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COPYRIGHT OFFICE.

BULLETIN NO. 3.

COPYRIGHT ENACTMENTS.

1983-1900,

COMPRISING THE COPYRIGHT RESOLUTION OF THE COLONIAL CONGRESS, 1783;
THE COPYRIGHT LAWS OF THE ORIGINAL STATES, 1783-1786; THE
CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION CONCERNING COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION,
AND THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COPYRIGHT Laws ENACTED
BY CONGRESS FROM 1790 to 1900; TOGETHER WITH
THE PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS REGARDING

INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT.

COMPILED BY

THORVALD SOLBERG,

REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,

1900.

LIBRARY OF THE LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY,

a. 46207

SEP 28 1900

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS,

Washington, May 9, 1900. Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a compilation embodying the enactments relating to copyright from 1783 to 1900.

This compilation has been made by the Register of Copyrights in response to inquiries which can not now be answered without inconvenience and undue expense. His letter of explanation I append.

He recommends that it be put into print as Bulletin No. 3 of the Copyright Office.

A publication embodying the copyright law in force July, 1899, formed Bulletin No. 1, issued from that office, and was printed by order of Congress.

I approve the recommendation of the Register, and transmit the material for the consideration of Congress in accordance therewith, suggesting an edition of 5,000 for distribution from the Copyright Office. Very respectfully,

HERBERT PUTNAM,

Librarian of Congress. The PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS,

COPYRIGHT OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., May 7, 1900. SIR: I herewith transmit for printing a compilation of all the official United States enactments relating to copyright. This has been made in response to frequent expressions of the desirability of obtaining all the copyright laws in convenient form; and to make the compilation as complete as possible, there have been included the copyright acts of the original States, all public and private acts of Congress relating to copyright, and the Presidential proclamations putting in force the international copyright relations entered into by the Department of State, under the provisions of the act of March 3, 1891.

It has seemed desirable, in this edition, to print only the texts of the various documents, arranged in an orderly way, unencumbered with notes or other annotations. Respectfully,

THORVALD SOLBERG,

Register of Copyrights. HERBERT PUTNAM, Esq.,

Librarian of Congress.

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