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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Circular 38a: International Copyright Relations of the United States (PDF) p. 9. United States Copyright Office (March 2009). Retrieved on 2009-06-08.
  2. a b Art. 19, Nr.6
  3. a b Art. 19, Nr. 5
  4. a b Art. 19, Second Nr.1
  5. a b Art. 19, § 1
  6. a b Art. 19, Nr. 3