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HEARINGS

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HELD BEFORE

THE COMMITTEE ON PATENTS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 10434

A BILL TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE ACTS RESPECTING
COPYRIGHT, AND TO PERMIT THE UNITED STATES TO

ENTER THE INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT UNION

COMMITTEE ON PATENTS

SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

ALBERT H. VESTAL, Indiana, Chairman
RANDOLPH PERKINS, New Jersey. FRITZ'G. LANHAM, Texas.
CLARENCE J. MCLEOD, Michigan. WILLIAM C. HAMMER, North Carolina.
CHARLES J. ESTERLY, Pennsylvania. SOL BLOOM, New York.
GODFREY G. GOODWIN, Minnesota. JAMES B. REED, Arkansas.
HENRY L. BOWLES, Massachusetts. MELL G. UNDERWOOD, Ohio.
FLORIAN LAMPERT, Wisconsin.

THOMAS S. MCMILLAN, South Carolina.
KNUD WEFALD, Minnesota.

MARY E. NULLE, Clerk

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COPYRIGHT

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COMMITTEE ON PATENTS,

Thursday, April 15, 1926.
The committee met at 10 o'clock a. m., Hon. Albert H. Vestal,
(chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. If there is no
objection, we will proceed with the hearings on H. R. 10434.

(The bill under consideration reads as follows:)

[H. R. 10434, Sixty-ninth Congress, first session)
A BILL To amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright and to permit the

United States to enter the International Copyright Union
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That copyright is secured and
granted by this act to authors throughout the United States and its depend-
encies, without compliance with any conditions or formalities whatever,
from and after the creation of their work and for the term hereinafter pro-
vided, in all their writings, published or unpublished, in any medium or
form or by any method through which the thought of the author may be ex-
pressed, and such copyright includes the exclusive right:

To copy, print, reprint, publish, produce, reproduce, perform, render, exhibit,
or transmit the copyright work in any form, by any means, and/or transform
the same in its various forms into any other form, and to vend or otherwise
dispose of such work, and shall further include the exclusive rights-

(a) To translate said work into other languages or dialects, or to make
any other version thereof;

(b) To make, copy, and vend any phonographic record or any perforated
roll or other contrivance by means of which, in whole or in part, said work
may be mechanically reproduced ;

(c) To dramatize or make a motion picture of said work if it be a non-
dramatic work; or to convert said work into a nondramatic or dramatic
work expressed in words or physical action if it be a dramatic work in the
form of a motion picture; or into a novel or motion picture if it be a drama
expressed in words or physical action;

(d) To arrange or adapt said work if it be a musical work ;
(e) To complete, execute, and finish said work;

(f) To deliver or authorize the delivery of said work in public if it be a
lecture, sermon, or address prepared for oral delivery ;

(g) To communicate said work to the public by radio broadcasting, tele-
phoning, telegraphing, or by any other methods or means for transmitting
sounds, words, images, or pictures;

(h) To perform, represent, or exhibit said work publicly in whole or in part
if it be a dramatic or dramatico-musical work, in any manner or by any
method whatsoever, and if such work is unpublished, to vend any manuscript
or record thereof or otherwise dispose of the same; to make or to procure the
making of any transcription, roll, or record thereof, in whole or in part, or any
other contrivance by or from which it may in any manner or by any method or
means be communicated, exhibited, performed, represented, produced, or repro-
duced; and to communicate, exhibit, perform, represent, produce, or reproduce
it in any manner or by any means or method whatsoever;

(i) To perform said work publicly, if it be a musical composition; and to
make any arrangement or setting of it or of the melody of it in any system of

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