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58 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN-COPYRIGHT EXTENSION-MAR . 10, 1944 are British nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of the British territories named in the list an- nexed to Your Excellency's note and (2) authors and copyright pro- prietors who are citizens of Palestine (excluding Trans-Jordan), whose works are eligible to copyright in the United States of America. You add that with a view to assuring the Government of the United States of America of reciprocal protection for authors and copyright proprietors of the United States of America, His Majesty the King has made an Order in Council, the text of which accompanies your note under acknowledgment, which will come into effect from the date on which the President of the United States of America shall pro- claim, in accordance with the Act of September 25,1941 that by reason of the existing emergency British nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of the British territories named in the said list and citizens of Palestine (excluding Trans- Jordan) who are authors or copyright proprietors of works first pro- duced or published outside the United States of America and which are subject to copyright, ad interim copyright or renewal of copyright under the laws of the United States of America, are at present and since September 3, 1939 have been temporarily unable to comply with the conditions and formalities prescribed with respect to such works by the copyright laws of the United States of America. You further state that His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are prepared, if this proposal should be accepted by the Government of the United States of America, to regard the note under acknowledgment and this Government's reply thereto to that effect as constituting an agreement between the two Governments which shall take effect this day. I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that, with a view to giving effect to the commitment proposed in the note under acknowl- edgment, the President has issued today a proclamation, a copy of which is annexed hereto, declaring and proclaiming pursuant to the provisions of the aforesaid Act of September 25, 1941 on the basis of the assurances set forth in Your Excellency's note and the Order in Council annexed thereto, that as regards (1) works subject to copy- right under the laws of the United States of America, including works eligible to ad interim copyright, which were first produced or pub- lished outside the United States of America on or after September 3, 1939 by British nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of the British territories named in the aforesaid list, and by the citizens of Palestine (excluding Trans-Jor- dan); and (2) works of the same authors or copyright proprietors which were entitled to renewal of copyright on or after September 3, 1939, there existed and continues to exist such disruption or suspension of facilities essential to compliance with the conditions and formal- ities prescribed with respect to such works by the copyright laws of the United States of America as to bring such works within the terms of the said Act of September 25, 1941 and that accordingly the time 1247 1-. S. concurrence. .Antl, 1,. 1129. 5., Stat. 732 . 17 U. . C.. Supp. III, 8.