Federal Motion Picture Commission: Hearings Before the Committee on Education, House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 456, a Bill to Create a New Division of the Bureau of Education, to be Known as the Federal Motion Picture Commission, and Defining Its Powers and Duties. January 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19, 1916

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - Motion pictures - 303 pages

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Page 223 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man ; and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 39 - States from abroad, any film or other pictorial representation of any prize fight or encounter of pugilists, under whatever name, which is designed to be used or may be used for purposes of public exhibition.
Page 72 - It cannot be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures is a business pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded, nor intended to be regarded by the Ohio constitution, we think, as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion.
Page 271 - Labor shall make uniform rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of this act, including the collection and examination of specimens of foods and drugs manufactured or offered for sale in the District of Columbia, or in any Territory of the United States...
Page 293 - AN ACT Relating to motion-picture fllms, reels, or stereopticon views or slides ; providing a system of examination, approval, and regulation thereof, and of the banners, posters, and other like advertising matter used in connection therewith ; creating the board of censors ; and providing penalties for the violation of this act.
Page 296 - Board, the person submitting such film, reel, or view for examination will receive immediate notice of such elimination or disapproval, and, if appealed from, such film, reel, or view will be promptly reexamined, in the presence of such person, by two or more members of the Board, and the same finally approved or disapproved promptly after such reexamination, with the right of appeal from the decision of the Board to the court of common pleas of the proper county.
Page 35 - The acknowledgment of a copyright obtained in one State, in conformity with its laws, shall produce its effects of full right in all the other States without the necessity of complying with any other formality, provided always there shall appear in the work a statement that indicates the reservation of the property right.
Page 9 - But in view of the complete power of Congress over foreign commerce and its authority to prohibit the introduction of foreign articles recognized and enforced by many previous decisions of this court, the contentions are so devoid of merit as to cause them to be frivolous.
Page 196 - Information of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Other City Officials...
Page 6 - ... obscene, indecent, immoral, inhuman, sacrilegious, or is of such a character that its exhibition would tend to corrupt morals or incite to crime, shall issue a license therefor.

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