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II. The Arbitral Tribunal shall take into account as Effect of adone of the equities of a claim to such extent as it shall bility. consider just in allowing or disallowing a claim any admission of liability by the Government against whom a claim is put forward.

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III. The Arbitral Tribunal shall take into account as Effect of one of the equities of a claim to such extent as it shall legal remedies consider just in allowing or disallowing a claim, in whole or in part, any failure on the part of the claimants to obtain satisfaction through legal remedies which are open to him or placed at his disposal, but no claim shall be disallowed or rejected by application of the general principle of international law that the legal remedies must be exhausted as a condition precedent to the validity of the claim.


IV. The Arbitral Tribunal, if it considers equitable, of interest. may include in its award in respect of any claim interest at a rate not exceeding 4 per cent per annum for the whole or any part of the period between the date when the claim was first brought to the notice of the other party and that of the confirmation of the schedule in which it is included.

The foregoing Schedule and Terms of Submission are agreed upon in pursuance of and subject to the provisions of the Special Agreement for the submission to arbitration of pecuniary claims outstanding between the United States and Great Britain, signed on the 18th day of August, 1910, and require confirmation by the two Governments in accordance with the provisions of that Agreement.


Signed in duplicate at the City of Washington, this Signatures. sixth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, by the Secretary of State of the United States, Philander C. Knox, on behalf of the United States, and by his Britannic Majesty's Ambassador at Washington, the Right Honorable James Bryce, O. M., on behalf of Great Britain.


Copyright convention between the United States and Jan. 30, 1912. Hungary, signed at Budapest, January 30, 1912; ratifi- 37 Stat. L., cation advised by the Senate, July 23, 1912; ratified Pt. 2, p. 1031. by the President, July 31, 1912; ratified by Hungary, August 12, 1912; ratifications exchanged at Washington, September 16, 1912; proclaimed, October 15, 1912. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.



Whereas a Copyright Convention between the United Copyrights, States of America and the Kingdom of Hungary was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries

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at Budapest, on the thirtieth day of January one thousand nine hundred and twelve, the original of which Convention, being in the English and Hungarian languages is word for word as follows:




Desiring to provide, between the United States of America and Hungary, for a reciprocal legal protection in regard to copyright of the citizens and subjects of the two Countries, have, to this end, decided to conclude a Convention, and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States of America:

RICHARD C. KERENS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty;


His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc. and Apostolic King of Hungary:

Count PAUL ESTERHÁZY, baron of GALÁNTHA, Viscount of FRANKÓ, Privy Councillor and Chamberlain, Chief of section in the Ministry of the Imperial and Royal House and of Foreign Affairs, and

Dr. GUSTAVUS de TORY, Secretary of State in the Royal Hungarian Ministry of Justice;

Who, having communicated to each other their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed as follows:


Authors who are citizens or subjects of one of the two countries or their assigns shall enjoy in the other country, for their literary, artistic, dramatic, musical and photographic works (whether unpublished or published in one of the two countries) the same rights which the respective laws do now or may hereafter grant to natives. The above provision includes the copyright control of mechanical musical reproductions.


The enjoyment and the exercise of the rights secured laws, etc., in by the present Convention are subject to the performance of the conditions and formalities prescribed by the laws and regulations of the country where protection is claimed under the present Convention; such enjoyment and such exercise are independent of the existence of protection in the country of origin of the work.


The term of copyright protection granted by the present Convention shall be regulated by the law of the country where protection is claimed.


The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Washington as soon as possible.


The present Convention shall be put in force one. month after the exchange of ratifications, and shall remain in force until the termination of a year from the day on which it may have been denounced.


Exchange of ratifications.


In faith whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed the Signatures. present Convention in two copies, each in the English and Hungarian languages, and have affixed thereto their


Done at Budapest, the 30th day of January 1912.


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And whereas the said Convention has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two governments were exchanged in the city of Washington, on the sixteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and twelve;

Now, therefore, be it known that I, William Howard Taft, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this fifteenth day of

October, in the year of our Lord one thou[SEAL.] sand nine hundred and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-seventh.

By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.


Ratifications exchanged.



Oct. 9, 1912.

Sept. 21, 1912. Parcel Post Convention between the United States of America and the Dominican Republic, signed at Santo Domingo September 21, 1912, and at Washington, October 9, 1912. Approved by the President, October 16,

37 Stat. L.. pt. 2, p. 1638.

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For the purpose of making better postal arrangements between the United States of America and the Dominican Republic, the undersigned, Frank H. Hitchcock, Postmaster General of the United States of America, and Salvador Otero Nolasco, Director General of Posts of the Dominican Republic, by virtue of authority vested in them have agreed upon the following Articles for the establishment of a Parcel Post system of exchanges between the United States and the Dominican Republic.


The provisions of this convention relate only to parcels of mail matter to be exchanged by the system herein provided for, and do not affect the arrangements now existing under the Universal Postal Convention, which will continue as heretofore; and all the agreements hereinafter contained apply exclusively to mails exchanged under these Articles.


1. There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this Convention, articles of merchandise and mail matter except letters, post-cards, and written matter of all kinds that are admitted under any conditions to the domestic mails of the country of origin, except that no packet may exceed eleven pounds (or five kilograms) in weight, nor the following dimensions: Greatest length in any direction, three feet six inches; greatest length and girth combined, six feet; and must be so wrapped or inclosed as to permit their contents to be easily examined by postmasters and customs officers; and except that the following articles and such other articles as may be mutually agreed upon between the two countries, are prohibited admission to the mails exchanged under this Convention:

Publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of destination; poisons, and explosive or inflammable substances; fatty substances, liquids, and those which easily liquefy; confections and pastes; live or dead animals, except dead insects insects and reptiles when thoroughly dried; fruits and vegetables which easily

decompose, and substances which exhale a bad odor; lottery tickets, lottery advertisements, or lottery circulars; all obscene or immoral articles; articles which may in any way damage or destroy the mails, or injure the persons handling them.



2. All admissible articles of merchandise mailed in one country for the other, or received in one country from the from inspecother, shall be free from any detention or inspection whatever, except such as is required for collection of customs duties; and shall be forwarded by the most speedy means to their destination, being subject in their transmission to the laws and regulations of each country respectively.


to accompany

1. A letter or communication of the nature of per- Letters not sonal correspondence must not accompany, be written on, parcels. or enclosed with any parcel.


2. If such be found, the letter will be placed in the mails, Rejection if if separable, and if the communication be inseparably attached, the whole package will be rejected. If, however, any such should inadvertently be forwarded, the country of destination will collect on the letter or letters double rates of postage according to the Universal Postal Convention.


3. No parcel may contain packages intended for de- No Inclosure livery at an address other than that borne by the parcel for other aditself. If such enclosed packages be detected they must be sent forward singly charged with new and distinct Parcel Post rates.


Rates of

1. The following rates of postage shall in all cases be required to be fully prepaid with postage stamps of the postage. country of origin, viz:

2. In the United States, for a parcel not exceeding one In United pound in weight, twelve cents; and for each additional States. pound, or fraction of a pound twelve cents.

3. In the Dominican Republic, for a parcel not exceed In Dominiing one pound in weight, 4 centavos; and for each ad-can Republic. ditional pound, or fraction of a pound 4 centavos.

4. The parcels shall be promptly delivered to addressees at the post offices of address in the country of destination, free of charge for postage; but the country of destination may, at its option, levy and collect from the addressee for interior service and delivery a charge the amount of which is to be fixed according to its own regulations, but which shall in no case exceed five cents in the United States or five centavos in the Dominican Republic for each parcel, whatever its weight.



1. The sender may at the time of mailing the package, Receipt. receive a Certificate of Mailing from the post office where

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