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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE ACTS OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 3, 1891
LIST OF COPYRIGHT RENEWALS
LIST OF NOTICES OF USER
NEW SERIES, VOLUME 6
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
The act of March 4, 1909, going into effect July 1, 1909, provides that the Catalogue of Copyright Entries "shall be admitted in any court as prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein as regards any copyright registration."
HE Catalogue of Copyright Entries is published in four parts. Part 3, containing the entries for musical compositions and dramatico-musical compositions, is issued monthly. The entries are arranged alphabetically by titles, with the exception of classical music, collections having general titles, such as "Fünf studien," "12 etudes élémentaires," etc., and music the title of which is the name of a class without differentiating words (e. g., "Waltz,” “Étude,” etc.), which are arranged under the name of the composer instead of the title.
Piano music is understood to be for two hands unless otherwise stated. Songs are understood to be with piano accompaniment unless otherwise stated. Titles reading "Words by," "Music by," are to be understood as songs.
Under the act of March 4, 1909, the preliminary entry of titles has been abrogated and registration follows deposit of copies with an application for entry in the Copyright Office.
To save space in the Catalogue the Copyright notice after each title is abbreviated. The abbreviations used in this part are as follows: "E," Class E, Musical compositions; "D," Class D, Dramatico-musical compositions; "" implies copyright registration of a published composition, followed by date of publication; " 1 c." stands for copyright of an unpublished work, followed by date of receipt in the Copyright Office of the printed or manuscript copy, and "2 c." for 2 copies, followed by the date of their receipt. In case of contributions to periodicals only one copy of the issue or issues containing such contribution is required.
A list of the copyright renewals and extensions made for musical compositions under section 24 of the act of March 4, 1909, will be found at the end of this issue, immediately following the text.
A list of the musical compositions and dramatico-musical compositions used or licensed to be used for the manufacture of parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, recorded under section 1 (e) of the act of March 4, 1909, will be found just prior to the index.
Each issue has an index to composers. The December number, completing the volume, will have a full annual index to both composers and proprietors. The subscription price for Part 3, which must be for the complete calendar year, is $1.00 for the year 1911, payable in advance to the Superintendent of Documents by postal money order, express order, or New York draft.
THE RETURN TO COPYRIGHT CLAIMANTS OF PRINTED COPYRIGHT MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS.
Sections 59 and 60 of the "Act to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" provides as follows:
SEC. 59. 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 collection 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. 60. 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 December 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 this act: And provided further, That no manuscript of an unpublished work shall be destroyed during its term of copyright without specific notice to the copyright proprietor of record, permitting him to claim and remove it.
In compliance with the above-cited provisions of law.
Notice is hereby given to the author, copyright proprietor, or other lawful claimant of any printed musical composition deposited for copyright registration in the office of the Librarian of Congress during the years 1870 to 1879, inclusive, that any such author, copyright proprietor, or other lawful claimant may send to the Register of Copyrights his full name, the full title of the musical composition, the year in which copyright registration was made, and, if possible, the number under which such musical composition was entered for copyright, with a request for its return. On receipt of such information and request, such musical composition will be returned to the author, copyright proprietor, or other lawful claimant, unless it has been otherwise disposed of according to law.
Application for the return of such musical composition should be made as early as possible during the year 1911. If no such application has been received during said year, such musical composition may be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of section 60 of said act.
FEBRUARY 1, 1911.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WHEREAS it is provided by the Act of Congress of March 4, 1909, entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright," that the benefits of said Act, excepting certain of the benefits under section 1 (e) thereof, as to which special conditions are imposed, shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain conditions set forth in section 8 of said Act, to wit:
(a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the United States at the time of the first publication of his work; or (b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or proprietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright protection substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign author under this Act or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto :
And whereas it is also provided by said section that "The existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the President of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time, as the purposes of this Act may require ";
And whereas the King of Sweden has declared, under authority of law, that from and after June 1, 1911, citizens of the United States shall be entitled to all the benefits conferred by the copyright law of Sweden:
Now, therefore, I, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, President of the United States of America, do declare and proclaim that one of the alternative conditions specified in section 8, of the Act of March 4, 1909, will be fulfilled in respect to the subjects of Sweden on June 1, 1911, and that the subjects of Sweden from and after that date will be entitled to all of the benefits of the said Act except under section 1 (e) thereof controlling the mechanical reproduction of a copyrighted musical work.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this twenty-sixth day
By the President:
P. C. KNOX,