This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to musical copyright matters in Great Britain, Germany, and other countries. The selected documents cover the period 1908-1909. Among the correspondents are Paul H. Cromelin and M. Dorian of the Columbia Phonograph Co. and Horace Pettit of the Victor Talking Machine Co. The documents pertain to copyright provisions in British law and under the Berne Convention of 1886 and to cooperation between the National Phonograph Co. and its competitors, Columbia and Victor, on the foreign copyright issue. Included is a report by M. Dorian prepared for the Berlin Conference for the Revision of International Copyright Laws in October 1908, as well as a printed copy of Frank L. Dyer's testimony before the British Parliament.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include printed reports, proposed legislation, and documents that duplicate information in selected material.