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CONVENTION

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE

a

SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

Executive E, 73d Congress
THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE
COPYRIGHT UNION AS REVISED AND

SIGNED AT ROME ON JUNE 2, 1928

APRIL 15 AND 17, 1941

Printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations

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COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia, Chairman PAT HARRISON, Mississippi

HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California ROBERT F. WAGNER, New York

ARTHUR CAPPER, Kansas TOM CONNALLY, Texas

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah

ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan FREDERICK VAN NUYS, Indiana

WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

HENRIK SHIPSTEAD, Minnesota
CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida

GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota
THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN, Rhode Island
ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky
ROBERT R. REYNOLDS, North Carolina
JOSEPH F. GUFFEY, Pennsylvania
GUY M. GILLETTE, Iowa
BENNETT CHAMP CLARK, Missouri
CARTER GLASS, Virginia
JAMES F. BYRNES, South Carolina

CHRISTIE B. KENNEDY, Clerk

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Statement of-

Bloom, Hon. Sol, chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the House

of Representatives, Washington, D. C.--

68

Brylawski, Fulton, attorney at law, Washington, D. C.-

141
Kaye, Sydney M., representing the National Association of Broad-
casters, Washington, D. C.

128
Ladas, Stephen P., author, Washington, D. C.-

47
Leland, Waldo G., representing the committee for the study of copy-

right of the National Committee of the United States on Interna-
tional Intellectual Cooperation, Washington, D. C.

45

Lockwood, John E., general counsel of the Office of the Coordinator

of Cultural and Commercial Relations Between the American

Republics, Washington, D. C..

39
Long, Hon. Breckenridge, Assistant Secretary of State, Washington,
D. C...

35
Lust, Sidney, representing the Motion Picture Theater Owners of
America, Washington D. C.-

152

MacLeish, Dr. Archibald, Librarian, Library of Congress, Washing-

ton, D. C..

McClure, Dr. Wallace, of the Treaty Division of the Department of

State, Washington, D. C..

62

Melcher, Frederick G., president of R. R. Bowker & Co., publishers;

chairman of the copyright committee of the Book Publishers Bu-

reau, Inc., New York, Čity, N. Y.

106

Randolph, Woodruff, secretary-treasurer, International Allied Print-
ing Trades Association, Indianapolis, Ind.

156

Sargoy, Edward A., chairman of committee on copyrights of the

section of patent, trade-mark, and copyright law of the American

Bar Association.

110

Trueblood, Edward G., Assistant Chief, Division of Cultural Rela-
tions, Department of State, Washington, D. C.

37
Ware, Édith E., executive secretary of the committee for the study of

copyright, American Council of Learned Societies, Washington,
D. C.--.

136

Statements submitted-

Brylawski, A. Julian, vice president of the Motion Picture Theater

Owners of America, Washington, D. C---

154

Bunker, Frank F., Christian Science Committee on Publication for

the District of Columbia, Washington, D. C..

193

Coulson, Robert E., New York, N. Y

191
Douglas, Walter G., chairman, Music Publishers' Protective Asso-
ciation, Inc., New York, N. Y.--

115
Futrelle, May, national chairman of copyright, National League of
American Pen Women, Boston, Mass..

186

Hinrichs, A. F., Acting Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Depart-

ment of Labor, Washington, D. C---

195

Kilroe, Edwin P., general counsel, Twentieth-Century Fox Pictures,

Inc., chairman of the copyright committee of the Motion Picture
Distributors and Producers Association, New York, N. Y

89
Ladas, Stephen P., author, Washington, D. C.

59, 182
Leland, Waldo G., representing the committee for the study of

copyright of the National Committee of the United States on

International Intellectual Cooperation, Washington, D.C------- 141, 182
MacLeish, Archibald, Librarian, Library of Congress, Washing-
ton, D. C.---

114

III

INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT CONVENTION

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1941

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS,

UNITED STATES SENATE,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in the committee room, Capitol Building, Senator Elbert D. Thomas (chairman) presiding

Present, Senators Thomas (chairman), Murray, Johnson of California, and Capper.

Present also: Representative Sol Bloom, of New York; Hon. Breckenridge Long Assistant Secretary of State; Dr. Wallace McClure, Edward G. Trueblood, James A. White, representing the State Department; Hon. Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress; Francis Gilbert, representing G. Schirmer, Inc.; Fulton Brylawski and Edwin P. Kilroe, representing the motion-picture producers; John E. Lockwood, of the Office of Coordination of Commercial and Cultural Relations Between the American Republics; Col. C. L. Bouvé, Register of Copyrights; Thorvald_Solberg, former Register of Copyrights; Waldo G. Leland and Dr. Edith E. Ware, representing the Committee for the Study of Copyright of the National Committee of the United States on International Intellectual Cooperation; Stephen P. Ladas; A. J. Brylawski, representing the Theatre Owners of America; Woodruff Randolph, secretary-treasurer of the International Allied Printing Trades Association; Sidney M. Haye, representing the National Association of Broadcasters; Frederich G. Melcher, chairman of the Copyright Committee of the Book Publishers Bureau, Inc.

Senator THOMAS of Utah. I will ask the reporter to insert in its proper place the treaty, with the letters of transmittal from the President of the United States and the Secretary of State, together with a copy of the last report of the subcommittee to the Senate recommending the ratification of the convention. (The matters referred to are as follows:)

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