Originally Posted by Ralph Sir Edward
Actually, I believe it was 1976 when the US joined the Berne Convention. There was a big noise made about Lord of the Rings being pirated by ---- company due to the lack of a US copyright filing. (Name deliberately left off.)
There was a number of (Very rare!) mimeograph books issued in the US by British authors to enforce their copyrights....
Yes, but in the year (1964+28) the US passed another law backdating the 1976 law to 1964.