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COPYRIGHT

ITS HISTORY AND ITS LAW

BEING A SUMMARY OF THE
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF COPYRIGHT
WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO
THE AMERICAN CODE OF 1909 AND
THE BRITISH ACT OF 1911

BY

RICHARD ROGERS BOWKER


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BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1912

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY R. R. BOWKER

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
FOR ALL COUNTRIES

Published March 1912

Foreword v
Conspectus of Copyright by Countries xi
Contents xv
The Nature and Origin of Copyright 1
The Early History of Copyright 8
The Development of Statutory Copyright in England 24
The History of Copyright in the United States 35
Scope of Copyright: Rights and Extent 42
Subject-Matter of Copyright: What May Be Copyrighted 63
Ownership of Copyright: Who May Secure Copyright 95
Duration of Copyright: Term and Renewal 114
Formalities of Copyright: Publication, Notice, Registration and Deposit 125
American Manufacturing Provisions 153
Dramatic and Musical Copyright, Including Playright 162
Mechanical Music Provisions 202
Artistic Copyright 222
"Infringement of Copyright: Piracy, "Fair Use" and "Unfair Competition" 251
Remedies and Procedure 265
Importation of Copyrighted Works 278
Copyright Office: Methods and Practice 297
International Copyright Conventions and Arrangements 311
International Copyright Movement in America 341
Copyright Throughout the British Empire 373
Copyright in Other Countries 398
Business Relations of Copyright: Author and Publisher 430
The Literature of Copyright 453
Appendixes 463
United States of America: Copyright Provisions 465
British Empire: Copyright Provisions 517
International Copyright Union: Conventions 603
Pan American Union: Conventions 633
Chronological Table of Laws and Cases, English and American 653
Index 677