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3 Feb., 1831, ch.
Limitation of time of action.
may be printed construed to prohibit the printing, publishor imported.
ing, importation, or sale of any book, map, 16, € 8, v. 14, p. 438. chart, dramatic or musical composition, print,
cut, engraving, or photograph, written, composed, or made by any person not a citizen of the United States nor resident therein.
104. No action shall be maintained in any
case of forfeiture or penalty under the copy3 Feb., 1831, ch. 10, è 13, v. 4, p. 439. right laws unless the same is commenced
within two years after the cause of action
has arisen. Pleading. 105. In all actions arising under the laws 3 Feb, 1831, ch. respecting copyrights the defendant may 16, 210, v. 4, p. 438.
plead the general issue, and give the special
matter in evidence. Actions cogniza- 106. All actions, suits, controversies, and ble by circuit
cases arising under the copyright laws of the 15 Feb., 1819, United States shall be originally cognizable, ch. 19, 81, v. 3, P.
as well in equity as at law, whether civil or 5 McLean, 38,
penal in their nature, by the circuit courts 2 Wood. & Min., of the United States, or any district court 17 110w, 4:42. having the jurisdiction of a circuit court, or 4 Duer, 382.
in the supreme court of the District of Columbia, or any Territory. And the court shall have power, upon bill in equity filed by any party aggrieved, to grant injunctions to prevent the violation of any right secured by said laws, according to the course and principles of courts of equity, on such terms
as the court may deem reasonable. Appeals to Su- 107. A writ of error or appeal to the Su
Court, United States. preme Court of the United States shall lie
16, & 12, V. 4, pp.
books, &c., to
from all judgments and decrees of any court, 18 Feh., 1861,
ch. 37, 21, v. 12, p. in any action, suit, controversy, or case touch- 130. ing copyrights, in the same manner and under the same circumstances as in other judgments and decrees of such courts, without regard to the sum or value in controversy.
108. In all recoveries under the copyright Full cost to be laws, either for damages, forfeitures, or pen- 3 Feb., 1831, ch. alties, full costs shall be allowed thereon.
109. All books, maps, charts, and other Transfer of publications, of every nature whatever, here- Library of Contofore deposited in the Department of the Interior, according to the laws regulating copyrights, together with all the records of said department, and all records concerning the same which were removed by the Department of the Interior from the Department of State, shall be removed to and be under the control of the Librarian of Congress, who is hereby charged with all the duties pertaining to copyrights required by law.
110. The clerk of each of the district courts of the United States shall transmit forthwith to the Librarian of Congress all books, maps, prints, photograp[h]s, music, and other publications, of every nature whatever, deposited in the said clerk's office, and not heretofore sent to the Department of the Interior, at Washington, together with all records of copyright in his possession, including the
titles so recorded, and the dates of record: Provided, That where there are duplicate copies of legal, scientific, or mechanical works, one copy of each may be deposited in the library of the Patent Office, for which a receipt shall be given by the Commissioner of Patents to the Librarian of Congress.
VI. Repealing Clause and Schedule.
111. Repeal and its effect.
111. The acts and parts of acts set forth in the schedule of acts cited, hereto annexed, are hereby repealed, without reviving any acts or parts of acts repealed by any of said acts, or by any clause or provisions therein: Provided, however, That the repeal hereby enacted, shall not affect, impair, or take away any right existing under any of said laws; but all actions and causes of action, both in law and in equity, which have arisen under any of said laws, may be commenced and prosecuted, and, if already commenced, may be prosecuted to final judgment and execution in the same manner as though this act had not been passed, excepting that the remedial provisions of this act shall be applicable to all suits and proceedings hereafter commenced: And provided also, That all applications for patents pending at the time of the passage of this act, in cases where the duty has been paid, shall be proceeded with and acted on in the same manner as though filed after the passage thereof: And provided further, That all offenses which are defined and punishable under any of said acts, and all penalties and forfeitures created thereby and incurred before this act takes effect, may be prosecuted, sued for, and recovered, and such offenses punished, according to the provisions of said acts, which are continued in force for such purpose.
Schedule of statutes cited and repealed, as printed
in the Statutes at Large, including such portions only of the appropriation bills referred to as are applicable to the Patent Office.
Act of July 4, 1836, chapter 357, volume 5, page 117.
Act of March 3, 1837, chapter 45, volume 5, page 191.
Act of March 3, 1839, chapter 88, volume 5, page 353.
Act of August 29, 1842, chapter 263, volume 5, page 543. Act of August 6, 1846, chapter 90, volpage
59. Act of May 27, 1848, chapter 47, volume 9, page 231.
Act of March 3, 1849, chapter 108, volume 9, page 395.
Act of March 3, 1851, chapter 32, volume 9, page 617.
Act of August 30, 1852, chapter 107, volume 10, page 75.
Act of August 31, 1852, chapter 108, volume 10, page 76.
Act of March 3, 1853, chapter 97, volume 10, page 209.
Act of April 22, 1854, chapter 52, volume 10, page 276.
Act of March 3, 1855, chapter 175, volume 10, page 643.
Act of August 18, 1856, chapter 129, volume 11, page 81.
Act of March 3, 1859, chapter 80, volume 11, page 410.
Act of February 18, 1861, chapter 37, volume 12, page 130.
Act of March 2, 1861, chapter 88, volume 12, page 246.
Act of March 3, 1863, chapter 102, volume 12, page 796.
Act of June 25, 1864, chapter 159, volume 13, page 194.
Act of March 3, 1865, chapter 112, volume 13, page 533.
Act of June 27, 1866, chapter 143, volume 14, page 76.
Act of March 29, 1867, chapter 17, volume 15, page 10.
Act of July 20, 1868, chapter 177, volume 15, page 119.