Report on H.R. 1978, Washington D.C. (1896)

Source: National Archives: 54th Cong., 1st sess., 1896, H.Rep. 741.

Report on H.R. 1978, Washington D.C. (1896), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Report to Accompany H.R. 1978 (Cummings Bill)

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A report from the Committee on Patents recommending the extension of proposed public performance right in 'operatic' compositions to 'musical' compositions.

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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).

Related documents in this database:
1894: Report on H.R. 6835
1896: Public Performance Bill
1896: Report on S. 2306

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Year: 1896

Location: Washington D.C.

Language: English

Source: National Archives: 54th Cong., 1st sess., 1896, H.Rep. 741.

Persons referred to:
Draper, William Franklin

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


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

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