THE Catalogue of Copyright Entries is published in four parts. Part 1,
Group 2, issued monthly, contains mainly titles of pamphlets, leaflets,
and literary contributions to periodicals, and all other productions registered
under the legal designation “book" not found in Group 1 (issued several
times a week), including also, however, preliminary reports of court deci-
sions, local directories, herd books, and other annuals, etc. The entries are
arranged alphabetically by authors, or, if anonymous, by title. An aster-
isk (*) after the author's name indicates that the author and copyright
proprietor are the same. When the author and copyright proprietor are
different, a separate statement is made at the end of the title, giving the
proprietor and his address.
Group 2 also contains, in four separate alphabets, the titles of the entries
made in Class “C, Lectures, sermons, addresses, prepared for oral delivery,
which are arranged alphabetically by author; Class “D,” Dramatic composi-
tions, arranged alphabetically by title; Class “F,” Maps, arranged alpha-
betically by the subject word of each title; Class “L,” Motion-picture
photoplays, and Class “M,” Motion pictures other than photoplays; arranged
alphabetically by title.
Under the act of March 4, 1909, in effect from July 1, 1909, the preliminary
entry of titles has been abrogated and registration follows deposit of copies
with an application for entry in the Copyright Office.
To save space in the Catalogue, the copyright notice after each title is ab-
breviated. The abbreviations used in this part are as follows: "A," Class A,
Books; “A-Foreign,” Foreign books in foreign languages; “C” Class C,
Lectures, sermons, addresses, prepared for oral delivery; “D,” Class D, Dra-
matic compositions; "F,” Class F, Maps; “L,” Class L, Motion-picture photo-
plays; and “M,” Class M, Motion pictures other than photoplays. ©
implies copyright registration of a published work, followed by date of pub-
lication; “© 1 c.” stands for copyright of an unpublished work, followed by
date of receipt in the Copyright Office of the printed or manuscript copy;
and “ 2 c.” for two copies, followed by date of their receipt. In the case of
contributions to periodicals only one copy of the issue or issues containing
such contribution is required. “A ad int.” implies ad interim copyright
registration under the law of March 4, 1909, of a book published abroad in the
English language, for which the deposit of only one copy is required.
A list of the books of which the subsisting copyright has been renewed and
extended under section 24 of the act of March 4, 1909, will be found in Part 1,
The annual index contains the names of all copyright proprietors, the
names of authors of pamphlets, the titles of anonymous pamphlets, and the
names of authors and titles of dramatic compositions, the titles of all motion
pictures, and the subject words of all maps.
The annual subscription price for the Catalogue of Copyright Entries
(received only for the calendar year) for Part 1, Groups 1 and 2, is $1.00
for 1924, payable in advance of the Superintendent of Documents, Washing-
ton, D. Ć., by postal money order, express order, or New York draft.
The act of March 4, 1909, provides that the Catalogue of Copyright Entries
“shall be admitted in any court as prima facie evidence of the facts stated
therein as regards any copyright registration."