HL Deb 09 May 1842 vol 63 c252
The Lord Chancellor

wished to call their Lordship's attention to the Copyright Bill, which stood for the second reading on the following day. He would suggest that the same course should be pursued with it as had been adopted in the House of Commons, namely, that the second reading should be taken without debate, and that the discussion should take place on the motion for going into committee.

Lord Brougham

entirely concurred in the course proposed. All who took any part in the discussion of this measure were actuated only by one motive, to secure to literary men as much advantage from their works as was consistent with the due protection of the rights of others.

Bill to be read a second time without discussion.