To Provide for Recordings in Coin-operated Machines at a Fixed Royalty Rate: Hearing Before Subcommittee No. 3 of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Eighty-second Congress, First[-second] Session, on H.R. 5473, a Bill to Amend Section 1 of Title 17 of the United States Code to Make the Public Reproduction Or Rendition of a Musical Composition by Or Upon a Coin-operated Machine a Public Performance for Profit when a Fee is Not Charged for Admission to the Place where Such Reproduction Or Rendition Occurs, and for Other Purposes. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off, 1. daļa
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19. lappuse - Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help...
75. lappuse - To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for limited times, to authors and inventors the exclusive rights to their respective writings and discoveries; 9 To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; 10.
76. lappuse - If the rights under the copyright are infringed only by a performance where money is taken at the door, they are very imperfectly protected. Performances not different in kind from those of the defendants could be given that might compete with and even destroy the success of the monopoly that the law intends the plaintiffs to have. It is enough to say that there is no need to construe the statute so narrowly. The defendants' performances are not elemosynary.
80. lappuse - Not primarily for the benefit of the author, 'but primarily for the benefit of the public, such rights are given. Not that any particular class of citizens, however worthy, may benefit, but because the policy is believed to be for the benefit of the great body of people, in that it will stimulate writing and invention to give some bonus to authors and inventors.
80. lappuse - Court has held that such rights as he has are purely statutory rights, but upon the ground that the welfare of the public will be served and progress of science and useful arts will be promoted by securing to authors for limited periods the exclusive rights to their writings.
1. lappuse - The reproduction or rendition of a musical composition by or upon coin-operated machines shall not be deemed a public performance for profit unless a fee is charged for admission to the place where such reproduction or rendition occurs.
56. lappuse - And as a condition of extending the copyright control to such mechanical reproductions, that whenever the owner of a musical copyright has used or permitted or knowingly acquiesced in the use of the copyrighted work upon the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work...
78. lappuse - The exception regarding the public performance of a musical composition upon coin-operated machines in a place where an admission fee is not charged is understood to be satisfactory to the composers and proprietors of musical copyrights. A representative of one of the largest musical publishing houses in the country stated that the publisher finds the so-called 'penny parlor' of first assistance as an advertising medium.
76. lappuse - It is enough to say that there is no need to construe the statute so narrowly. The defendants' performances are not eleemosynary. They are part of a total for which the public pays, and the fact that the price of the whole is attributed to a particular item which those present are expected to order is not important. It is true that the music is not the sole object, but neither is the food, which probably could be got cheaper elsewhere. The object is...