§ Mr. E. Tennent
said, that in compliance with a suggestion of the right hon. Gentleman, the Vice President of the Board of Trade, he intended to comprise all the legislation on this subject into one bill. He should therefore move, before going into committee, an instruction to the committee to that effect.
§ Mr. Sheil
said, as it was proposed to amend the law of copyright, with regard to linen, cotton, and wool, respecting which there were no less than five acts of Parliament, it had appeared to him that it would be much wiser to consolidate these acts, so as to bring the law of the subject within a small compass. He understood it was intended to extend the copyright of paperstaining to three years. With regard to metals, the copyright in designs extended at present to three years, but the copyright 47 for configurations and shape lasted only one year. It was proposed to make all three years.
§ Mr. Hindley
asked, whether the protection to be given was to dale from the registration, or the publication of the design?
§ On the motion of Mr. E. Tennent, the House went into committee pro formâ .
§ Mr. Hindley having repeated his question,
§ Amendments agreed to.
§ House resumed.
§ Bill reported.—To be re-committed.