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righted books in the Congressional Library. Presented by Mr. McMillan. Senate resolution, no. 52. Printed, I p.

(2) Senate resolu

1894 (May 22).-Joint resolution for the purpose of insurtion (G: Gray)

ing the security and the utilization of duplicated copyrighted books in the Congressional Library. Presented by Mr. Gray. Senate resolution, no. 88. Printed, i p., 4o. (3)

IV. LAWS

(a) Public Laws

FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Original copy- 1790 (May 31).-An Act for the encouragement of learnright act

ing, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned. (Approved May 31, 1790. ist Cong., 2d sess., chap. 15.) In “The Public statutes at large of the United States of America, from the organization of the government in 1789 to March 3, 1845. Edited by Richard Peters." Vol. 1, 8o. Boston, 1845, pp. 124-126. In “Copyright enactments, 1783-1900.” 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 30–32. In Curtis (G: Ticknor). A Treatise on the law of copyright. 8o. Boston, C: C. Little & J. Brown, 1847, Appendix, pp. 85-88. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 3; Chronological Record, pp. 119-123.

(1) Original copyright act. Repealed by section 14 of the act of February 3, 1831.

SEVENTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Copyright of 1802 (April 29).-An Act supplementary to an act, intiprints

tuled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein men

tioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of . designing, engraving, and etching historical and other

prints. (Approved April 29, 1802. 7th Cong., ist sess., chap. 36.) In “The Public statutes at large of the United States of America, from the organization of the government in 1789 to March 3, 1845. Edited by Richard Peters." Vol. 2, 8°. Boston, 1845, pp. 171-172. In “Copyright enactments, 1783–1900.” 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 32–34.

In Curtis (G: Ticknor.) A Treatise on the law of copyright. 8o Boston, C: C. Little & J. Brown, 1847, Appendix, pp. 89-91. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 6; Chronological Record, pp. 127-130.

(2) Repealed by section 14 of the act of February 3, 1831.

FIFTEENTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION.

1819 (February 15).-An Act to extend the jurisdiction jurisdiction in

copyright cases of the circuit courts of the United States to cases arising under the law relating to patents. (Approved February 15, 1819. 15th Cong., 2d sess., chap. 19.) In “The Public statutes at large of the United States of America, from the organization of the government in 1789 to March 3, 1845. Edited by Richard Peters." Vol. 3, 80. Boston, 1846, pp. 481-482. In "Copyright enactments, 1783-1900." 8o. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 34-35. In Curtis (G: Ticknor.) A Treatise on the law of copyright. 8o. Boston, C: C. Little & J. Brown, 1847, Appendix, p. 92. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. II; Chronological Record, pp. 132–134.

(3) Circuit courts shall have cognisance of all actions arising under any law granting or confirming to authors or inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings, inventions, and discoveries. Repealed by act of July 8, 1870.

TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

1831 (February 3). —An Act to amend the several acts First general respecting copyrights. (Approved, February 3, 1831. 21st

revision Cong., 2d sess., chap. 16.) In“ The Public statutes at large of the United States of America, from the organization of the government in 1789 to March 3, 1845.

Edited by Richard Peters.” Vol. 4, 8o. Boston, 1846, pp. 436– 439. In “Copyright enactments, 1783-1900." 8° Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 3539.

In Curtis (G: Ticknor.) A Treatise on the law of copyright. 8o. Boston, C: C. Little & J. Brown, 1847,

Appendix, pp. 93-99. See Bibliography, I. Bills, nos. 1618; Chronological Record, pp. 141-142, 143-145.

(4) First general revision. Repealed by act of July 8, 1870.

TWENTY-THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Assignment of 1834 (June 30).–An Act supplementary to the act to copyrights

amend the several acts respecting copyrights. (Approved, June 30, 1834. 23d Cong., ist sess., chap. 157.) In “The Public statutes at large of the United States of America, from the organization of the government in 1789 to March 3, 1845. Edited by Richard Peters." Vol. 4, 8o. Boston, 1846, p. 728. In “Copyright enactments, 1783– 1900.” 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 39-40. In Curtis (G: Ticknor). A Treatise on the law of copyright. 8o. Boston, C: C. Little & J. Brown, 1847, Appendix, p. 100. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 19: Chronological Record, pp. 146–148.

(5) Requiring the recording of assignments of copyright. Repealed by act of July 8, 1870.

TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Smithsonian 1846 (August 10).-An Act to establish the "SmithsonInstitution

ian Institution," for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men. (Approved, August 10, 1846. 29th Cong., ist sess., chap. 178, sec. 10.) In “The Statutes at large and treaties of the United States of America, from December 1, 1845, to March 3, 1851. Edited by George Minot.”' Vol.

Boston, 1851, p. 106. In "Copyright enactments, 1783–1900.” 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), p. 40. See Chronological Record, p. 166.

(6 Requiring the delivery of one copy of book, etc., to the librarian of the Smithsonian Institution and one copy to the Librarian of Congress.

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THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

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1855 (March 3).-An Act making appropriations for the Dept.: Free postage

service of the Post-Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six. Approved, March 3, 1855. 33d Cong., 2d sess., chap. 20I, sec. 5. In “The Statutes at large and treaties of the United States of America, from December 1, 1851, to March 3, 1855. Edited by George Minot." Vol. 10, 8o. Boston, 1855, p. 685. In "Copyright enactments, 1783–1900." 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), p. 40. See Chronological Record, pp. 176-177.

(7) Providing that all copyright deposits may be sent through the mails free of postage.

THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

1856 (August 18).--An Act supplemental to an act entitled Right of rep

resentation "An act to amend the several acts respecting copyright,' approved February third, eighteen hundred and thirty-one. (Approved, August 18, 1856. 34th Cong., ist sess., chap. 169.) In “The Statutes at large and treaties of the United States of America, from December 3, 1855, to March 3, 1859. Edited by George Minot and George P. Sanger.” Vol. 11, 8° Boston, 1859, pp. 138-139. Copyright enactments, 1783–1900.” 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), p. 41. See Bibliography, I. Bills, No. 39; Chronological Record, pp. 177-179.

(8) Securing the sole right of representation in the case of a dramatic composition. Repealed by act of July 8, 1870.

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THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

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1859 (February 5).-An Act providing for keeping and Removal of

copyright distributing all public documents. (Approved, February 5, 1859. 35th Cong., 2d sess., chap. 22, sec. 8.) In “The Statutes at large and treaties of the United States of America, from December 3, 1855, to March 3, 1859. Edited by George Minot and George P. Sanger.” Vol. 11,8°. Boston, 1859, Pp. 380-381. In “Copyright enactments, 1783–1900.”' 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 41-42. See Chronological Record, pp. 179-180. (9

Providing for the removal of all copyright deposits and records from the Department of State to the Department of the Interior. Repealed by the act of July 8, 1870.

THIRTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

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Appea 1 1861 (February 18).-An Act to extend the right of copyright cases

appeal from decisions of circuit courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. (Approved, February 18, 1861. 36th Cong., 2d sess., chap. 37.) In “The Statutes at large, treaties, and proclamations of the United States of America, from December 5, 1859, to March 3, 1863. Edited by George P. Sanger.” Vol. 12, 8o. Boston, 1863, Pp. 130-131. In “Copyright enactments, 1783-1900.” 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), p. 42. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 44; Chronological Record, pp. 182-185.

(10) Provides for the appeal of copyright cases to the Supreme Court of the United States. Repealed by act of July 8, 1870.

THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Copyright of 1865 (March 3).-An Act supplemental to an act entitled photographs

"An Act to amend the several acts respecting copyright," approved February third, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, and to the acts in addition thereto and amendment thereof. (Approved, March 3, 1865. 38th Cong., 2d sess., chap. 126.) In “The Statutes at large, treaties, and proclamations of the United States of America, from December, 1863, to December, 1865. Edited by George P. Sanger." Vol. 13, 8o. Boston, 1866, pp. 540-541. In "Copyright enactments, 1783-1900." 8° Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 42-43. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 49; Chronological Record, pp. 187–188. (11)

Extending copyright protection to photographs and photographic negatives. Repealed by the act of July 8, 1870.

THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Failure to de- 1867 (February 18).-An Act amendatory of the several posit copies

acts respecting copyrights. (Approved, February 18, 1867. 39th Cong., 2d sess., chap. 43.) In “The Statutes at large of the United States of America, from December, 1865, to March, 1867. Edited by George P. Sanger." Vol. 14, 8°. Boston, 1868, p. 395. In “Copyright enactments, 1783– 1900." 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulle

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