HC Deb 24 July 1862 vol 168 cc780-1

said, that the Bill, as originally introduced, gave a copyright in works of art to all persons without distinction, whether foreigners or British subjects; but the House of Lords had introduced an Amendment which would leave foreigners to resort to the International Copyright Act in case of an infringement of their copyright. That he thought was not a material alteration. Next the House of Lords had introduced an Amendment, requiring registration in all cases to precede the acquisition of copyright. If the House opposed these Amendments, the passing of the Bill that Session would be endangered, and therefore he was prepared to ask the House to agree to them.

Lords' Amendments agreed to.