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PROOLAMAT10Ns, 1927. 2635 Acts Respecting Copyright", that the copyright securedby the lAct except the benefits under Section 1 (e) thereof as to which special con `tions are imposed, shall extend to the work or an author or proprietor whois a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, vol 35. um only upon certain conditions set forth in Section 8 of the 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 bg treaty,.conventi0n, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United tates the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright protection substantially equal to the protection secured to suc 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 reciprocityjin the granting of copyright, y the terms of which agreement the p nited tates may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto: V ‘ r · AND WHEREAS it is provided by Section 1 (e) ofthe said Act of Congress, approved March 4, 1909, that the provisions of the Act "so far as they secure copyright controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce msc anically the musicalwork, shall include onlycomgositions published and after this Act goes into effect, an shall not-include the wo s or a foreign author or composer unless the foreign stateor nation of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treuatly, convention, agreement or law, to citizens of the United States s' ' ar rights"; · · AND WHEREAS the President is authorized by the said Section 8 to determine lg proclamation made from time to time the existence of the reciproc conditions aforesaid, as the purposes of the Act may- require; » ‘ . AND WHEREAS satisfactory ofhcial assurances have been *°“°¤ ”>’ P°”?¤°·, received that on and after February 16, 1927, citizens of the United States shallbe entitled to obtain copyright for their works in Poland which is substantially equal to the protection adorded by the copy- right laws of the~United States, including rights similar to those provided by Section 1 (e) of the Copyright Actof the United applxoved March 4, 1909. - · ‘ v ·» . » OW, THEREFORE, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the mums extended no United States of America, do declare and proclaim _ s · 4 .$,{Z,‘§,'{,',,,,°' ,,,1;§§§,,‘}§,i · That on and after February 16, 1927, the conditions s ecified in m${,*,*§**3,,'g;{°;},‘;$*{*,g’;g; Sections·8 (b) and 1 (e) of the Act of March 4, 1909, exist and ' be fulfillediin respect to the citizens of Poland and that on and after February 16,* 1927, citizens or Poland shall be entitled to all the benefits of the Act of March 4, 1909, including Section 1 (e) thereof and the Acts amendatory of the said Act. _ ‘ PROVIDED that the enjoymentby any work of the rights and C¤¤di¤¤¤¤~ benefits conferred bgcthe Act of March 4, 1909, and the Acts amenda- tory thereof, shall conditional upon compliance with the require- ments and founalitiest-prescribed with respect to such works by the wjggght laws of the nited States. · * n . · PROVIDED FURTHER that the provisions of Section 1 (e) of the Act of March 4, 1909, _in so far as they secure copyright, con- trolling! the Erts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically musica wor shall apply only to compositions published after July 1, 1909, and register for copyrght in the United Stateswhioh have not been repro ucsd within the nited States plrior to February 16, 1927, on anycontrivance by means of which t e work may be mechanically performed. ·