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Affidavits and letters concerning licensing of copyrighted products to
"Cable Television Under the 1972 Rules and the Impact of Alternative
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., prepared statement..
Publishers Association, joint statement...
Biemiller, Andrew, director, Legislative Department, AFL-CIO, letter dated July 22, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier. 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...
1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier..
"Copyrightability of Typeface and Type Font Design," statement of
position, Castcraft Industries, Inc..
Coyle, Maurice J., M.D., Department of Radiology, Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska, letter dated July 9, 1975, to Hon. Peter W. Rodino, Jr.
Davis, Hal C., president, American Federation of Musicians, letter
Feist, Leonard, National Music Publishers' Association, Inc., letter
Harris, James A., president, National Education Association, pre-
Hightower, John B., chairman, Advocate for the Arts/Association
Ivy, Emma G., R.N., Wrangell General Hospital, Wrangell, Alaska,
Keaney, Kevin J., general counsel, Federal Librarians Association, prepared statement..
King, Frank Peewee, composer, prepared statement..
Korman, Bernard, general counsel, American Society of Composers,
Lindow, Lester W., executive director, Association of Maximum
Lorenz, John G., Acting Librarian of Congress, letter dated August
Marshall, Nancy H., director, Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Service,
Mathews, Hon. David, Secretary, Department of Health, Education,
Mercer, Johnny, composer, prepared statement.
Nathan, Robert R., president, Robert R. Nathan Associates, Inc.,
Nimmer, Prof. Melville B., professor of law, UCLA School of Law,
Norwood, Frank W., executive secretary, Joint Council on Educational
Parker, Michael, director, Typographical Development Mergenthaler
Passano, William M., chairman of the board, Williams & Wilkins Co.,
Rayin, Mona (R.N.), instructor coordinator of R.N. Programs and
Ringer, Barbara, Register of Copyrights, letter dated June 6, 1975, to
Ruck, Don V., vice president, National Hockey League, prepared statement-
Schrader, Dorothy M., General Counsel, Copyright Office, prepared statement. _ .
Stevens, Hon. Ted, a U.S. Senator From the State of Alaska, letter dated October 8, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier___ Steuermann, Clara, president, Music Library Association, prepared statement
"The Great American Rip-Off," by Mike Terranova, a pamphlet published by the Independent Record and Tape Association of America...
Times Mirror, prepared statement..
"Typeface Design Protection," statement of position of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Valenti, Jack, president, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., letters to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier
September 10, 1975.
November 7, 1975
Vanantwerpen, F. J., president, Council of Engineering and Scientific
Wally, Alan I., president, Record and Tape Association of America, letter dated July 22, 1975, to Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier--Warren, Albert, chairman, Copyright Committee, Independent Newsletter Association, prepared statement..
Wigron, Harold E., National Education Associations..
Woodriff, Dr. Ray, Department of Chemistry, Montana State University, prepared statement...
Young, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress From the State of
Appendix 1.-Teleprompter Corp. memorandum on Constitutionality
Appendix 2.-18 briefing papers submitted by the Copyright Office__
COPYRIGHT LAW REVISION
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1975
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES,
AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
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. KASTEN MEIER. 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
Mr. KASTEN MEIER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com-
For the general revision of the Copyright Law, title 17 of the United States
Code, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
2 United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE I-GENERAL REVISION OF COPYRIGHT LAW
5 is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
7 Chapter 1.—SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT
102. Subject matter of copyright: In general.
103. Subject matters of copyright: Compilations and derivative works.
104. Subject matter of copyright: National origin.
105. Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works.
106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works.
107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.
108. Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives.