection in Great Britian of unpuMished works by citizens of the United States (Information Circular, No. 53); and the proclamation of May I, 1915, extending the benefits o section I je) of the Copyright Act f to the subjects of Italy (Information Circular, No. 54). cacmlor=r of The copyright law authorizes the printing a t intervals o f wpytiOhId d r o u .187-1014 r general catalogues to cover each class of,copydght entries. With this in view, the Copyright Office record books have ' been carefully examined and verified from the earliest volume of entries made under the direction of the Librarian of Congress in 1870, and all registrations for dramatic compositions have been reindexed aud a complete catalogue campiled of dramas cogyrighted from July, 1870, to December 31, 1914. This includes more than 56,000 titles, and has been supplied with a careful index of the names of 'the copyright proprietors, authors, joint authors, editors, translators, etc. (approximately 70,000 references). The manuscript copy for this catalogue was completed in February last, and the printing of the work will begin as soon as the appropriations for the new h l year are available on July I. Considerable interest has been expressed in this compilation, and it is believed that it will be found useful and of exceptional interest. Its printing should release the office from making searches in the case of many inquiries received concerning entries included in the work, and will also enable the office to eliminate this large accumulation of cards from the manuscript index. The printing of this Drama Catalogue was begun on Sep. tember 22, 1915. I t will include all dramas registered in , 1915. and will contain about 3,000 pages. One thousand copies will be for sale a t $4 (two volumes, cloth). Persons desiring to use the Catalozue as it appears can obtain the advawe signatures as printed upon payment now of $4 for the complete work, unbound. All subscriptions should be sent to the Superintendent OF Documents, Government Printing Oftice, Washington, D. C.
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Balance on hand July I, 1914............... $8,332.12 Gross~eceiptsJuly1,1g14,toJune~o,191~. IIS,SW-SS Total to be accounted for. .......... 123,926 67 Refunded. .............................. a, 746.57 Balance to be accounted for. ................... $121,18a10 Appliea as earned fees. .................. I I I,922.75 Balance carried over to July I, I&S: TntJtfunds ................. $7,651.61 Unfinished business July I, 1897, to June 30, 1915, 18 years. .................... 1,605.74 9,"57.35 121,18a I 0 Total fees earned and paid into the Treasury during the 18 yeam f o July r, 1897, to June 30, 1915........... I,536,789.30 rm Total unfinished business for 18 years. ................. 1,605. 74

Fees for registrations, including certificates,

a $1 each. ............................. $I% t Fees for registrations of photographs without certificates, at so cents each. ............ Fees for registratim o renewab, at 50 cents f

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Total fees for registrations recmded. ............. $rog,M. 50 Fees for certified copies o record, at 50 cents f 507. C m each.; .................................. Fees for recording assignments. ............ 1, 195. m Searches made and charged for at the rate o 50 cents for each hour o time consumed. f f 259 m 16 25 Notices of user recorded (Music). ......... Indexing transfers o proprietomhip. ....... f 33-m 2,116.25 Total fees for fiscal year 1914-15................
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Number of registrations. .............................. Number o renewals recorded. ......................... f Totirl number o entries recorded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f Number o certided copies o record. .................. f f Number of assignments recorded or copied. .............

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The greater part of the business of the Copyright Office is done by correspondence and there is a steady increase from year to year in the mail matter received and dispatched. The total letters and parcels received during the fiscal year numbered 147,538, while the letters, certificates, parcels, etc., dispatched numbered 149,461. Letters received transmitting remittances numbered 4,221, including money orders to the number of 30,420. During the last 18 fiscal years the money orders received numbered nearly half a million (472,828).
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At this date (July 7, 1915) the remittances received up to the third mail of the day have been recorded. The account books of the bookkeeping division are written up and posted to June 30, and the account8 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. All copyright applications received up to and including June 30 have been passed upon and refunds made. The unfinished business amounted on June 30, 1915, to $I ,605.74. Of this sum, however, more than $I ,ooo represented business for the fiscal year, held awaiting answers to letters from the topyright Office in regard to informalities, etc., and not over $600 represented the total unfinished business for the previous 18 years from July I , 1897. At the close of busin.= on July 7, 1915, of the w o r e deposited for copyright registration up to and including June 30 all had been recorded except 43 registrations in Class A and 70 in Class B. There remained to be indexed: Class A, Books, 843; Class D, Dramas, 48; Class E, Music, 804; Class G, Fine Arts, 65; Class J, Photographs, 247.

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During the fiscal year I 914-1 5 about 2,842 articles received prior to July I , 1897, were handled in the work of crediting such matter to the proper entries. Of these articles

1,141 pieces (including 470 pamphlets and leaflets, 628 periodical contributions, and 43 misceHaneous articles) were credited to' their respective entries and properly ~ filed. Entries were found for I , I more pamphlets, etc., and they have been arranged for crediting. Careful search was made in the case of goo other pamphlets, etc., but no corresponding entries were found. In addition, about 15,150 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 work upon the old unfinished material to the current work.

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As noted in my last year's report, the act approved September 18, 1913, provided for the protection of foreignP * P exhibitors a t the Panama-Pacific International Exposition E@ x* and for the establishment. of a branch copyright o h a t San Francisco. The preparations for this special work were duly made, but up to June 30, 1915, no applica. tions for copyright certificates had been received, and hence no registrations have bee? made. I t is still possible that requests for the registration authorized by the act may yet be received. The temporary transfer of Mr. Ernest Bruncken, Assistant Register of Copyrights, t o the newly organized Ipgiglative Referace Division o the Library of Congress, from Decemf ber 7, 1914, to June 30, 1915, gave opportunity to recognize the long and valuable service rendered by Mr. Arthur Crisfield as Chief of the Application Division of the Copyfie right O f c . Mr. Crisfield was temporarily promoted to the position of Assistant Register during Mr. Bruncken's absence.

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COPYR1411T LUOlRLAT10N

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I . Legislation NO copyright legislation was enacted during the f s a year. icl Thc record of proposed amendment of the copyright law is ea followa: On August 25, 19x4, Mr. Charles B. Smith, of New York, i~itroduced in the House of Representatives a bill to amend the wisting law to include as subject matter of copyright "any check, voucher, certificate, or other business form entirely or partly printed." I t is identical with the bill introduced on January 30, r g q , by Mr. Bartholdt, the text of which was printed in the Report of the Librarian of Congress for I 903-4, pages 146-147. R.lobp3 On January 8,1915, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives ("by request ") by Mr. Oldfield to amend sections 21 and 31 of the Copyright Act of March 4, rgog, to increase the ad interim term of protection for English books, before publication of an American edition must take place, from 30 days to go days, and to prohibit the irnportation now permitted of one copy for private use of individual f readers or for libraries, except with the consent o the American publisher. The full t&t of the bill is printed on page 189 of this report. R.rrrn On January 23, 19x5, Mr. Oldfield, Chairman of the House Cotnmittee on Patents, reintroduced, in a modified text, the bill (H. R. 16238) originally introduced by Mr. Levy. Public heari~gsby the Committee on Patents were held on the 1,evy bill on May 27-June 30 and September 16, 1914.~ The bill (H. R. 21137)' proposes t o amend the
19x4 (Aug 25). A bill to ammd title 63, chapter J. of the Revised S t a t u t e ol the United States of Amerim, relating to copyright#. P-ted by Mr. Smith ol New Y a k H. R. bill N . 1 1 4 Printed. 4 pp. 4 . I R c I d to theCommittee on Patentr.] o 81. 0 3 r p x j (Jan. 8). A bill to ammd sections 21 and s r ol the act entitled "An act to n m d pnd consolidate the acts respecting copyright." approval Mar. 4. I . Present& by Mr. OMfidd. H. R. blll N . a-5. o Printed. 4 pp. 40. IReIared to tbe Committee on
8 "Secondary mapninn" right attaching after apintbn o cowright. Hearing M x f se tbe Committee on Patents. House o Rep-tatives, f 63d Cong.. Id w ~ . May SF . June so. 19x4 [and September 16, 19x41. 8.. Washhgton. Government printing o f E q

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o n 13 04 the act entitled "An act to amend d consolidate the acts respecting copyright," approved Xu. 4 I . Priant.d by Mr. Oldhld. H. R. bill No. ~ X X J ? . Printed.r pp. 40. [Rdmed to the Committee 011

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Copyright Act by adding the following patagraph to section 23:
"Upon the expiration o the copyright o a book, or the mewal f f thereof should the same be renewed, there shall exist no superiw rights of any nature whatsoever in the publisher or f m e r proprietor thereof to the matter which has been the subject o copyright or to the name f or title thereof, but both the matter wfiich has been the subject d c~pyright and its name or title shall fall into the public domain and f thereafter be forever free to UK unrestricted use o the public."

On January 25, Mr. OidMd, from the Committee NO. rpr Patents, submitted a report ' to accompany b l H. R. 2%I 37, il with the recommendation "that the bill do pass." This report is as follows:
" I t h a come to the knowledge of the committee that publishe* thFoughout the United States, after the expiration of 56 years of copyright monopoly, have claimed and exercised and seek to petpetually exercise, under the interpretation o the law by the F e d e d courts, a f "secondary meaning" right which, it is claimed, during the period of copyright protection attached to their publicetions by no other circum. stance than from long-continued advertising of their respective works. The result is that p u b l i s h e ~f matter on whicfi the copyright bar o long since expired are enabled to perpetuate tfrc monopoly originally granted them under the copyright law, thus suppressing wmpeiiticm. preventing the e.xpansim of the 6eld o industry in the printing and f allied trades, and adversely affecting educational conditions throughout the country by compelling the public to pay arbitrary prices for the standard textbooks and other worlcs essential in tfrc dissemination of knowledge. In the opinion of the wmmittee, this wndition should not exist. "

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On February IS, 1915, on motion of Mr. Martin A. Motrism, a member of the House Committee on Patents, the bill was stricken from t House Calendar. k In my last year's report attention was called t o the three bills which had been introduced to establish a federal motion-picture censorship commission. One of these ( 3 3. R. 14895)'~presented by Mr. Hughes of Georgia, w M a d
1 191s (Jan. 15). Amendment d the Iawr relntinc to wpyr-ighb. Mr. Oldfield. from the Committee on Patents. submitted thfdlowing reportito ~ p p o H. R ax1~7). y 63d Cona.. ad ua. H. R. Bept. NO. 1314. Printed. r p. 8.. Feb. 16. 1br5. A bill to m e t e a ncn divition d the Burrnu d Eduatbn. to be known M the Federal motion-picturr canmidon. and d h i n g its powem Md dutia. Reported by Mr. Hugha of Ceoreia. H. R. B No. 1-5. i l l Printed. 4 D . 4.. wD. mittcd to t e Conunittee d the Whole Hovv on t t State d the Union aad d d to h ~ a

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21, 1914, was favorably reported by Mr. Hughes from the Committee on Education on February 16 1915 (H. Rept. Hewr report N I~II . No. I ~ I I ) . The report states that: ~

The bill which this rep3rt accompanies provides for the appointment by the President of five commissicmen, and a supplementary force of advis~rycommissimers and deputy commissioners to be appointed by the commission. The commissim is required to license all films intended for interstate commerce or which are to be offered for copyright "un1,ss it finds that such film is obscene, indeceat, immoral, inhuman, or depicts a bull fight or a prize fight, or is of such a character that its exhibition would tend to impair the health or corrupt the morals of children or adults o incite to crime." r It is further provided that a film not having been licensed by the commissi~n shall not be transported in interstate commerce and shall n t be granted a c~pyright. o

Section 9 of the bill provides:
"That no copyright shall be issued for m y film which has not previously received the certificate and seal of this commissiw."

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The bl providing for the public printing which i l the House of Representatives on December 9, 1914, contains a provision to the d e c t that "No Government publication nor any portion thereof shall be mpyri~htedop (os.a. par. 3); and the term "Government publication" as used in the act it is declared "shall be held to mean and include all publications printed at Government expense or published or distributed by authority of Congress." The text of the House act was reported by Mr. Fletcher from the Senate Committee on Printing "with amendments" on January 13, 1915, and was ordered to be printed. No final action was taken before adjournment.
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r 1 1915(Peb. 16). Federal motion-picturecommlsim. M . Hughes d Ceord.. from the Cammittee on Education, submitted the fobwino r (to accmnp.ay H R. . 6sd -..A rr. H R. llrpt. No. 1411. Prhtsd. 3 ap. I*. .

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tween the United States and the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. We are also officially informed by the Department of State that the Government of Bolivia has announced through diplomatic channels the adhesion of that country to the Copyright Convention of I 91o. The full text of this important document, the first general international copyright treaty agreed to by the United States, is printed on pages 197-200 of this report. By the British Order in Council signed on February 3, I 915, h g Ordu b C d for the purpose of providing "protection within the British pa.t. 191, dominions for the unpublished works of citizens of the United States," it was ordered that the British Copyright Act of I 91 I , should apply: " (a) To literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works the authors whereof were a t the time of the making of the work citizens of the United States of America, in like manner as if the authors had been British subjects. (b) In respect of residence in the United States of America, in l i e manner as if such residence had been residence in the parts of His Majesty's dominions to which the said act extends." The order was declared to be effective from January I , 1915, but not to apply toCanada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, and with the express provision that the enjoyment of the rights conferred by the order "shall be subject to the accomplishment of the conditions and formalities prescribed by the law of the United States," and that the term of copyright protection in Great Britain "s h d not exceed that conferred by the law of the United States." The full text of the order is printed, pages 191-192. This Order in Council was made upon the understanding P r * r i d a a l i a l PIods ' msthat a proclama'tion by the President would be issued e x - d u w z c f l Q r B * tending to the subjects of Great Britain the benefits of section I (e) of the Copyright Act to secure copyright con10617-162

17 0

Report of the Librarian of Conyvess

M 7

E*nbbY"du

f f i r b)

trolling the parts of instruments serving lo reproduce mechanically the musical work, and such proclamation was issued on January I , 1915, in behalf of "the subjects of Great Britain and the Biitish dominions, colonies and possessions with the exception of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Newfoundland." A similar proclamation by the President was issued on May I, 1915, declaring that the subjects of Italy are entitled to all the benefits of section I (e) including such control of the mechanical reproduction of music. These proclamations are printed on pages 195-196 of this report. Presidential proclamations have now been issued under various dates extending the benefits of section I (e) to the following countries : December 10, I 910, Germany; June 14, 191I , Belgium, Luxemburg, Norway; November 27, 191I, Cuba; October 15, 1912, Hungary; January I , 1915, Great Britain and the British dominions, with the exception of Canada, Newfoundland, A u s t d i , New Zealand, and South Africa; May I, 1915, Italy. Respectfully submitted THORVALD SOLBERG Register of Copyrights HERBERT PUTNAM Librarian of Congress

EXHIBIT A-Statement

of gross r&pk, rtfunds, nat r m a p k , a d f a applied for fiscal )ear ending JUM 30, 1915

Month

July..

...............................$I*& t7 AUg'llSt. ............................. 7,791.W September.. ......................... g,a& 78 OCtObel............................. 10,4t).W November.. ......................... 8, s8 Dcamhr........................... xt,*87
IS.

I914

............................ I l , & .......................... 8, sp.30 ............................. g,Qs. s t April, ............................... 9,141.38 May ................................. 9.073.7t June... .............................. 9.5r3.61
JUIUW.. Febmuy.. March..
B a h c r hmueht fowi-ud fmm June 3% 1914 Net rnciptn July I. 1914, to June 30, 191s: Cross rcrciph. Less amount refunded..

19'5

SO

194-37 193.

16 95
3.61t
.

.

r46.~1 m31. 71

................................. 88,~s. ..............................................S1rs.m.55 ............................... !.... 1. 746.37 11¶.84?.98 Total to he amounted l . a ........................................ 111, xo
IS

b r i g h t Ircrs~plicd Jwly r. I V I ~ to Junep. 191s.. . Balanrr carried forward to July I, 1915: Tmst funds.. Unfinished business.

............. Irr,prr.n ............................................... 7,6j1.61 ....................................... 74
I,-.

I&

Report of the Librarian of Conqress

Jaa. 4

................. 8 ................ ................ 18 . 1s................ ................ Pcb. ............... s... ............. 8 ................ IS... ..............
11
.

191s

1183
1 -

doom
rpab
S,IO~OO

~aat
1 4

I.

13..

Mar.

................ ~ 8............... .
1 1

.............. ............... I... ............. 8 ................
I

1306 1334 I352 ISM 1416 1467 13x4 3
154.1

3,l-w t,so%m
srbOO
00

SI9.9S x,joom st-oo
st=S,~OOQ,

OcL.

s ................

................ a6................ Nw. n ................ 6. ...............
I9

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

I

...... p................ Dee s ................ 7 ................ q ................
a..... s.....
. I

................ h. S... ............. 8... ............. ................ I 9................ n6................ 3.. ..............
rp
1 1

15 s........ .

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

ISSO 1613 1671 I710 1 7 . 1752 ,1800 1877
1 -

6-65 It9W.W st,4m.oo
I* .-

x.8oam 1,400.00 SS1.10

.,soam
rrpmoo n,anw n t hW ~~4.3s .,.wo! m t,-w l,*oo n , h m 441.1s
It--

.

18

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

............-... "0.1 June ................ *IS; s................ ax9. 7................ t * 14.. .............. sa4s ................ *a78 d.. . ............. as.
14 r
1 1

................ .............. 17................
6
10..

9 7
ZsQ)
.0(4

t, PO-

July 6

................ tsS Total....................

r , h m .,~0000 1,7&6s
III,~... 7s

Total lm Im r rc ri
tnrimr

......... ...... .... October. ...... Nwember.. ..
July.. August.. September.
D-ba.....

I914

Jsnrurv. Febnury...... March. Awil. , May June..

...... ........ ........ ........... ........
Totrl....

19x5

Mmth

July.. August. September..

......... ....... ... October .......
19x5

19x4

Nwember. Deamber.....

....

Jsnmn. Febnuru...... Much.. Awil. May.. Jlme.

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

174

Report of the Librarian of Cotrgress
for thejinnl p r from July
I , 2924,

Exmsn D--Copyrigkt burinem (monthly cmnpon'roia). Annual rrpod
t Juru 3q. 29r5 o
COMPARATIVB hlONt.HLY STATEMENT OF CROSS CASE RECBIPIS. EXECUTED BUSINESS. NUMBER O F REGISTRATIONS. DAILY AVPR-

..................................... Sxo,abr7 .................................. 1,791. ot September.. ............................... 9, a 4 b 78 OctOber.. ................................. IOv#7.pP Nmanber.. ............................... 8, asp.58 Dcamber.. ............................... 11, e ~ 87 b 19x5 J.nuuy.. ................................. XI,* 9 Fcb~uy.. ................................ 8 , 5 5 0 9 M u c h . . .................................. p , & r . 5 ~ April.. .................................... 9,141.38 May.. ..................................... 9 , q 5 . la Jam*.. .................................... 9, ~ 1 5b .
July.. Au~ust..

I914

Jab..

..................................... .................................... W a n b e r . ................................ w... .................................
August
November.. 19x5

I914

$8.977.40 8,OmW 8, +m I1,rOp9,JpOh

..........L,dt-m .......... 956.4s S s t 6 o j .......... 1tpb0.0 ..........
..........
W.5

* . u
*49

..........
-30

sas. % 415.11 347. C 561.18

Jmsug..

Febnuuy,.

1a81a9s 8, 10,op%a n 8,141. IS 9,~h-6s

%,*as. .......... 15 .......... s, 1, 751.45 .......... .......... 467.75

u. sn
SSP* 311- 19 381.16 549.4 585.87

by..
Jtmc

..........
SS~SO

..........

8p.w

Total..

Exrnerr D--Copyright iilcJinus (monthly comparison).
for the1E(cal year from July
I,

Annual refia t

1914, b June p, 191~--Continued

COMPARA'L'TVEMONTHLY STATEMENT OF GROSS CASH RECEIPFS. EXECUTED BUSINESS. NUMBER OP REUSTRATZONS. DAILY AVERAGES. ETC.-Continued

Daily
.vuPCc

1914 i ... .............. ............... Awust. .......... ..................... September.. ........ ................... oaota.... .. ......................... November.......... ...... ............. Decemba. . . . . . ...................... . July...

............................... ............................ Much ... . ..... ................. .. .... . April. ........ .. ................ ...... . M a y ................................... June...................................
Janwry Febmuy..

191s

EXHIBIT- S t u h n t 4 gross cash r k t i p i r , businas -*d, E

nurnbrr of registrations, ate.,-for 18 fiscal years, 18W-98, 18p8-99, 1899-rpw,

r900-IPZP I P Z - 2 , ZPz-3, r*q, Z9q-5, rmd, 1906-7. r907-8. ~ d - p zpop-10, Z~ZO-zr, , rpzz-12, Z ~ Z + Z ~ , zgzpz4, and z91rqr5
GROSS RECEIPIS

-

.. ... k.=57.'P hWBt... 4,511.17 September.. s,21%87 Oetoba.... 55.1 ,$1 Novrmba.. 4,- . 8 18 Dccemba.. 6,sxa.b
July.

. .

..

JOPW. ... February.. March..

. .... April.. .. .. . Yay.. ...... Jane.. ......

6,074.03 4,606. p a s 138.18 , s,oss. 21 1,386.93 4,476.16

Report of t h Librariczn of C

~

s

s

E x m m 3%-Sfuiemnnt fl gross cash rdcsipts, bi&~les$ C Y C U & ~ ,number
of registrations, etc., for 1 8 ~ b xpars, etc.--Continued l
GROSS RECEIPTS--Continued

July.. h, h 9 7 3 A u ~ . . 4~95630 Septcmkr.. . 5,658.40

......

...
..

?~t~ba.... 6 , 3 a 3 . ~ N-kr.. 5,303.93 ,December.. 8,581.60 Jmunry.. 7, Soa.53

$8, a& os 8,4~1.& 9,031. 45 Oetokr.... 9,63519 NovCIU~U.. 9, 166. 19 December.. I I , ~ C O I Jpnlury.... rr,rpBos Febmuy... 8,4~-po MU& 9,911.11 April.. . R 18s. s t May.. 8,4ra u June.. 9,471.PS

July. August SWtOlIkr..

.......

.....

(So~po9

......
....

......

......

9, ~ 8 5 . 4 rr,oa.ss 10, IJa.05 8 xa,65*lo Y,W.S. 9.yP.u 1%6¶5. 55 9,631. or 9,671. w 91 7.8.69

$1o,a6..7 h WI. ~a48.78 Io,417.$9 4 159.58 ~a.o&B?

11,pbCp
4 5 ~ 3 0 9 hot. 51 9 9,141.38 9,073. 7 . 9 , ~ a ~ - b

EXHIBXT E-4tatnnent of gross cash nccipts, bun'ws exwded, number o registrations,ek., 18jsml yarrs, eic.--Contin&d f for

....... a, m W ... 4,196. m CSSP.~~ October ..... 4.8m.m
July. Augurt.. Scptemk..
,

. February.. . Much...... AD^. ...... May.. ...... June.. ......
January.. .

Nwemkr.. December..

4,061.~ s,s6a.m 6, a t g p 4, aoa. m 4,86s.m 4.83s. p 4,61c- p 4,519.~

-- 2 Math,
1 . w $s,wz.oo 1 5

1

11-

July.. ..... Auuust.

.

I -

----

I *

I

uL

I
I

=*

....

Seprunber.. October

..... ..
.

I,-. 9 5 , ~ c o
5,pcs.a 5 , m p 7,441.W

Nwemba..
Daxdla..

January. .I 8,xaaso ~ enun... 6,wr.so b Md.. . 6,14650 April.. . s,~ 3 . May.. ... 6,163 w June........ 1 6 , x s a p

.. . .. .. .. .

1

July..
A

......
.....

&, 975.90
1,707.90

$8,471.70 b6tS.P 91~9.65 xo,lp~n 91 1a5.75 RP7.05 11,713. 1 0 8,617.60 IS307-43 9,54.9 9, a74 ro

$% 141.40
8 , ~ - 4 5 4ha.so 1=,8rp.60 91 164ss 9,93605 11,386.80 9,1n.&
I Sl 8 f . P

m

sePt,tembet..

a, 513. I 0
9,067.~ 9,584.~ 1o,a66&. 9 , w . ~ 8,138 & xo,r&& % o t. ,

ocbber....

Nwanba.. Dcamba..
J-uprr..

. .. ....... ...... June........
FebNaw.. Much.... April May..

..

1 ~ ~ 4 . 8 0 314816.~ 10,4m~o ro, a * xo

8 , -7.
9,671.~~

178

Report of the Librarian of Conplcrs
o grots cash rem'pti, bsuinrrr erauted, number f o j registratwnr, etc., for 18 fiscal gcarr, etc.--Continued
NUMBER O F REGISTRATIONS

EXHIBIT E-Staiemuni

7,305 5,909 9,695 9,871 71 755 8 . h 7,443 99 IPO 12,241 7.757 7,517 7,pol

6,451 7,132 7,771 7r397 10,TOS 12,808 79 I44 8,663 7,839 8,327

I
~onth

July..

... ...

--

rpcs-4 7,107 7 1 7 7rk5 89r89 7

1-5' 7,778 8,059

:pod 8, WI 8,337 ' 9,001 9~778 8,317 14936 15,358 at639 9,6a8 9,402

19061 lpogil r e p 9,023 81W 7*79* 99* 9,374 IIt557 16,841 0 , ~o,ffo lo,+ 9,958 1 a 3 . ~ ~ 91554 m - 4 9, 281 9,651 8, @5 8, rpo 9,10,098 8. 8a0 11,009 16,079 9,301 I I , ~ 9961. 9,016 8,916 rwh1S

Anrut..

...

a,&
D~S* 8,109 9,436 15,116

Oaokr..... Nwemba..

a h
109163 14~615 8,ms 9.9~5 ro9316 8,616 9,838 119.74s

7,939 10,879 lo,& 8,45. 9 , ~ 4 115,374

xo,411 9 ~ 6 ~ 6 r17.loq

I X , ~ I ~

I

8,311 11,395 10,388 9,915 9, 741

.

-

Register of Copyriglets

EXHIBIT E-Statement

of gross u u h rw'pts, busaYZIness executed, n& u

oj registrations, etc.,for 18jFscal yrars, etc.-Continwd
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF GROSS RECEIPTS. YJ%ARLYF B m , AND NUMBER OF RECXSTRATIONS

Ya er

I

s
8619099.56 64,185. 7Iro7*.33 Q9 5tS. 15 68, gs. 08 71,SU-PI 75, 3w. 83

I
as

1

I

D -

.................................... .................................... 1899-190. .................................. 19001901 .................................... 1901-r ......................................
I. 189bPp.
1 -

I--4 .I--

I&

...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... 1906'1. .....................................

80,4*ogb

82,61aw 81,384.31 85,04*. 03 87, d 5 . u Ir3,66r. 5 xy,66r.~s IW, 149. 51 118,968.a6 xaa16j6g8 ~15.rn.55
I-

1907-8. 1pob-9. Ipop-10.. 1gxo-11 1911-I* 191.-1~ I9U-14 1914-15.

................. :. .................. ..................................... ................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ....................................
I

4

Ya er

lery. Yalk

I

hawse

1

D a r a

..................................... 83,816.75 .................................... 104,644. I ......................... ............ ................................... 116,685.9 ........................ ;........... IIC PBO. 60 I~u-L~. ..................................... 119. ss 1914-y ..................................... 111,911.7S Total.. ...............................
1pob-9. 1909-10. 1910-11 1911ll.. rgr .-I j.
1 -

Report of the Librarian of Congress
Exmsn E-Shtement of gross
cask rdpts, b&rurs crecuted, number of rcgistrotions, c k . ,for rtfiscol ~vors, ek.--Continued

COMPARATIVZ STATEMENT OF GROSS RECEIPTS. YEARLY FEES, AND NUMBER OF RECISTRATIONS-Cantltlud Year

Exmsn F-Tab& of registrations made during fiscol years I p - 2 , 19-3, 19034, 1904-5, aws-4 19067, ~ 7 - 8 ,@, I* 11, -0 rgr+Ir, 1911-12, Igra-I3,191314, ond rgq-15, orrouged by clossa

ClMa A. B o o b (a) h k s (vo9.) and pnmphlCCI.. 8,sw ( b ) Booklets. leaflets. drmlPn.d . .I

x

1

l-

woes

.......

...

10, 7,Lf
8,-

IS,UP 3,Jdr

16,037

sr*
~4.57

(c)News~opa.ndmagntineuti o . . d...

6,699

49 sa

Tow. Class B. ~eriodi&s(numben). Clau C. Musical compositions.. T h D. Dtnmatic armpositimm.. ClassE.Mapddehrtr Clam P Engravings. cuts, and prints.. . C h C: Chromm and lithographs.. Clar, H. Photographs.. Class I. F i e arts Paintinaa, d r a w h a d
G m d tsbt

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

--

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

..................: ..... ............................
-

1

r,n(

I

s,I

1 1
.

s,PU

-,I&

l13,srr

.

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

-- .

-.

.

--

Register of Copy+&
E x m m F-Tab&
of regutrations nrtrds during fisml yaars I F - 2 , 190-3, I9034, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1po67r 190741 1M8-9,I9og-IOv I ~ I O - I I , Z ~ I I19~2--13,191314, d 1pre15, arrarcged by classes-I~, a Continued b

CJ~M Book A. (a) M I d s . ) md LY..

tb) bidets. leaflets, drmlur,cards.. (c) Newmaper and magazine articles..
TOM.
ClPII B Periodicals (numbtrm). . Clam C. Musical ~ c o s i t i a o s . .
clp.a D. D-tic

.. ..

.........

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

compcaitian. Clnsr E. Maus and charts.. ClPss F. Engravings. cuts. pod prints.. Cfns,C. Chroma nnd litbolppbr.. H. Photographa.. C h a I. FinePrts: Pnintingl. drawin6. ptld

.................. ...... ......... ..................... eeulptm. ........................

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

i

G

d w..

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

I-

182

Report of th Librarian of Congress
and I9I4-I5, arranged by clorrss-

EXRIBIT F-Table oj registrations mnds during f;scal ycors rpr-2, 1909-10s 1902-3, 19054, 1904-5, W 5 d r I e 7 r 1907-88
I ~ I o - I I , I ~ I I - I ~ , I ~ I I 9-IIp~ , , A I4

Continued

CLo A. Boob (including mob-

................. ....T d .........................24,740 I d, 97c U s B. Periodicals (numbem)..... a1,6aB a 3 . m os
CkP C Lcerurrs.
d ~ . C b D. D l ~ m ~ t ior dnmntim c musical mmporitioas.. CkP E. Musical compodtimr..

lets. leanets. and mtrii butions to pcriadids): (a) Printedin the UDitLd StPta 13, IIJ a 4 , b (b) Printed abroad in a-1 language.. x,s51 x,m (c) English boob registered Im ad interim copwight.. a74 03

1I

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

OM,

ad-

117 3,911 .,ha 4,341 751

13 , ~ s 15, saa a,31B 3 , s ~ ~ 111

Clan F. Mppr...................... CkP C. Worbdart:modelordcW.. CkP H. Reproductionr d m h d
Oft

.... w,su

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

Chu I. Drawings or plutic m k n d a xieati6c or techniad ~hPncta C k a J. P h o t o m ~ b . . CkP & Prints nad pictorial ill-

317 13,d

S31 14,& I4pa

t m h 11,915 ClPsr L. Motion-picturephotoplaya Clpp M. AIotk picturenot photoplaya. Rmcmlr.. 1,-

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

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

......................... -gal Td.........................r o g , g q 1x5, I@
~.........
. ..-

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

Regink of Copyrights
EXHIB~ &Table

183

of articles deposited dun'nq 12 *a1 years, 1897-98, 1898-99, 189p1900, 1 ~ x 9 0 1 , 1901-2, 1902-3, 1903-4, 1904-5, I & , 1g067~1@T-8,1@-0'
In-.I96..(

% .
1

/ :z I
I
'

. I

1. Books:

a.

3.
4.

5. 6. 7, 8.

(4) Books proper.. 5,575 (b) Volumes, circulars. leaflets. etc.. 4,698 (c) Newspaper and magazine articles.. 3 , d 2 Dramatic compositions.. 391 Periodicah (numbas). 13,726 Musical compcsitioos. 17,srr Maps and charts I,WS Engraviw. cuts. and prin t.. s. a,pla Chmm0~ litbgmphs.. and 747 Photographs.. 5,777 Miscdlaneous (undPasiEed exti&). 375

.................. . 5,834 6,550 7,746 : 7,027 .. 5,770 6, a59 4,196 s,q3 8,851 9,010 5,177 5,185 ................. 81s so7 634 561 ................... 9,777 14,147 17.70~ 19,513 21,agj .................... 19,976 16,505 16.709 .......................... 1,718 1,566 1,353 1,478 ........... 3,505 5,687 5,636 3.503 ............... 0 0 I . 7 1,757 ........................... 13.~64 13,88# 7,........................ ..... - 14 - .
xir,ll~

.

Two m p i a d each h i d e were received.. 111,952 118,434
9.

Photogmphr with t i t l a d w d d ort for idcntibcation. one copy &. G-d
total..

I 1 ----II ! 1 11 .......1
551976 59.217 09.915 79ve7

(

83.3@

ISP,&O

I S ~ 714 , 1.569

166,778 a,&

8-

1,709

1.614

(

....:................... 11a.6.

I

I

I~O,IU 141.444

1

162.7.l

I.

Bobs:
(a)

Boob propa (b) Voluma. cimlars. ledeta. etc (c) Newspaper and mamzk articles. a. Diamaticnrmpositions.. s.Paidicak(numba) 4. Musical comwsitioar.. 5. Maps andchPM.. 6. Engravings, cuts, and prints.. 7. Chromoa and lithoonphr.. 8. Photoonphr..

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

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

1,830

.

8 7 , i
TWO

9.

copies of each article were received.. Photographs with titles d works d u f t a identi6cation. one m y nch.. ~ . u total... ~ d

. .......... ........................
For coptiaustiaP. II-,,

1
14.999
. ~

174,s~ 9,947 x77.m

IS~SPJO m ~ , a a

1 1=7.6~+ m7.494 n1.s8

cae p

184

R e p d of the Librarian of Congress

EXHIBIT -Table

of articks deposited dvrinq z z fiscal years, 1897-9s. 189s-99, 1 8 ~ 1 9 0 0 Z V Z P Z , 1901-2. 2901-3, 1903-4, Ipo4-5, , 1g05d, 19067, 1907-8, and zp8-9--&ntinued

a.

Boob:

... (c) Newmaper and m&gazinenrtida. . a. Dramatic c o m p 0 5 i t i ~ . . .................. 3. Periodicals (numbas). ................... 4. Musical cornmiticas. .................... 5. Maps and dwb. ......................... 6 . Engravings,cuts, and prints.. ............ .r. Chromos and lithagaphs.. ................ 8. Photographs ..............................
(b) Volumes. circulars, leaflets, etc..

(a) Bwh m.

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

11.pp1 1,340 8, e s I, 568 13,ssr ~7,308 1,571 X I , as3 a, 5 4 16,671

.I
13?*

ad

ra,aB8

IS, 194 0~9,536
959~441

p l&cdanms .

(unclassified mtida).

Two copies d each article were d v c d .... Foreign bwks received under act d M r a.
3, 1905.
9.

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

58s
4,ew

Photographs with title d w m h d art lor idenli6mtim, one copy each..
G m d -1.

..........

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

117t 047

Register of Copyr@tts
Exman C-Table of articles deposited during 1 9 3 ~ 1 01910-11, 1911-12, , 1912-13, 191p14, and 1914-15, wilh total dejosiis in each c h for 18
fical pars, 1897-98. 1898-99, 18p190o. I ~ O - I ~ O I , IWI-2, I ~ O - 3 ,

19034, 1904-5, 1905-6 19367, 1 ~ 7 - 3 8 1@-9. , 1911-12,191e13. 191314, and 191e15
10 I.

I909-IO1

191*111

.
x7,9~7 .I,@s

191mx

19x1-1s

Boob: (a) PMted in the United State:

Vo1uue.s.. . .. . .. .. Ppm~hlcu, d e t s . ctc l Contributiaa~to nenrpnpen md pai-

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

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

rs,4r

m69~
~~2.14

d . ................................ &
4,8ir #,pa, 175

4 ~ ~ 7 1 9,699 4,606 J, 181 63s
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I. Copyright bill, H. R. 20695, pagm r 8 p . 1 ~ . 11. British Order in Council, February 3, 1 9 ~ 5pages 191-191. , 111. Presidential Copyright Prodamations under section I (e): (a) Great Britain, January I, 1915, pages 193-IW. ( 6 ) Italy, May r, 1915, pages 1%-rgb. IV. Conventi~non Literary and Artistic Gpyright, signed Bueara A i m , Angust 11, 1910: proclaimed by United States July 13,

COPYRIGHT BILL, R.2~435 H.

[H. 20695. I n the House of Representatives. January 8,19151 R.
Mr. OLDPIBLD request) introduced the following bill: which wm (by referred to the Committee on Patents end ordered to be printed.
A BILL To amend d o n s twentyand thirty* d the Act m t i M "An AcL to amend and ronsolidatt the Acta rrPpecrinn copyright,'' approved March fourtk nineteeu hundred and nine.

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Be i f enacfed by the S e ~ and House of Representatives of the Unifcd b o the f Act entitled "An Act to amend and consdidate the Acts respecting copyright," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, k amended to read as folbws: "SEC.21. That in the case of a book published abroad in the English language before publication in this country the deposit in the copyright office, not later than thirty days after its publication abroad, of one complete copy of the foreign edition, with a request for the reservation of the copyright and a aatement of the name and nationality of the author and of the copyright proprietor andof the date of the publication of the said book, shall secure to the author or proprietor an ad interim copyright, which shall have all the force and effect given to copyright by this Act and shall endure until the expiration of ninety days after such deposit in the copyright ofice." SZC. 2 . That section thirtyane of the said Act entitled "An Act t o amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright." approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, be amended to read as follow: "SEC.3 1 . That during the existence of the American copyright in any book the importation into the United States of any piratical copics thereof, or o any copies thereof (although authorized by the author f or proprietor) which have not been produced in accordance with the manufacturing provisions specified in eection fifteen of this Act, or any platesof the samenot made from type set within the limitsof the United States, or any copies thereof produced by lithographic or p5otoengraving process not performed within the limits of the United States in accordance with the provisions of section fifteen of this Act, shall k, and is hereby, prohibited: Provided, howawr. That, except as regards piratical copies, such prohibition shall not apply"(a) To works in raised characters for the use of the blind; " (b) To a foreign newspaper or magazine, although containing matter copyrighted in the United States, printed or reprinted by authority o f the copyright proprietor. unless such newspaper or magazine contaiau
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"(c) To the authorized editim of a bo3k in a foreign language or languages of which only a translation into English has been copy~@ted in this country; "(d) To any book published abroad with the authorization of the author or copyright proprietor when imprted under the circumstances stated in one of the four subdivisims following, that is to say: "First. When imported, with the consent of the proprietor of the American copyright or his representative, not more than one copy a t a time, for individual use and not for sale; but such privilege of imporby tation shall not extend to a fareign rcprint of a b o ~ k an American author copyrighted in the United States; "Second. When impohed by the authority or for the use o the f United States; "Third. When imported, with the consent of the proprietor of the r American copyright or his representative, f ~ use and not for sale, not more than one copy of any such book in any one invoice, in g o d faith. by or lor any society or institution incorporated for educational, literary, philosophical, scientific, or religious purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for any college, academy, school, or seminary of learning, or for any State, schwl, college, university, or free public library in the United States; s "Fourth. When such b o ~ k form parts of libraries or collections purchased en bloc for the use of sxieties, institutions, or libraries desig-.' nated in the foregoing paragraph, or form parts of the libraries or personal baggage belonging to persms or families arriving from foreign countries and are not intended for sale and imported into the United States with the consent of the proprietor of the American copyright or his representative: Provided, That copies imported as above may not lawfully be used in any way to vidate the rights of the proprietor o the f American copyright or annul or limit the copyright protection secured f by this Act, and such unlawful use shall be deemed an infringement o copyright. "

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COPYRIGHT ORDSR 1N COUNCIL

At the Court at Buckingham P a l e , the 3d day ol February, 1915
The K i d s Most ~xcellent a j e ~ t y M Mr. Sexctaw Hemnut Mr:Arthur HmdSir William Macemgor Lord Justirc B d a

Lord Pmident Viscount K n o I l y a Lord Chambalnin

Whereas by a proclamation of the President of the United States of u ~ w& s America, dated the 9th April, 1910, the benefits of the United States ~ ~ Act of 1909, entitled "An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts respecting Copyright, " were extended to the subjects of Great Britain a and her possessions, but no provision w s made therein for the protection of the musical works of British subjects againsL reproduction M u h ~ or, i by means of mechanical contrivances: And whereas His Majesty is advised that the Government ol theCLd United States of America has undertaken, upon the issue of this order, to grant such protection to the musical works of British subjects: And whereas by reason of these premises His Majesty is satisfied ~,i,i,k cog, that the Government of thwunited States of America has made, or*kA419n has undertaken to make, such provision as it is expedient to require for the protection of works entitled to copyright under the provisions of Part I of the Copyright Act, 1911: And whereas by the Copyright Act, 1911, authority is conferred SJ(-- , + upon His Majesty b extend, by Order in Council, the protection of the said Act to certain classes of foreign works within any part of His Majesty's Dominions, other than self-governing dominions, to which the said Act extends: And whereas it is desirabie to provide protection within the said U m # ~ b l i r k # d dominions for the unpublished works of citizens of the United s t a t e s r & S d of America: Now, therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, and by virtue of the authority conferred upon him by the Copyright Act, 191I, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows: I._% Copyright Act, 1911, including the provisions as to exiding ~ r i l u h copr works, shall, subject to the provisions of the said Act and of this Order, '"b1A4 191r apply-

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(a) to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the authon were a t the time of the making of the works Citizens of the United States of America, in like manner as if the authors had been British Subjects: ~edac4 (b) in respect of residence in the United States of America, in like f manner a s if such residence had been residence in the parts o Him Majesty's dominions to which the said Act extends. Provided thatTam of coh- (i) The term of copyright within the parts of His Majesty's dominrtu ions to which this Ordu applies shall not exceed that confemd by the law of the United States of America: c n ii umd (ii) the enjoyment of the rights conferred b y this Order shall be o dt0 fwdsubject to the accomplishment of the conditiom and formalities prescribed by the law of the United States of America: ~ ~ t i t l ~ - ) r (iii) in the application to existing works of the provisions of Scction 24 of the Copyright Act, 1911,the commencement of this Order shall be substituted for the 26th July, 1910,in subsection I (b). sd./: oonming a. This Order shall apply to all His Majesty's Dominions, C o b dontnumr roc tnJ~~~~~~~~~~~ nies and Possessions, with the exception of those hereinafter named. that is to say: The ~ o m i n i m ~Canada. of The Commonwealth of ~ u s ~ i a . The Dominion of New Zealand. The Union of South Africa. Newfoundland. EB&Jn.r, 3. This Order shall wme ink0 operation on the 1st day of January, INS 19x5,which day is in this Order referred to as the commencement o f this Order. And the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary Orders accordingly..
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Whereas it is provided by the Act of Congress of March 4, 1909, S entitled "An Act to Amend and Cons~lidate Acts RespectingCopy- caPvrW ad J the right," that the provisions of said Act, "w far as they secure ~ o p y - ~ ' " . " ' w right controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall include only compositions published and set. x . ( 8 ) e c,,,,. copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shall not include the lrd o f ~ c h i d works of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation musicd reprohe of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either'" f by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens o the United States similar rights ": And whereas it is further provided that the copyright secured by sc. F, 8, ,, the Act shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is aovUors rb -7 citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain eoridi-mmefirtions set forth in section 8 of said Act, to wit: r (a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the ~ ~ i s a rr t b e r doaiCilcd, i s United States at the time of the first publication of his work; or (b) When the foreign state or n a t i ~ n which such author a proof prietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, i , ,,,j agreement, or law, to citizens of the United S a e the benefit of copy- rigus tts right on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or c3pyright protection substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign author under this Act or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation ior4 is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity r-ar in the granting o copyright, by the terms of which agreement thewf United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto: And whereas it is als:, provided by said section that "The existence pro~a,,,,,r~b of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the F'resi- & &'resident dent of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time as the purposes of this Act may require ": And whereas satisfactory official assurance has been given that, by ordn i r virtue of the authority conferred by the British Copyright Act, 1911, aC-cilird British Order in Council has been issued of even date with this'prodamation directing:-

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Copyright Act, 1911, including the provisions a s to shall, subject to the provisions of the said Act and of this Order, apply(a) t literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the authors o Subjed where3f were at the time of the making of a e works citizens of the ojmpyr*U United States of America, in like manner as if the authors had been British subjects: (b) i n respect of residence i n the United States of America, i n like Reridma manner as if such residence had been residence in the parts of His Majesty's dominions to which the said Act extends. Provided $at(i) the term of copyright within the parts of His Majesty's dominions of to which this Order applies shall not exceed that conferred b y the law riahi of the United States of America: ~ ~ ~ d (ii) the enjoyment of the rights conferred b y this Order shall be suba k ject to the accomplishment of the conditions and formalities prescribed by the law of the United States of America: ~ ~ ; ~ ~ i . , , ~(iii) in the application to existing works of the provisions of Section 24 of the Copyright Act, 191 I, the commencement of this Order shall be substituted for the 26th July, 1910, i n subsection I (b)." ~ d j .in^ 2. That "this Order shall apply to all His Majesty's dominions, dominias not k - colonies and p3sseosi~ns with the exception of t h x e hereinafter named. cluded l h i r that is t g say: The D ~ m i n i o n Canada, The Cgmmmwealth of Ausof Ordm tralia, The Daminion of New Zealand, The Union of South Africa, Newfoundland. " Date ofeffed of 3. That "this Order shall come into operation on the first day of JanuBritish Ord- i ary, 1915, which day is i n this Order referred to a. the commencement n C m c i l Jm. I, this Order. Of JW5 And the h r d s Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary Orders accordingly. " NOW,therefore, I , Woadrow Wilson, President o the United States f ploclomdio. of America, do declare and proclaim that one of the alternative conditions specified in section 8 (b) of the Act of March 4, 1909, now exists and is fulfilled i n respect to the subjects of Great Britain and the British M,d,icdnutcdominions, colonies and possessions, with the exception of Canada, ficd righlsnl&- Australia, New Zealand, Sauth Africa, and Newfoundland, and that d Bldish au- such subjects shall be entitled to all the benefits of section I (e) o the f t b r said Act, on and after January I, 1915. I n testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Exsnrliar seal of the United States to be affixed. Done a t the City of Washington this f r t day of January, i n the is ~ o l of pro& c m d h JER. I. year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, and rot5 [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth. WOODROW Wnsolp By the President: W. J. BRYAN Secretary o Stok f
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A PROCLAMATION Whereas i t is provided by the Act of tongress of March 4, IW, copvrig,, ad entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copy- M ~ , right, " that the provisions of said act "so far as they secure copyright controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanicaiiy the musical work, shall include only compositions published and copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shall not include the works of a forcign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation of which s ~ c author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, h convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States similar rights": And whereas i t is further provided that the copyright sccured b y the Act shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain conditions set forth in Section 8 of said Act, to wit: (a) When an alien author or proprietor sh41 be domiciled within the United States a t the time of the first publication of his work; o r UnilrdS,,,,8, (b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or pro- c ~ ~ d r c r r * ~ p ~ . ~ ~ b prietor is a citizenor subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agree- iw . e r i f i . o r a l ment, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of mpyright on rbh' substantially the same basis a to its own citizens, or copyright pros tection substantially equal to the piotection secured to such foreign author under this Act or b y treaty; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciproeity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States may, a t its pleasure, bccome a party thereto: And whereas i t is alm provided by said section that "The existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the President of the United States, b y proclamation made from time to time, as the purposes of this Act may require": n And whereas satisfactory official asscrance has been given that i Italy the law permits to citizens of the United States similar rights to those accorded in Section I (e) of the Act of March 4, IW: Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United Statesof America, do declare and proclaim that one of the alternative conditions specified in Sections I (e) and 8 (b) of the Act of March 4, IW, now exists and is fulfilled and since May I, 1915, has been fulfilied in respect to the subjects of Italy, and that the subjectsof that country are entitled f to all the benefits o Section I (e) of said Act, including "copyright con- ~ ~ b k d trolling. the paris of inttrumenlr serving to reproduce mechanically the ricd .ioLlr rn musical work," in the case of all musical compositions b y Italian comlhli= posers which have been published since May I , r915. and h a w beenUtks duly registered for copyright in the United States.
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CONVENTION BETWEBN WIB UNITED STAmS AND A E I A RILPUBWCS M RC N

Signed at Buenos Aires, August ZZ, 1910; r ~ f t j h ladznv!sedby the f ~ ~ by the President, Maxh 12, Z ~ Z Z ;rati* Senate, February 15, rgrz; raii* caiion of the Uniied Stafes &posited luith the Government o j the Argentine Republic, May I, ZQZZ; p r o d o i d July ~ 3 ~ 1 9 ~ 4

BY T E PRESIDENT T E 8 UNITED H OF STATES OB A PROCLAMATION

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Whereas, a Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright between I m m i i a r d the United States of America and the Argentine Republic, Brazil, A w * fog+. P'ca"bl. Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, D~rninican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay, and Venezuela was conciuded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Buenos Aires on the eleventh day of August, one thousand nine hunddd curd ten, the original of which Convention, being in the Spanish, English, Portuguese and French languages, is word for word as followa: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL AYBRKIAN CONFSREIKB

Their Excellencies the Presidents of the United States of America, ~ ~ , , ~ , . ~ ~ i , , , the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela; Being desirous that their respective countries may be represented ~ t ~ m l i . . at the Fourth International American Conference, have sent theretor*. the following Delegates duly authorized to approve the recommendations, res~lutions,conventions and treaties which they mrght deem , advantagemas to the interests of America: m e r e follow the names of the respective delegates, omitted.] Who, after having presented their credentials and the same having tihm ad-. been found in due and proper form, have agreed upon the followingtitIir@Pr* Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright.( ARTICLEI. The signatory S a e acknowledge and pktect the rights ~fmoniriar , tts g of Literary and Artiscc Property in conformity with the stipulations o bmfinh* f the present Convention.

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ARTICLE I n the expression "Literary and lLrtistic worb" are a. included books, writings, pamphlets of all kinds, whatever may be the subject of which they treat, and whatever the number of their pages; dramatic or dramatico-musical works; choreographic and musical cornpositions, with or without words; drawings, paintings, sculpture, engravings; photographic works; astronomical or geographical globes; plans, sketches or plastic works relating to geography, geology or topography, architecture or m y other science; and, finally, all productioae that can be published by any means of impression or reproduction. Recib14cllJ rtc- ARTICLE3. The acknowledgment of a copyright obtained in one miria ri"kuStatet conformity with its laws, shall produce its effects of full right. of in granted by r i m in all the other States, without the necessity of complying with any wsb,, other formality, p~ovided always there shall appear in the w r k a statement that indicates the reservation of the property right. E r d u h rigku ARTICLE The copyright of a literary or artistic work, includes for 4. of d o r its author or assigns the exclusive power of disposing of the same, o f publishing, assignifig, translating, or authorizing ib translation and reproducing it in any form whether wholly or in p d . N ~ W arb h n a . ~ The author of a protected work, except in case of proof of 5. to the contrary, shall be considered the persm whose name or well kn~wn nom de plume is indicated therein; consequently suit brought by such author or his representative against counterfeiters or violators, shall be admitted by the Courts of the Signatory states. 6. Tof m b p ARTICLE Thq authors or their assigns, citizens or domiciled forrirb eigners, shall enjoy in the signatory countries the rights that the respective laws accord, without those rights being allowed to exceed the term of protection granted in the country of origin. w m k S is& in For works comprising several volumes that are not published simulodumus w pwtstaneously, as well as for bulletins, or parts, or periodical publications, the term of the copyright will commence to run, with respect to each volume, bulletin, part, or periodical publication, from the respective date of its publication. 7. C-W of mc- ARTICLE The country of origin of a work will be deemed that of rir its first publication in America, and if i t shall have appeared simultaneously in several of the signatory countries, that which 6xes the shortest period of protection. 8. Sub~rq~rl di- ARTICLE A work which was not originally copyrighted shall not ~~ of MWPP be entitled to copyright in subsequent editions. rigkt w k r ARTICLE Authorized translations shall be protected in the same 9. TraaslolnU manner as original w0~k.s. Translators of works concerning'which no right of guaranteed property exists, or the guaranteed copyright of which may have been extinguished, may obtain for their translations the rights of property set forth in Article 3rd but they shall not prevent the publication of other translations of the same work. Nms*a* ARTICLE Addresses or discourses delivered or read before delib10. Pmlr of pubis addrW,,,, *, &erative assemblies, Courts of Justice, or at public meeting, may be brad printed in the daily press without the necessity of any authorisation,
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