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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE COMMITTEES ON PATENTS

OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES

ON PENDING BILLS

TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE

ACTS RESPECTING COPYRIGHT

MARCH 26, 27, and 28, 1908

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1908

SIXTIETH CONGRESS

COMMITTEE ON PATENTS OF THE SENATE

REED SMOOT, of Utah, Chairman.
ALFRED B. KITTREDGE, of South Dakota. M. J. FOSTER, of Louisiana.
MOSES E. CLAPP, of Minnesota.

F. B. GARY, of South Carolina.
F. B. BRANDEGEE, of Connecticut.

W. H. MILTON, of Florida.
CHAS. M. MORRIS, Clerk.

COMMITTEE ON PATENTS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FRANK D. CURRIER, of New Hampshire, Chairman. EDWARD H. HINSHAW, of Nebraska. BENJAMIN K. FOCHT, of Pennsylvania. ANDREW J. BARCHFELD, of Pennsylvania. WILLIAM SULZER, of New York. JOHN C. CHANEY, of Indiana.

GEORGE S. LEGARE, of South Carolina. CHARLES MCGAVIN, of Illinois.

Le GAGE PRATT, of New Jersey. E. STEVENS HENRY, of Connecticut. WILLIAM B. WILSON. of Pennsylvania. CHARLES G. WASHBURN, of Massachusetts. EUGENE W. LEAKE, of New Jersey. CHARLES B. LAW, of New York.

EDWARD A. BARNEY, Clerk.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Page.

List of persons present at hearings...

5

Hearing. Thursday morning, March 26, 1908:

Statement by George Haven Putnam..

11

Association of the bar of the city of New York; recommendations of com-

mittee on copyright....

Statements by-

Harry P. Mawson..

21

Ligon Johnson.

23

Joseph I. C. Clarke..

36

Hearing, Thursday evening, March 26, 1908:

Statements by-

Joseph I. C. Clarke...

39

Henry J. Frohnhoefer.

41

Nathan Burkan.

44

Albert H. Walker.

45

B. F. Wood..

48

W. B. Hale...

52

George Haven Putnam..

53

Robert Underwood Johnson.

54

James L. Feeney.

66

George W. Ogilvie...

68

George Haven Putnam.

73

W. B. Hale...

76

George W. Ogilvie...

78

Hearing, Friday morning, March 27, 1908:

Statements by-

Robert Underwood Johnson...

79

The copyright bills in comparison and compromise, prepared by R. R.

Bowker, vice-president American Copyright League.

79

Statements by-

George Haven Putnam...

100

W. A. Livingstone....

101

Decision of the Supreme Court in case of American Tobacco Co. v. Werck-

meister...

102

Statements by-

Alfred Lucking...

116

A. Bell Malcomson..

118

William Allen Jenner.

120

Hearing, Friday evening, March 27, 1908:

Statements by-

Edmond E. Wise...

128

George Haven Putnam.

133

C. P. Montgomery.

138

Thomas Nelson Page.

139

William Parker Cutter.

143

Bernard C. Steiner...

144

J.J. Sullivan.

146

Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke

147

Statement of copyright committee of American Newspaper Publishers'

Association...

150

Misfit notice of copyright.

151

Misfit penalties.

152

Misfit prosecution provisions.

155

Suggestions of amendment..

156

Pirie MacDonald....

159

Decision in case of Oliver Ditson Co. v. Littleton et al.

162

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