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AMENDMENTS, SUGGESTIONS, AND CRITICISMS SUBMITTED.
I. AT THE HỆARINGS ON THE COPYRIGHT Bill, DECEMBER 7, 8, 10, 11, 1906. AMERICAN (Authors') COPYRIGHT LEAGUE, New York, N. Y. (See secs. 1: a, b, f,
g; 6, 8: a; 13, 14, 18: b, c; 19, 20, 38.) AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION, New York, N. Y. (See
sec. 23: b.) AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' COPYRIGHT LEAGUE, New York, N. Y. (See p. 103.) BABCOCK (WILLIAM H.), Washington, D. C. (See secs. 9, 11, 13, 15.) BOWKER (RICHARD ROGERS). See American (Authors') Copyright League. BURKAN (NATHAN), New York, N. Y. (See secs. 1: g; 23: b; 33.) CONNOR (W. W.), Chicago, Ill. (See sec. 1: g.) CROMELIN (PAUL H.), New York, N. Y. (Šee secs. 1: g; 64.) CUTTER (WM. P.), Northampton, Mass. (See sec. 1: b.) See also Library Copyright
League. DAVIS (G. HOWLETT), West Orange, N. J. (See secs. 1: g; 25, 63.) FROMME (HERMAN), New York, N. Y. (See secs. 1: f; 5, 6.) HEDGELAND (F. W.), Chicago, Ill. (See sec. 1: g.) INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOOKBINDERS. (See secs. 11, 13, 17, 30: d.) INTERNATIONAL PRINTING PRESSMEN AND ASSISTANTS' UNION OF
NORTH AMERICA. (See secs. 11, 13, 17, 30: d.) INTERNATIONAL TEXTBOOK COMPANY (D. C. Harrington, Counsel) (See secs.
10, 14, 23, 32.) INTERNATIONAL TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION. (See secs. 11, 13, 17, 30: d.) JOHNSON (ROBERT UNDERWOOD) See American (Authors') Copyright League. KEHR (CYRUS), Knoxville, Tenn. (See secs. 23, 25.) LIBRARY COPYRIGHT LÉAGUE. (See sec. 30: e.) LIVINGSTONE (WILLIAM A.) See Print Publishers' Association. LOW (H. N.), Washington, D. C. (See sec. 1: b.) LUCKING (ALFRED), Detroit, Mich. (See sec. 32.) MONTGOMERY (CHARLES P.), Treasury Dept. (See secs. 13, 22, 23: c, d; 291.) OGILVIE (GEO. W.), Chicago, Ill. (See secs. 9, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23: c; 25, 30: e; 45, p. 105.) PETTIT (HORACE), Philadelphia, Pa. (See sec. 1: g.) POUND (GEO. W.), Buffalo, N. Y. (See secs. 1: f; 15, 23: b, c; 32.) PRINT PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION. (See secs. 3, 11, 13, 14, 21, 22, 34, 63.) PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY. (See sec. 23: b.) PUTNAM (GEORGE HAVEN) See American Publishers' Copyright League. SARGENT (S. HAROLD), Philadelphia, Pa. (See secs. 1: f, g.) STEINER (BERNARD C.) See Library Copyright League. SULLIVAN (J. J.) See International Typographical Union. TAMS (ARTHUR),
New York, N. Y. (See secs. 1: b, f; 5, 6.) WALKER (ALBERT H.), New York, N. Y. (See secs. 20, 33.) WELLMAN (HILLER C.) See Library Copyright League. WILCOX (ANSLEY), Buffalo, N. Y. (See secs. 1, 23: b; 23–24.)
II. TO THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE. Members of the new Copyright Committee of the American Bar Association who have
submitted Informal Suggestions. KNAUTH (ANTONIO), New York, N. Y. (See secs. 1: c, f, g, h.) PARKINSON (ROBERT H.), Chicago, Ill. (See secs. 5:1; 18, 19, 25, 30, 32.) PRICHARD (FRANK P.), Philadelphia, Pa. (Sce sec. 18.) RANDALL (HENRY E.), St. Paul, Minn. (See secs. 25, 32.) ROGERS (EDWARD S.), Chicago, Ill. (See secs. 1: b; 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26, 31,
32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 40, 63.) WETMORE (EDMUND), New York, N. Y. (See secs. 14, 18.)
ADVERTISING CLUBS OF AMERICA (Hugh K. Wagner, Chairman Legislative Com
mittee, St. Louis, Mo.) (See secs. 4, 14–15, 18, 23: d; 32, 52.) BAIRD (HENRY CAREY), Philadelphia, Pa. (See sec. 16.) FRINK OF BOSTON. (See secs. 14, 23.) HOOD (E. G.), Nashua, N. H. (See sec. 1: f.) LOEWY (BENNO), New York, N. Y. (See secs. 23, 24.) SMITH (DELEVAN), Indianapolis, In- See sec. 5.) WALSH (CHAS. H.), Washington, D. ( (See p. 105.) WHITMAN (EDMUND A.), Boston, Mass. (See secs. 5: a; 9, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23: b; 23, 29,
33; and p. 107.)
After the first hearings on the Copyright Bill, the Senate Committee on Patents passed the following resolution (June 12, 1906):
“Pending further hearings upon the bill (S. 6330; H. R. 19853), the Register of Copyrights is requested to keep record of the discussion of its provisions; and to receive in behalf of the committee as well as of the Copyright Office, suggestions for its amendment, whether in form or substance, and to digest these for convenient consideration by the committee."
On November 22, 1906, the first compilation of “Amendments proposed," was printed (131 pp.)*; on December 4th all further amendments and suggestions received up to that date were printed as “Addenda" (12 pp.). On December 6th such sections of the Substitute Draft submitted on behalf of the Melville Clark Piano Company, of Chicago, as were different from the official bill were tabulated and printed (27 pp.)
The amendments proposed during the second hearings on the Bill, December 7-11, and such suggestions and criticisms as the Copyright Office has received to date are now printed, arranged as before under the sections of the Bill dealt with, and the matter contained in the previous twelve pages of “Addenda' has been included.
A new text of the Melville Clark Piano ('ompany draft and the full text of a substitute draft by Mr. Charles Porterfield were printed in the Appendix to the Report of the Hearings on the Copyright Bill, December, 1906* ; their provisions are not included in this digest.
The suggestions and criticisms are necessarily separated from their context and supporting arguments, but citations have been made in all possible cases to the Report of the Copyright Hearings, so as to permit reference to such arguments as were submitted at the hearings and printed in full in the report.
Statements by the copyright committees of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the C'ity of New York are, for convenience, separately printed.
Register of Copyrights
December 29, 1906
* Copies of these and of the Report of the first Hearings on the Copyright Bill can be had upon request.
DEFINITE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED.
Sec. 1. Ansley Wilcox,—Change to read:
“Sec. 1. That the copyright secured by this Act shall include the sole and exclusive right
(a) To make any copy of any work or material part
thereof the subject of copyright under the provisions of this Act; or to make any abridgment, adaptation, variation, or rearrangement thereof. This subsection shall include translations into another language or dialect of any work which is
capable thereof; (b) To sell, distribute, exhibit, or let for hire, or offer
or keep for sale, distribution, exhibition or hire, any copy of any such work, or any abridgment, adaptation, variation or rearrangement thereof; Provided, That this subsection shall not be deemed to prohibit anyone who has lawfully become the owner of a copy or copies of such work from selling, distributing, exhibiting or letting for hire such copy or copies.”
(c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) not changed.
(h), omit (included in (a)). (Copyright Hearings, December, 1906, p. 148.)
Sec. 1 (a). American (Authors') Copyright League,
Change by adding “any material,'' to read:
“(a) For the purposes set forth in subsection (b) hereof, to make any copy of any work or any material part thereof the subject of copyright under the provisions of this Act, or to abridge, adapt, or translate into another language or dialect any such work, or make any other version thereof;' (Copyright Hearings, December, 1906,
Sec. 1 (b). American (Authors') Copyright League,
Omit the words “or offer or keep for sale, distribution, exhibition, or hire,” to read:
“(b) To sell, distribute, exhibit, or let for hire any copy of such work;'' (Copyright Hearings, December, 1906. P. 402.)
SUGGESTIONS AND CRITICISMS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY DEFINITE
PROPOSALS FOR PHRASEOLOGY. Sec. 1. Antonio Knauth.
Subdivision (h) should go out.
Subdivisions (d), (e), and (f) should be confined to uses for profit, like subdivision (c), or at least for such uses as are stated in subdivision (b).
[Subdivision (g) criticised ... “I do not think that the matter is of great importance either way, but am of opinion that the movement in its favor is artificial.'']
Sec. 1 (a).
Sec. 1 (b).