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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 248—OCT. 31, 1951

United States, and shall be operative throughout the United States and be enforceable by proceedings in contempt or otherwise by any other court or judge possessing jurisdiction of the defendants.". SEC. 17. Section 114 of Title 17, United States Code, is amended by striking out the reference "110 of this title", appearing in such section, and in lieu thereof inserting "1338 of Title 28", so wiat such section 114 will read as follows: "§ 114. Review of orders, j u d g m e n t s, or decrees "The orders, judgments, or decrees of any court mentioned in section 1338 of Title 28 arising under the copyright laws of the United States may be reviewed on appeal in the manner and to the extent now provided by law for the review of cases determined in said courts, respectively.". SEC. 17a. The analysis of chapter 2 of Title 17, United States Code, immediately preceding section 101 of such title, is amended by striking out the following five items: "101. (f) Rules of procedure. "102. Jurisdiction of courts in enforcing remedies. "103. Joinder of proceedings for different remedies. "110. Jurisdiction of actions under laws. "111. District in which actions may be brought." SEC. 17b. Section 2 of Title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

" § 2. Principals " (a) Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal. " (b) Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him or another would be an offense against the United States, is punishable as a principal." SEC. 18. The analysis of Chapter 23 of Title 18, United States Code, entitled "Crimes and Criminal Procedure", immediately preceding section 431 of such title, is amended by striking out the item "431. Contracts by Members of Congress; exceptions., and in lieu thereof inserting "431. Contracts by Member of Congress.". SEC. 19. The catchline to section 431 of Title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking out "; exceptions", so that such catchline will read as follows: "§ 431. Contracts by Member of Congress". SEC. 20. (a) Section 443 of Title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "§ 443. W a r contracts "Whoever willfully secretes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys— " (a) any records of a war contractor relating to the negotiation, award, performance, payment, interim financing, cancellation or other termination, or settlement of a war contract of $25,000 or more; or "(b) any records of a war contractor or purchaser relating to any disposition of termination inventory in which the consideration received by any war contractor or any government agency is $5,000 or more, before the lapse of (1) five years after such disposition of termination inventory by such war contractor or government agency, or (2) five years after the final settlement of such war contract, or (3) five years after 12 o'clock noon of December 31, 1946, whichever applicable period is longer, shall, if a corporation, be fined not more than $60,000, and, if a natural person, be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or bodi.

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