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change offices of receipt of foreign mails, in accordance with revised lists of such collectors of customs and postmasters prepared by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster-General, and they shall also be furnished to all parties desiring them at a price to be determined by the Register of Copyrights, not exceeding five dollars per annum for the complete catalogue of copyright entries and not exceeding one dollar per annum for the catalogues issued during the year for any one class of subjects. The consolidated catalogues and indexes shall also be supplied to all persons ordering them at such prices as may be determined to be reasonable, and all subscriptions for the catalogues shall be received by the superintendent of public documents, who shall forward the said publications; and the moneys thus received shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and accounted for under such laws and Treasury regulations as shall be in force at the time.
SEC. 57. That the record books of the Copyright Office, together with the indexes to such record books, and all works deposited and retained in the Copyright Office, shall be open to public inspection at convenient times; and copies may be taken of the copyright entries actually made in such record books, subject to such safeguards and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Register of Copyrights and approved by the Librarian of Congress.
SEC. 58. That of the articles deposited in the Copyright Office under the provisions of the copyright laws of the United States or of this act, the Librarian of Congress shall determine what books and other articles shall be transferred to the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, including the law library, and what other books or articles shall be placed in the reserve collections of the Library of Congress for sale or exchange, or be transferred to other governmental libraries in the District of Columbia for use therein.
SEC. 59. That of any articles undisposed of as above provided, together with all titles and correspondence relating thereto, the Librarian of Congress and the Register of Copyrights jointly shall at suitable intervals determine what of these received during any period of years it is desirable or useful to preserve in the permanent files of the Copyright Office, and, after due notice as hereinafter provided, may within their discretion cause the remaining articles and other things to be destroyed : Provided, That there shall be printed in the Catalogue of Copyright Entries from February to November, inclusive, a statement of the years of receipt of such articles and a notice to permit any author, copyright proprietor, or other lawful claimant to claim and remove before the expiration of the month of November of that year anything found which relates to any of his productions deposited or registered for copyright within the period of years stated, not reserved or disposed of as provided for in sections fifty-eight and fifty-nine of this act: And provided further, That no manuscript of an unpublished work shall be destroyed during the term of its copyright without specific notice to the author, copyright proprietor, or other lawful claimant, permitting him to claim and remove it.
Sec. 60. That the Register of Copyrights shall receive and the persons to whom the services designated are rendered shall pay the following fees: For the registration of any work subject to copyright deposited under the provisions of this act, every dollar, which sum is to include a certificate under seal. For every additional certificate under seal of registration made, fifty cents. For recording and certifying any instrument of writing for the assignment of copyright, or for any copy of an assignment, duly certified, if not over three hundred words in length, one dollar; if more than three hundred and less than one thousand words in length, two dollars; if more than one thousand words in length, one dollar for each one thousand words and fraction thereof over three hundred words. For comparing any copy of an assignment with the record of such document in the Copyright Office and certifying the same under seal, one dollar. For recording the transfer of the proprietorship of copyrighted articles, ten cents for each title of a book or other article in addition to the fee prescribed for recording the instrument of assignment. For any requested search of Copyright Office records, indexes, or deposits, fifty cents for each full hour of time consumed in making such search. For the personal inspection of copyright record books, indexes, applications, or any article deposited, including the copying of an entry actually made in any such record book, ten cents in the case of each book or other article: Provided, That for such inspection or copying, or both, if made by or on behalf of any person party to a copyright suit already begun or if the inspection and use of a book or other deposited article is made in the reading room of the Library of Congress, or in any division of the Library to which the said article would naturally pertain, no charge shall be made: Provided further, That only one registration at one fee shall be required in the case of several volumes of the same book or periodical deposited at the same time or of a numbered series of any work specified in subsections (h), (j), (k), and (1) of section five of this act, where such series represents the same subject with variances only in pose or composition and the items composing it are deposited at the same time under one title with a view to a single registration.
Sec. 61. That in the interpretation and construction of this act the words “ United States " shall be construed to mean the United States and its territorial possessions, and to include and embrace all territory which is now or may hereafter be under the jurisdiction and control of the United States.
SEC. 62. That in the interpretation and construction of this act words importing the singular number shall be held to include the plural, and vice versa, except where such construction would be unreasonable, and words importing the masculine gender shall be held to include all genders, except where such construction would be absurd or unreasonable.
SEC. 63. That in the interpretation and construction of this act the date of publication ” shall in the case of a work of which copies are reproduced for sale or distribution be held to be the earliest date when copies of the first authorized edition were sold or placed on sale; and the word "author" shall include an employer in the case of works made for hire.
SEC. 64. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, save and except section forty-nine hundred and sixty-six of the Revised Statutes, the provisions of which are hereby confirmed and continued in force, anything to the contrary in this act notwithstanding.
LIST OF PERSONS PRESENT AT THE HEARINGS BEFORE THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON PATENTS DECEMBER 7-11, 1906, ON THE COPYRIGHT BILL.
Senators Kittredge, Clapp, Foster, Latimer, Mallory, Smoot.
Representatives Currier, Barchfeld, Bonynge, Campbell, Chaney, Gill, Hinshaw, Legare, McGavin, Webb.
Other Representatives present: Hon. Charles E. Littlefield, Hon. James B. Perkins, Hon. George A. Loud, Hon. David J. Foster.
Herbert Putnam, librarian of Congress.
Byron S. Adams, Washington, D. C.
William W. Appleton, president American Publishers' Copyright League.
Charles B. Bayly, secretary Music Publishers' Association of the United States.
W. V. R. Berry, representing Reginald De Koven, esq.
Arthur E. Bostwick, representing the American Library Association.
J. F. Bowers, president Music Publishers' Association of the United States.
R. R. Bowker, vice-president American (Authors') Copyright League.
Glenn Brown, secretary American Institute of Architects.
Aldis B. Browne, counsel Photographers' Copyright League of America.
Joseph Buffington, district judge third circuit, western district Pennsylvania.
Nathan Burkan, counsel Music Publishers' Association of the United States.
Charles S. Burton, representing manufacturers of automatic musical instruments and perforated-roll controllers.
George L. Canfield, counsel Print Publishers Association of America.
Melville Church, Washington, D. C.
Paul H. Cromelin, representing Columbia Phonograph Company,
Benjamin Curtis, secretary Print Publishers' Association of America.
William P. Cutter, librarian, Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass. N. E. Dawson, Washington, D. C.
James W. Dougherty, secretary International Brotherhood of Bookbinders.
Louis M. Duvall, representing American Newspaper Publishers' Association.
Frank L. Dyer.
B. J. Falk, president Photographers’ Copyright League of America.
J. L. Feeney, president Bookbinders' Union.
George W. Furniss, representing Music Publishers' Association of the United States.
Robert Glockling, president International Brotherhood of Bookbinders.
H. W. Gray, music publishers, New York, N. Y. E. G. Grimm, Hamburg, Germany. Rev. Edward Everett Hale, chaplain United States Senate. C. Paul Hamilton, representing Perforated Music Roll Company, of New York, N. Y.
D. C. Harrington, representing International Text-Book Company, of Scranton, Pa.
F. W. Hedgeland, representing the W. W. Kimball Company, of Chicago, Ill.
Victor Herbert, representing composers of music. Jacob Heyl, representing Chase & Baker Company, manufacturers of piano players.
William H. Hollis.
George J. Jackson, representing New York Typographical Union, No. 6.
R. U. Johnson, secretary American (Authors') Copyright League. S. L. Kaufman. Hyland C. Kirk. Eugene De Kleist, president The De Kleist Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company.
Albert Krell, president Auto-Grand Piano Company, of Newcastle, Ind.
William A. Livingstone, president Print Publishers' Association of America.
H. N. Low, representing manufacturers of music rolls.
Alfred Lucking, counsel Association of American Directory Publishers.
Pirie MacDonald, representing Photographers’ Copyright League of America.
Philip McElhone, representing the W. W. Kimball Company, of Chicago, Ill.
W. M. McKinney, representing the Ed. Thompson Company, Northport, L. I.
A. Bell Malcomson, representing McLoughlin Brothers.
Philip Mauro, counsel American Graphophone Company.
James J. Murphy, president New York Typographical Union, No. 6.
Theodore W. Noyes, chairman copyright committee, American Newspaper Publishers Association.
John J. O'Connell, representing manufacturers of automatic piano players.
George W. Ogilvie, book publisher, Chicago, Ill.
George W. Pound, counsel Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.
George Haven Putnam, secretary American Publishers' Copyright League.
R. R. Ray.
R. A. Rodesch, president Rodesch Piano Player Company, Dixon, Ill.
H. J. Schutters.
Abram R. Serven, counsel Music Publishers' Association of the United States.
Bernard C. Steiner, librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Balti
Arthur Steuart, chairman copyright committee, American Bar Association.
J. J. Sullivan, chairman copyright committee, International Typographical Union.
Arthur W. Tams, music publisher, of New York, N. Y.
Ansley Wilcox, representing Consolidated Lithographic Company and other clients interested in poster printing.
Jay Witmark, representing M. Witmark & Sons.
Howard E. Wurlitzer, vice president Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.