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Affidavits and letters concerning licensing of copyrighted products to
television stations and the sale of advertising time to advertisers.---
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, letter dated
178 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., prepared statement.
827 American Business Press, Inc., prepared statement
252 American Guild of Authors and Composers and the National Music Publishers Association, joint statement..
--- 1586, 1641 American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, prepared statement
925, 947 Biemiller, Andrew, director, Legislative Department, AFL-CIO, letter dated July 22, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier.-
1335 Bresnan, William J., president, Cable Division, Teleprompter Corp.. 849 Broadcast Music, Inc., prepared statement..
389, 962, 965 Burns, Aaron, president, International Typeface Corp., letter dated July 28, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier.
1020 "Cable Television Under the 1972 Rules and the Impact of Alternative Copyright Fee Proposals,” by Bridger M. Mitchell..
517 Cairns, Robert W., American Chemical Society, letter dated June 25, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier..
243 "Copyrightability of Typeface and Type Font Design,” statement of position, Castcraft Industries, Inc.
1228 Coyle, Maurice J., M.D., Department of Radiology, Providence Hos
pital, Anchorage, Alaska, letter dated July 9, 1975, to Hon. Peter W.
215 Davis, Hal C., president, American Federation of Musicians, letter dated July 8, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier...
1658 Ebenstein, Daniel, Amster and Rothstein, counselors at law, letter dated July 18, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier.
1194 Evans, Robert V., vice president, CBS, letter dated July 3, 1975, to
Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier, chairman, Subcommittee on Courts,
689 Feist, Leonard, National Music Publishers' Association, Inc., letter dated October 3, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier..
1651 Finn, James B., Ph. D., senior vice president, research and develop
ment, the C. V. Mosby Co., letter dated August 8, 1975, to Dr.
265 General license agreement, restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, and similar establishments..
385 Harris, James A., president, National Education Association, prepared statement.
274 Hightower, John B., chairman, Advocate for the Arts/Association Councils for the Arts, prepared statement.
263 Ivy, Emma G., R.N., Wrangell General Hospital, Wrangell, Alaska, letter dated July 22, 1975, to Hon. Don Young-.
215 Keaney, Kevin J., general counsel, Federal Librarians Association, prepared statement..
262 King, Frank Peewee, composer, prepared statementKorman, Bernard, general counsel, American Society of Composers,
Authors, and Publishers, letter' dated August 6, 1975, to Hon.
383 Lindow, Lester W., executive director, Association of Maximum Service Telecasters, prepared statement..
845 Lorenz, John G., Acting Librarian of Congress, letter dated August
26, 1975, to Hon. Peter W. Rodino, Jr., chairman, House Com-
174 McCloskey, Robert J., Assistant Secretary for Congressional Rela
tions, Department of State, letter dated May 7, 1975, to Hon. Peter
172 McKenna, Frank, executive director, Special Libraries Association, prepared statement.-
209 Marke, Julius J., American Association of Law Libraries, prepared statement.
Marshall, Nancy H., director, Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Service,
Madison, Wis., letter dated May 6, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Page
261 Mercer, Johnny, composer, prepared statement
381 Mergenthaler Linotype Co., prepared statement
1054 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.
825, 1385 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.
883 Parker, Michael, director, Typographical Development Mergenthaler
Linotype Co., letter dated July 28, 1975, to Hon. Robert W.
1041 Passano, William M., chairman of the board, Williams & Wilkins Co., prepared statement
260 Rayin, Mona (R.N.), instructor coordinator of R.N. Programs and Outreach, letter dated August 12, 1975, to Hon. Don Young-
214 “Registration of Original Typeface Designs: Extension of Comment Period,” vol., No. 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. Kastenmeier..
1008 Ruck, Don V., vice president, National Hockey League, prepared
813 Schrader, Dorothy M., General Counsel, Copyright Office, prepared statement.
1015 Stevens, Hon. Ted, a U.S. Senator From the State of Alaska, letter dated October 8, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier.
1659 Steuermann, Clara, president, Music Library Association, prepared statement
207 "The Great American Rip-Off," by Mike Terranova, a pamphlet
published by the Independent Record and Tape Association of
1265 Times Mirror, prepared statement.
852 "Typeface Design Protection,” statement of position of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.-
1226 Valenti, Jack, president, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., letters to Hon. Robert W. KastenmeierSeptember 10, 1975.
1724 November 7, 1975..
1736 Vanantwerpen, F. J., president, Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, prepared statement.
369 Wally, Alan I., president, Record and Tape Association of America, letter dated July 22, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier--
1263 Warren, Albert, chairman, Copyright Committee, Independent Newsletter Association, prepared statement
367 Wigron, Harold E., National Education Associations
276 Woodriff, Dr. Ray, Department of Chemistry, Montana State University, prepared statement
265 Young, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress From the State of
Alaska, letter dated October 2, 1975, to Hon. Robert W.
Appendix 1.- Teleprompter Corp. memorandum on Constitutionality of Proposed Copyright Legislation (H.R. 2223)-
1917 Appendix 2.–18 briefing papers submitted by the Copyright Office 2051 Appendix 3.- Report of Working Group of Conference on Resolution of Copyright Issues (dealing with library photocopying)
2092 Appendix 4.-Miscellaneous communications.
COPYRIGHT LAW REVISION
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1975
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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. KASTENMEIER. 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. 5345, 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. 4965, 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.
H.R. 2223, H.R. 5345, and H.R. 4965 will be placed in the record
Article I, section 8 of the Federal Constitution empowers Congress
The purpose of the pending legislation is, in short, to bring up to
The subcommittee is pleased, this morning, to open the hearings by
[H.R. 2223, H.R. 5345, and H.R. 4965 are as follows:]
H. R. 2223
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JANUARY 28, 1975
mittee on the Judiciary
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
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