This draft of the proposed Bill for the amendment and consolidation of the copyright
laws is entitled a "Memorandum Draft" to indicate its tentative nature. It is not submitted
as a complete text. The time allowed (since September first) has been too short to do justice
to so difficult a task. Provisions dealing with many important questions, such as penalties for
infringement, judicial procedure, definitions, and the inclusion of other subjects under copy-
right protection, have had to be left for future consideration. It is hoped, however, that what
is here tentatively submitted may serve as a basis for such discussion as shall aid in the for-
mulation of a more complete and perfect draft.
COPYRIGHT OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D, C.,
Monday, October 23, 1905.