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Andavits and letters concerning licensing of copyrighted presed

Leirvision stations and the sale of advertising time to adverten
Alirn, Joseph P., Assistant Adminstrator for Larisatie

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, letter
Pri temtep 5, 1973, to Hon, Peter W. Rodino, Jr., charm.is,

(..futter on the Judiciary.
Atsi tu na Broadcasting Companies, Inc., prepared statement.
American Husness Prres, Inc., prepared statement..
Arnican Guld of Authors and comparts and the National

Pitimbi Ansariation, joint statement
Amenean berety of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, pr
Bemulirt, Anderw, director, la giwlative Department, ALL CIO

dated ! 22, 1973, to Hon. Robert W. hantafmeier Brylan, William J, president, Cable Division, Ten prumputer

Be waist Munc, Inc., preparrd statement... • 8.18 Aaron porrasdeut, International Typeface Corp, letter

3.12. 1975, to Hon Roobert W hastenmmer
* alor Teleormina l'nder the 1972 Rules and the Impact of Ale

Capital Fer Propanal," bs Bridger M. Mitchrid
Curre, Kent W, Amrncan Chemical Society, better dated J

1975 to Hin Ratert Whutanmeier
"C'eporrigitales of Typeface and Type Font Design," state or

Dww.la # Canteralt Itidustries, Inc.
Casir Mauner J., M.D., Department of Radiology, Prosundet

tial Aretorage, Alaska, letter datrd July 9, 1973, to lien Pr

H. 1.r), Jr
Das Ha , prasident American bedraliin of Musicale

dated Jul, 1475, to lien, Hobert W hastenmrier Ferraten Datard, Ameur and Rothstein, counselors at law

dated Ji's in, 1979, to Han Robert W kastrtment Eve!, Rugt ll, vine premitent, ('11 letter dated J. J. 1"

Ha Kent Whatentier, chaman, Subansamaster

(dilaturstin, and the Adnunierat.vn of Justice Pret la nard, Satana Msic Pibern' Asunciatis, Inc.

dated (br. 1 197), to Hon Rotart Whstetter ... Jana H. PhD, sruot vier profert, rru arrhad.

tre fet, the Mintyy (a, Iritart dated August , 1473

kar Alan Warodnff
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Marshall, Nancy H., director, Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Service,

Madison, Wis., letter dated May 6, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Page
Kastenmeier..

215
Mathews, Hon. David, Secretary, Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare, prepared statement.-n.

261 Mercer, Johnny, composer, prepared statement

31 Mergenthaler Linotype Co., prepared statement.

1034 Nathan, Robert R., president, Robert R. Nathan Associates, Inc.,

letter dated October 24, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier. 1640 National Broadcasting Co., Inc., prepared statement..

823, 1383 National Music Publishers Association and American Guild of Authors & Composers, prepared statement....

920 Nimmer, Prof. Melville B., professor of law, UCLA School of Law, prepared statement...

1038 Norwood, Frank W., executive secretary, Joint Council on Educational

Telecommunications, letter dated July 10, 1975, to Hon. Robert W.
Kastenmeier.

883 Parker, Michael, director, Typographical Development Mergenthaler

Linotype Co., letter dated July 28, 1975, to Hon. Robert W.
hastenmeier.

1041 Passano, William M., chairman of the board, Williams & Wilkins Co., prepared statement..

260 Ráyin, Mons R.N.), instructor coordinator of R.X. Programs and Outreach, letter dated August 12, 1973, to Hon. Don Young-

214 * "Registration of Original Typeface Designs: Extension of Comment

Period,” vol., Vo. 223, Federal Register, November 18, 1975.... 1017 “Registration of Original Typeface Designs," vol. 39, No. 176, Federal Register, September 10, 1974.

1016 Ringer, Barbara, Register of Copyrights, letter dated June 6, 1975, to

Hon. Robert W. hastenmeier.
Ruck, Don V., vice president, National Hockey League, prepared

813 Schrader, Dorothy M., General Counsel, Copyright Office, prepared

1015 Stevens, Hon. Ted, a los, Senator From the State of Alaska, letter dated October, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Ka tenmeier..

1659 Steuermann, Clara, president, Music Library Association, prepared

207 "The Great American Rip-Off,' by Mike Terranova, a pamphlet

publi-hed by the Independent Record and Tape Association of

America.
Times Mirror, prepared statement

132 "Typeface Design Protection," statement of position of the American Institute of Graphic Arts--

1226 Valenti, Jark, president, Moson Picture Association of America, Inc., letters to klon. Robert K. Kastenmeier September 10, 1973..

1724 November 7, 1975..

1736 Vanantwerpen, F. J., president, Council of Engineering and Scientific Soriti Executives, prepared statement.

369 Walls, Alan I, prident Record and Tape Association of America, lettet d.tid Juli 22. 1973, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier

1263 Warren, Aibert, chairman, Copyright Committee, Independent News

letter Association, prepared statement Wirroit, Harold E., National I ducation Associations.

276 Woudritt, Dr. Rav Department of Chemistry, Montana State Univer

Rits, prepared-tatement
Young Hon. Don, a Reportementatie in ('engre From the state of

Alaka, lettet dated' October 2, 1975, to Hon. Robert W.
hastenmier. .

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Appetit 3 Renart of working coup of Conference on Resolution
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COPYRIGHT LAW REVISION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1975

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON Courts, Civil LIBERTIES,

AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:10 a.m., in room 2226, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Kastenmeier, Danielson, Drinan, Pattison, Railsback, and Wiggins.

Also present : Herbert Fuchs and Bruce A. Lehman, counsels; and Thomas E. Mooney, associate counsel.

Mr. KASTEN MEIER. The committee will come to order. We have met this morning to begin subcommittee hearings on H.R. 2223, introduced by the Chair, for the general revision of the copyright law.

Ten years ago this month in this room the subcommittee began what turned out to be 22 days of public hearings on a bill having the same purpose, namely, the total revision of title 17, United States Code, the copyright law.

The 1965 hearings, followed by many subcommittee meetings, resulted in a revision bill being reported to and passed by the House of Representatives on April 11, 1967. The Senate, however, failed to act on that bill and the House-passed bill expired.

In September 1974, when the Senate at last did pass a copyright law revision bill, the involvement of the House Judiciary Committee in the nomination of Nelson Rockefeller to be Vice President prevented House consideration of the measure during what was left of 1974. However, the Congress did enact legislation creating a National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, of which the President is to appoint the members.

With the coming of 1975, Senator McClellan reintroduced the 1974 Senate-passed bill as S. 22, and the Chair introduced an identical bill in the House under the number H.R. 2223. Title II of the bills S. 22 and H.R. 2223, go beyond providing copyright law revision, and provide protection of ornamental designs of useful articles.

In addition, the subcommittee has before it two measures directly related to the proposed revision. One of these, H.R. 5315, introduced by our subcommittee colleague, Mr. Danielson, would create a performer's royalty as part of the bundle of rights known as copyright.

The other, H.R. 1965, introduced by Mr. Won Pat, would authorize the making of video tapes for transmission on noncontiguous cable television systems, that is, in places other than the 48 mainland States.

(1)

H.R. 2223, H.R. 5345, and H.R. 4965 will be placed in the record
of the hearings at the conclusion of this statement.

Article I, section 8 of the Federal Constitution empowers Congress
“to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to
authors *** the exclusive right to their *** writings ***.” At the
very least, therefore, Congress has the constitutional obligation to
determine whether and to what extent the progress of the useful arts
will be promoted by congressional grants of exclusivity for the writ-
ings of authors.

The purpose of the pending legislation is, in short, to bring up to
date the copyright law which has not been substantially revised since
1909. It should be our commitment to correct this neglect, for the great
and growing acceleration of technology and the resultant new uses of
copyrighted works have rendered much of the existing law inade-
quate and obsolete.

The subcommittee is pleased, this morning, to open the hearings by
welcoming witnesses from the Library of Congress. We have the
Honorable John G. Lorenz, Acting Librarian of Congress; Abraham
L. Kaminstein, former Register of Copyrights who went through the
1965–67 hearings with us, and Barbara Ringer, also an old friend, the
present Register of Copyrights. Mr. Lorenz, will you begin?

[H.R. 2223, H.R. 5345, and H.R. 4965 are as follows:

94TH CONGRESS

Ist SESSION

H. R. 2223

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 28, 1975
Mr. KASTEN MEIER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com-

mittee on the Judiciary

A BILL
For the general revision of the Copyright Law, title 17 of the United States

Code, and for other purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
2 United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 TITLE I–GENERAL REVISION OF COPYRIGHT LAW

Sec. 101. Title 17 of the United States Code, entitled "Copyrights”,
5 is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
6

TITLE 17–COPYRIGHTS

CHAPTER

See.
1. SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT-

101
2. COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER.

201
3. DURATION OF COPYRIGHT..

301
4. COPYRIGHT NOTICE, DEPOSIT, AND REGISTRATION

401
5. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES.

601
6. MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENT AND IMPORTATION.

001
7. COPYRIGHT OFFICE..

701
8. COPYRIGHT Royalty TRIBUNAL-,

801
7 Chapter 1.-SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT

Bee.
101. Definitions.
102. Subject matter of copyright: In general.
108. Subject matters of copyright: Compilations and derivative works.
104. Subject matter of copyright: National origin.
106. Subject matter of copyright : United States Government works.
106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works.
107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.
10% Limitations on exclusive rights : Reproduction by libraries and archives,

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