Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 40 Part 2.djvu/455

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1784 PROCLAJIATIONS, 1918. wgth his proper Local Board or as provided in the regulations for other a sentees. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be aflixed. _ DONE in the District of Columbia this 20th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen and [san.] of the independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and forty-second. ‘ Woomzow WESON By the President: Ronmrr LANSING Secretary of Sta,tc. ¤¤v24· 1918- Br rm; Pnmsmnirr or rim Um·rm> Suras or Aimmca. A PROCLAMATION. Gvp *1 . Whereas it is rovided by the Act of Congress of March 4, 1909,

1ors. entitled "An Adi; to Amend and Consolidate the Acts Respecting

Copyright", that the jilrovisions of said Act, “so far as they secure copyrig t controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall include only compositions lpublished and copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shal not include the works of a forei author or composer unless the foreigp state or nation of which suclinauthor or composer is a citizen or su ject grants, either lgy treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United tates similar rights": V¤!- ¥’·5·P· W'- And Whereas it is further provided that the copyright secured by the Act shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain conditions set forth in section 8 of said Act, to wit: (a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the United States at the time of the first ublication of his work; or (b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or proprietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens o the United States the eniit of copy- right on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copy- right protection substantially equal to the protection secured to such 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 reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States may, at its pleasure, become a party t ereto: And, Whereas it is also provided b said section that "The existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaidy shall be determined by the President of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time as the pvirpplsles of this Act may require": And ereas satisfactory oihcial assurance has been given that in Erance the law now (permits to citizens of the United States similar riglléts to those accor ed in section I (e) of the Act of March 4, 1909: hg¤c;¤¢i;gg3g¤¤;¤_; ow, Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States mecmuicqi m Mies; of America, do declare and proclaim that one of the alternative con- ”P’°““°“°“· ditions speeiiied in section 8 (b) of the Act of March 4, 1909, now exists and IS fulfilled in respect to citizens of France, and that the citizens of that country are entitled to all the benefits of section I (e) of the said Act, including "copyright controlling the arts of instruments serving to repro uce mechanically the musical)work" in the case of all musical compositions by French composers pub-