Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Proclamations
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953

President Harry S. Truman.  Source: Truman Library.

Proclamations are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

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April 24, 1947

  PROCLAMATION 2729

COPYRIGHT EXTENSION: NEW ZEALAND

WHEREAS by the act of Congress approved September 25, 1941 (55 Stat. 732) the President is authorized, on the conditions prescribed in that act, to grant an extension of time for the fulfillment of the conditions and formalities prescribed by the copyright laws of the United States of America with respect to works first produced or published outside the United States of America and subject to copyright or to renewal of copyright under the laws of the United States of America, including works subject to ad interim copyright, by nationals of countries which accord substantially equal treatment to citizens of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS the Governor-General of New Zealand has issued an Order in Council, effective from this day, by the terms of which treatment substantially equal to that authorized by the aforesaid act of September 25, 1941 is accorded in New Zealand to literary and artistic works first produced or published in the United States of America; and

WHEREAS the aforesaid Order in Council is annexed to and is part of an agreement embodied in notes exchanged this day between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of New Zealand; and

WHEREAS by virtue of a proclamation by the President of the United States of America dated April 9, 1910 (36 Stat. 2685) citizens of New Zealand are, and since July 1, 1909 have been, entitled to the benefits of the act of Congress approved March 4, 1909 (35 Stat. 1075) relating to copyright, other than the benefits of section 1(e) of that act; and

WHEREAS by virtue of a proclamation by the President of the United States of America dated February 9, 1917 (39 Stat. 1815) the citizens of New Zealand are, and since December 1, 1916 have been, entitled to the benefits of section 1(e) of the aforesaid act of March 4, 1909;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN , President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid act of September 25, 1941, do declare and proclaim:(1)

That with respect to (1) works of citizens of New Zealand which were first produced or published outside the United States of America on or after September 3, 1939 and subject to copyright under the laws of the United States of America, including works subject to ad interim copyright and (2) works of citizens of New Zealand subject to renewal of copyright under the laws of the United States of America on or after September 3, 1939, there has existed during several years of the time since September 3, 1939 such disruption or suspension of facilities essential to compliance with the conditions and formalities prescribed with respect to such works by the copyright laws of the United States of America as to bring such works within the terms of the aforesaid act of September 25, 1941; and that accordingly the time within which compliance with such conditions and formalities may take place is hereby extended with respect to such works until the day ...
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