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Copyright

IMPORANT NOTICE:  All Holy Mass Crucifixes are Copyrighted and Trademarked by Roger LeBlanc. 

At this time Jeweled Cross, Inc., of Rhode Island, USA and McVan, Inc. of Massachusetts, are the only authorized manufacturers and distributors of the Holy Mass Crucifies to retailers so be certain the crucifix you buy is produced by McVan or Jeweled Cross. We will notify you of other authorized companies in the near future. 

Production of these Crucifixes, derivatives or similitudes by anyone not authorized by Roger LeBlanc is infringing on Copyright, TradeMark and this Apostolate.

Roger LeBlanc is a Pontifical Catechist of the Vatican authorized by the Congregation of the Clergy to teach.  The spiritual integrity of His Apostolate must be maintained for numerous reasons.  The Apostolic Blessings, therefore, are NOT imparted to any company, crucifix, derivative, similitude, rosary, or person who obtains a crucifix from a company that is not authorized by Roger LeBlanc to produce and/or distribute these crucifxes to retailers.

Infringment of this Apostolate would be regarded by the Churchas the sin of Simony because it is an attempt to buy and sell Apsotlic Blessings through the sale of infringed products by offering copies, derivatives or similitudes of the Holy Mass Crucifix Apostolate.                                    

ANY MANUFACTURER or DISTRIBUTOR WISHING TO PRODUCE AND MARKET THESE CRUCIFIXES AS PART OF THE HOLY MASS CRUCIFIX APOSTOLATE MUST ENTER INTO A WRITTEN CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH MR. LEBLANC TO RECEIVE HIS APPROVAL TO MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTE THESE CRUCIFIXES. RETAILERS MUST BUY FROM APPROVED MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS Which are listed at the top of this page.

COPYRIGHT, Trademark by ROGER LEBLANC ©® 2012 - READ CAREFULLY - The Holy Mass Crucifix (Hereinafter referred to as HMCA), and all derivatives thereof, are Copyrighted and Trade Marked by Roger LeBlanc in the United States of America which is protected by the 'Berne Convention' and the 'Universal Copyright Convention' (UCC), and other Treaties, which applies to countries around the world (see list below). Additionally, United States Copyright provides protection with bilateral agreements with the national laws of specific countries (See Circular 38a, International Copyright Relations of the United States). Roger LeBlanc will consider granting license for the manufacturing and marketing the HMCA's crucifixes only upon request provided the terms and conditions as set forth by Roger LeBlanc are met. 

LET IT BE KNOWN - Any and all infringement will be agressively pursued seeking triple damages above and beyond actual damages, together with attorney fees for infringement.

List of parties to international copyright agreements

Below is a list of countries which have signed and ratified one or more multilateral international copyright treaties.

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Berne, September 9, 1886, came into force December 5, 1887

UCC Geneva -Universal Copyright Convention, Geneva Act, September 6, 1952, came into force September 16, 1955
UCC Paris - Universal Copyright Convention, Paris Act, July 24, 1971, came into force July 10, 1974
TRIPS - Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Marrakech, April 15, 1994, came into force January, 1 1995. Note: membership in TRIPS coincides with membership in the World Trade Organization; observer governments of the World Trade Organization are marked observer in the table below.

WCT - WIPO Copyright Treaty, Geneva, December 20, 1996, came into force March 6, 2002[5]

In addition to these treaties, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a multilateral treaty governing multiple aspects of intellectual property, including copyright. As of February 2012,

Table of parties

The list below was taken from details supplied by WIPO, UNESCO and the WTO (see references): they are correct as of 2005-12-11 (2000-01-01 for the Universal Copyright Convention), and include some accessions after that date. Dates quoted are the date on which the treaty came into effect for a given country.

Country Berne
UCC Geneva
UCC Paris
TRIPS
WCT

Afghanistan - - - observer - Albania March 6, 1994 - - September 8, 2000 August 6, 2005 Algeria April 19, 1998 August 28, 1973 July 10, 1974 observer - Andorra June 2, 2004 September 16, 1955 - observer - Angola - - - November 23, 1996 - Antigua and Barbuda March 17, 2000 - - January 1, 1995 - Argentina June 10, 1967 December 13, 1958 - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Armenia October 19, 2000 - - February 5, 2003 March 6, 2005 Australia April 14, 1928 May 1, 1969 February 29, 1978 January 1, 1995 July 26, 2007 Austria October 1, 1920 July 2, 1957 August 14, 1982 January 1, 1995 signed Azerbaijan June 4, 1999 May 27, 1973 - observer April 11, 2006 Bahamas July 10, 1973 October 13, 1976 December 27, 1976 observer - Bahrain March 2, 1997 - - January 1, 1995 December 15, 2005 Bangladesh May 4, 1999 August 5, 1975 August 5, 1975 January 1, 1995 - Barbados July 30, 1983 June 18, 1983 June 18, 1983 January 1, 1995 - Belarus December 12, 1997 May 27, 1973 - observer March 6, 2002 Belgium December 5, 1887 August 31, 1960 - January 1, 1995 August 30, 2006 Belize June 17, 2000 March 1, 1983 - January 1, 1995 - Benin January 3, 1961 - - February 22, 1996 April 16, 2006 Bhutan November 25, 2004 - - observer - Bolivia November 4, 1993 March 22, 1990 March 22, 1990 September 12, 1995 signed Bosnia and Herzegovina June 17, 1930 May 11, 1966 July 10, 1974 observer - Botswana April 15, 1998 - - May 31, 1995 January 27, 2005 Brazil February 9, 1922 January 13, 1960 December 11, 1975 January 1, 1995 - Brunei August 30, 2006 - - January 1, 1995 - Bulgaria December 5, 1921 June 7, 1975 June 7, 1975 December 1, 1996 March 6, 2002 Burkina Faso August 19, 1963 - - June 3, 1995 March 6, 2002 Burundi - - - July 23, 1995 - Cambodia - September 16, 1955 - October 13, 2004 - Cameroon September 21, 1964 May 1, 1973 July 10, 1974 December 13, 1995 - Canada April 10, 1928 August 10, 1962 - January 1, 1995 signed Cape Verde July 7, 1997 - - observer - Central African Republic September 3, 1977 - - May 31, 1995 - Chad November 25, 1971 - - October 19, 1996 - Chile June 5, 1970 September 16, 1955 - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 China, People's Republic of October 15, 1992 October 30, 1992 October 30, 1992 December 11, 2001 June 9, 2007 (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) Colombia March 7, 1988 June 18, 1976 June 18, 1976 April 30, 1995 March 6, 2002 Comoros April 17, 2005 - - observer - Congo, Democratic Republic October 8, 1963 - - January 1, 1997 - Congo, Republic May 8, 1962 - - March 27, 1997 - Costa Rica June 10, 1978 September 16, 1955 March 7, 1980 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Côte d'Ivoire January 1, 1962 - - January 1, 1995 - Croatia June 17, 1930 May 11, 1966 July 10, 1974 November 30, 2000 March 6, 2002 Cuba February 20, 1997 June 18, 1957 - April 20, 1995 - Cyprus February 24, 1964 December 19, 1990 December 19, 1990 July 30, 1995 November 4, 2003 Czech Republic January 1, 1993 January 6, 1960 April 17, 1980 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Denmark July 1, 1903 February 9, 1962 July 11, 1979 January 1, 1995 signed Djibouti May 13, 2002 - - May 31, 1995 - Dominica August 7, 1999 - - January 1, 1995 - Dominican Republic December 24, 1997 May 8, 1983 May 8, 1982 March 9, 1995 January 10, 2006 East Timor - - - - - Ecuador October 9, 1991 May 3, 1957 September 6, 1991 January 21, 1996 March 6, 2002 Egypt June 7, 1977 - - June 30, 1995 - El Salvador February 19, 1994 March 29, 1979 March 29, 1979 May 7, 1995 March 6, 2002 Equatorial Guinea June 26, 1997 - - observer - Eritrea - - - - - Estonia October 26, 1994 - - November 13, 1999 signed Ethiopia - - - observer - European Union - - - January 1, 1995 signed Fiji December 1, 1971 March 13, 1972 - January 14, 1996 - Finland April 1, 1928 April 16, 1963 November 1, 1986 January 1, 1995 signed France December 5, 1887 January 14, 1956 December 11, 1972 January 1, 1995 signed Gabon March 26, 1962 - - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Gambia March 7, 1993 - - October 23, 1996 - Georgia May 16, 1995 - - June 14, 2000 March 6, 2002 Germany December 5, 1887 September 16, 1955 January 18, 1974 January 1, 1995 signed Ghana October 11, 1991 August 22, 1962 - January 1, 1995 November 18, 2006 Greece November 9, 1920 August 24, 1963 - January 1, 1995 signed Grenada September 22, 1998 - - February 22, 1996 - Guatemala July 28, 1997 October 28, 1964 - July 21, 1995 February 4, 2003 Guinea November 20, 1980 November 13, 1981 November 13, 1981 October 25, 1995 May 25, 2002 Guinea-Bissau July 22, 1991 - - May 31, 1995 - Guyana October 25, 1994 ? ? January 1, 1995 - Haiti January 11, 1996 September 16, 1955 - January 30, 1996 - Honduras January 25, 1990 - - January 1, 1995 May 20, 2002 Hong Kong July 1, 1997 September 30, 1997 September 30, 1997 January 1, 1995 - Hungary February 14, 1922 January 23, 1971 July 10, 1974 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Iceland September 7, 1947 December 18, 1956 - January 1, 1995 - India April 1, 1928 January 21, 1958 April 7, 1988 January 1, 1995 - Indonesia September 5, 1997 - - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Iran - - - observer - Iraq - - - observer - Ireland October 5, 1927 January 20, 1959 - January 1, 1995 signed Israel March 24, 1950 September 16, 1955 - April 21, 1995 signed Italy December 5, 1887 January 24, 1957 January 25, 1980 January 1, 1995 signed Jamaica January 1, 1994 - - May 9, 1995 June 12, 2002 Japan July 15, 1899 September 16, 1955 October 21, 1977 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Jordan July 28, 1999 - - April 11, 2000 April 27, 2004 Kazakhstan April 12, 1999 May 27, 1973 - observer November 12, 2004 Kenya June 11, 1993 September 7, 1966 July 10, 1974 January 1, 1995 signed Kiribati - - - - - Korea, Democratic People's Republic April 28, 2003 - - - - Korea, Republic August 21, 1996 October 1, 1987 October 1, 1987 January 1, 1995 June 24, 2004 Kuwait - - - January 1, 1995 - Kyrgyzstan July 8, 1999 - - December 20, 1998 March 6, 2002 Laos March 14, 2012 [1] September 16, 1955 - observer - Latvia August 11, 1995 - - February 10, 1999 March 6, 2002 Lebanon September 30, 1947 October 17, 1959 - observer - Lesotho September 28, 1989 - - May 31, 1995 - Liberia March 8, 1989 July 27, 1956 - - - Libya September 28, 1976 - - observer - Liechtenstein July 30, 1931 January 22, 1959 November 11, 1999 September 1, 1995 April 30, 2007 Lithuania December 14, 1994 - - May 31, 2001 March 6, 2002 Luxembourg June 20, 1888 October 15, 1955 - January 1, 1995 signed Macau December 20, 1999 - - January 1, 1995 - Macedonia June 17, 1930 May 11, 1966 July 10, 1974 April 4, 2003 February 4, 2004 Madagascar January 1, 1966 - - November 17, 1995 - Malawi October 12, 1991 October 26, 1965 - May 31, 1995 - Malaysia October 1, 1990 - - January 1, 1995 - Maldives - - - May 31, 1995 - Mali March 19, 1962 - - May 31, 1995 April 24, 2002 Malta September 21, 1964 November 19, 1968 - January 1, 1995 - Marshall Islands - - - - - Mauritania February 6, 1973 - - May 31, 1995 - Mauritius May 10, 1989 November 20, 1970 - January 1, 1995 - Mexico June 11, 1967 May 12, 1957 October 31, 1975 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Federated States of Micronesia October 7, 2003 - - - - Moldova November 2, 1995 May 27, 1973 - July 26, 2001 March 6, 2002 Monaco May 30, 1989 September 16, 1955 December 13, 1974 - signed Mongolia March 12, 1998 - - January 29, 1997 October 25, 2002 Montenegro June 3, 2006 May 11, 1966 [2] July 10, 1974 [3] observer June 13, 2003 Morocco June 16, 1917 May 8, 1972 January 28, 1976 January 1, 1995 July 20, 2011 [4] Mozambique - - - August 26, 1995 - Myanmar - - - January 1, 1995 - Namibia March 21, 1990 - - January 1, 1995 signed Nauru - - - - - Nepal January 11, 2006 - - April 23, 2004 - Netherlands November 1, 1912 June 22, 1967 November 30, 1985 January 1, 1995 signed New Zealand April 24, 1928 September 11, 1964 - January 1, 1995 - Nicaragua August 23, 2000 August 16, 1961 - September 3, 1995 March 6, 2003 Niger May 2, 1962 May 15, 1989 May 15, 1989 December 13, 1996 - Nigeria September 14, 1993 February 14, 1962 - January 1, 1995 signed Norway April 13, 1896 January 23, 1963 August 7, 1974 January 1, 1995 - Oman July 14, 1999 - - November 9, 2000 September 20, 2005 Pakistan July 5, 1948 September 16, 1955 - January 1, 1995 - Palau - - - - - Panama June 8, 1996 October 17, 1962 September 3, 1980 September 6, 1997 March 6, 2002 Papua New Guinea - - - June 9, 1996 - Paraguay January 2, 1992 March 11, 1962 - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Peru August 20, 1988 October 16, 1963 July 22, 1985 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Philippines August 1, 1951 November 19, 1955 - January 1, 1995 October 4, 2002 Poland January 28, 1920 March 9, 1977 March 9, 1977 July 1, 1995 March 23, 2004 Portugal March 29, 1911 December 25, 1956 July 30, 1981 January 1, 1995 signed Qatar July 5, 2000 - - January 13, 1996 October 28, 2005 Romania January 1, 1927 - - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Russia March 13, 1995 May 27, 1973 December 9, 1994 observer February 5, 2009 Rwanda March 1, 1984 November 10, 1989 November 10, 1989 May 22, 1996 - Saint Kitts and Nevis April 9, 1995 - - February 21, 1996 - Saint Lucia August 24, 1993 - - January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines August 29, 1995 April 22, 1985 April 22, 1985 January 1, 1995 - Samoa July 21, 2006 - - observer - San Marino - - - - - São Tomé and Príncipe - - - observer - Saudi Arabia March 11, 2004 July 13, 1994 July 13, 1994 December 11, 2005 - Senegal August 25, 1962 July 9, 1974 July 9, 1974 January 1, 1995 May 18, 2002 Serbia June 17, 1930 May 11, 1966 July 10, 1974 observer June 13, 2003 Seychelles - - - observer - Sierra Leone - - - July 23, 1995 - Singapore December 21, 1998 - - January 1, 1995 April 17, 2005 Slovakia January 1, 1993 January 6, 1960 April 17, 1980 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Slovenia June 17, 1930 May 11, 1966 July 10, 1974 July 30, 1995 March 6, 2002 Solomon Islands - - - July 26, 1996 - Somalia - - - - - South Africa October 3, 1928 - - January 1, 1995 signed Spain December 5, 1887 January 27, 1955 July 10, 1974 January 1, 1995 signed Sri Lanka July 20, 1959 January 25, 1984 January 25, 1984 January 1, 1995 - Sudan December 28, 2000 - - observer - Suriname February 23, 1977 - - January 1, 1995 - Swaziland December 14, 1998 - - January 1, 1995 - Sweden August 1, 1904 July 1, 1961 July 10, 1974 January 1, 1995 signed Switzerland December 5, 1887 March 30, 1956 September 21, 1993 July 1, 1995 signed Syria June 11, 2004 - - - - Taiwan - - - January 1, 2002 (as "Chinese Taipei") - Tajikistan March 9, 2000 May 27, 1973 - observer April 5, 2009 Tanzania July 25, 1994 - - January 1, 1995 - Thailand July 17, 1931 - - January 1, 1995 - Togo April 30, 1975 - - May 31, 1995 May 21, 2003 Tonga June 14, 2001 - - July 27, 2007 - Trinidad and Tobago August 16, 1988 August 19, 1988 August 19, 1988 March 1, 1995 November 28, 2008 Tunisia December 5, 1887 June 19, 1969 June 10, 1975 March 29, 1995 - Turkey January 1, 1952 - - March 26, 1995 November 28, 2008 Turkmenistan - - - - - Tuvalu - - - - - Uganda - - - January 1, 1995 - Ukraine October 25, 1995 May 27, 1973 - observer March 6, 2002 United Arab Emirates July 14, 2004 - - April 10, 1996 July 14, 2004 United Kingdom December 5, 1887 September 27, 1957 July 10, 1974 January 1, 1995 signed United States March 1, 1989 September 16, 1955 July 10, 1974 January 1, 1995 March 6, 2002 Uruguay July 10, 1967 April 12, 1993 April 12, 1993 January 1, 1995 June 5, 2009 Uzbekistan April 19, 2005 - - observer - Vanuatu - - - observer March 2, 2012[5] Vatican City September 12, 1935 October 5, 1955 May 6, 1980 observer - Venezuela December 30, 1982 September 30, 1966 April 11, 1996 January 1, 1995 signed Vietnam October 26, 2004 - - January 11, 2007 - Yemen July 14, 2008 - - observer - Zambia January 2, 1992 June 1, 1965 - January 1, 1995 - Zimbabwe April 18, 1980 - - March 5, 1995



 

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