DeJonge & Co. v. Breuker & Kessler Co. - 235 U.S. 33 (1914)
U.S. Supreme Court
DeJonge & Co. v. Breuker & Kessler Co., 235 U.S. 33 (1914)
DeJonge & Company v. Breuker & Kessler Company
Argued October 27, 28, 1914
Decided November 9, 1914
235 U.S. 33
Under Rev.Stat., §§ 4952, 4970, as they were before the Act of March 4, 1909, every reproduction of a copyrighted work must bear the statutory notice. One notice is not sufficient for several reproductions on the same sheet, even though the several reproductions make one harmonious whole.
Although a painting may be patentable as a design, if the owner elects to copyright, he must protect his copyright by repeating the statutory notice on every reproduction thereof.
191 F. 35 affirmed.
The facts, which involve the construction of the copyright law as to the statutory notice of copyright upon reproductions of paintings, are stated in the opinion.