Report on H.R. 6835, Washington D.C. (1894)

Source: National Archives: 53rd Cong., 2d sess., 1894, H.R. Rep. 1191.

Report on H.R. 6835, Washington D.C. (1894), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Report to Accompany H.R. 6835

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A report from the Committee on Patents recommending a Bill H.R. 6835 for extending to 'operatic works' the same protection as for dramatic works, including public performance rights. The recommended Bill also included stiffer penalties for infringement of the copyright in such works.

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  • Sanjek, Russell. American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years. Vol. 2. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

  • Rosen, Zvi. 'The Twilight of the Opera Pirates: A Prehistory of the Exclusive Right of Public Performance for Musical Compositions.' 24 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 1157 (2007).

  • Carroll, Michael. 'The Struggle for Music Copyright.' 57 Fla. L. Rev. 907 (2005).

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Year: 1894

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: National Archives: 53rd Cong., 2d sess., 1894, H.R. Rep. 1191.

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Covert, James Way

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U.S. Congress
U.S. House of Representatives


dramatic works, protected subject matter
dramatico-musical works, protected subject matter
property theory
public performance

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