Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 27.djvu/1043

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1022 1>nocLAMA*r1oNs. No. 24. of either of the 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, in virtue of said section 13 of the aforesaid act of Longress, a copyright agreement was signed at Washington, on January 15, 1892, in the English and German languages, by the representatives of the United States of America and the German Empire, a true copy of the English version of which agreement is word for word as follows: C°P!’i€** °81‘°° The President of the United States of America, and His Majesty the German Em- '“°“° with °m‘°‘"Y‘ peror, King of Prussia, in the name of the German Empire, being actuated by the desire to extend to their subjects and citizens the full benefit of the legal provisions in force in both countries in regard to copyright, have, to this end, decided to conclude an agreement, and have appointed as their plenipotentiaries: The President of the United States of America, James G. Blaine, Secretary of State of the United States; His Majesty the German Emperor, King of Prussia, Alfons Mumm von Schwarzenstein, His Charge d'Afaires near the Government of the United States of America, who, being duly authorized, have concluded the following agreement, subject to due ratification: Anrrcrn I. Citizens of the United States of America shall enjoy, in the German Empire, the protection of copyright as regards works of literature and art, as well as photographs, against illegal reproduction, on the same basis on which such protection is granted — to subjects of the Empire. Anrrcm: H. The United States Government enggges, in return, that the President of the United States shall, in pursuance of ction 13 of the Act of Congress of March 3, 1891, issue the proclamation therein provided for in re ard to the extension of the rovisions of that Act to German subjects, as soon as tie Secretary of State shall have been officially notified that the present agreement has received the necessary legislative sanction in the German Empire. Anricma HI. This agreement shall be ratified, and the ratiiications shall be exchanged at Washington as soon as possible. The agreement shall g0_ into operation at the eigpiration of three weeks from the date of the exchange of its ratiiications, and sh l be applicable only to works not published at the time when it shall have gone into operation. It shall remain in orce until the expiration of three months from the day on which notice of a desire for the cessation of its etfects shall have been given by one of the contracting parties. Done in du licate, in the English and German languages, at the City of Washington, this ldth day of January, 1892. Jnzuns G. Burns [smh.,] A. v. MUMM. [sean.] And whereas the official notification contemplated by article II of the _ said agreement has been received by this government; n§'g]{j{;g¤Q_f_ gggfg Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States subjects. of America, do declare and proclaim that the nrst of the conditions specified in section 13 of the act of March 3, 1891, is now fuliilled in respect to the subjects of the German Empire. In testimony whcreot, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, the nfteeuth day of April, one [SEAL.] thousand eight. hundred and ninety-two and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixteenth. _ Bmw Hnnnison By the President: ` J mms G, Bniumn Secretary of State.