Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 43 Part 2.djvu/635

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1924. 1957 Br rms: Pimsmmrr or rim Uxrrmn Srxrns or Ammuoa ·&2§*L°2*··- A PROCLAMATION Whereas it is provided by the Act of Congress, approved March gi°¤%li1ii£is` 4, 1909, entitled ];An got tpl Amend ind Consepllildatehthe Acts Re- v°'·“”·*‘·‘°"· ‘ secti Co t,"tattecopyrigtsecur yte ctexcet the bellrlrefitspuyrliller Section 1 (e) thereof, as to which special conditions are imposed, shall extend to the work of an author or pro— prietor 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: V°’·”·°· m"- (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 by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or cop ht protection substantiallg equal to the protection secured to sucll-rfgreign author under this ct or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an intemational agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United tates, may, at its pleasure, become a. partlg thereto; AN WHEREAS it is provided by Section 1 (e) of the said Act of Congress, approved March 4, 1909, that the provisions of the Act, "so far as they secure copyright controlling the Klparts of in- — struments serving to reproduce mechanically the music work, shall include onlg compositions published and copyrighted after this Act goes into e ect, and shall not include the works of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement or law, to citizens of the United States similar rights "; AN WHEREAS the President is authorized by Section 8 of the said Act to determine and declare by roclamation made from time to time the existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid, as the purposes of the Act may require; AND WHEREAS satisfactory official assurances have been received that the Governor General in Council of the Union of Soutli Africa has issued a Proclamation which will come into operation on July 1, 1924, by which rights to protection for their works in the Umon of South Africa are granted to citizens of the United States on substantially the same basis as to subjects of the Union of South Africa, includirf rights similar to those provided b§ISection 1 (e) of the Co ct of the United States, a roved arch 4, 1909. BB m mmm NOW REFORE, I, CALVIN (EIOLIDGE, President of suuaiiutiir umm H the United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim §f;§,‘;,·},’,Q,“,;,*,':,,°‘°':,d*};,F That on and after July 1, 1924, one of the alternative conditions ¤¤>¤¤¤¤¤¤¤· specihed in Section 8, and the conditions specified in Section 1 (e) of the Act of March 4, 1909, will exist and will be fulfilled in respect to the subjects of the Union of South Africa, and that from that