§ Acts read; considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS,
in moving that the Chairman be directed to move the House, that leave be given to bring 1629 in a Bill to consolidate and amend the Law relating to Copyright, said, the Bill contained all the recommendations of the recent Royal Commission on the subject, with the exception of two—that registration should be removed from Stationers' Hall and undertaken by a Government Department, and the abolition of the privilege of free copies to the Universities and Advocate's Library at Edinburgh. With these two exceptions, all the main recommendations of the Commission would be found in a Code on the subject. The Bill was introduced, not with the object of becoming law this Session, but that it might be circulated during the Recess, not only at home, but in the Colonies.
Motion agreed to.
Resolved, That the Chairman be directed to move the House, that leave be given to bring in a Bill to consolidate and amend the Law relating to Copyright.
§ Resolution reported:—Bill ordered to be brought in by Lord JOHN MANNERS, Viscount SANDON, and Mr. ATTORNEY GENERAL.
§ Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 265.]