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American copyright law with especial reference to the present United States copyright act, with appendices containing forms from adjudicated cases, and the copyright laws of England, Canada, Australia, Germany, and France by Arthur William Weil

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Published by Callaghan in Chicago .
Written in English


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Statementby Arthur W. Weil
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Paginationix, 985 p. :
Number of Pages985
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Open LibraryOL24154350M

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