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HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of Prussia, having concluded at Berlin, on the 13th of May, 1846, a Convention for the reciprocal protection of Copyright against piracy; and it having been stipulated in Article Vill of that Convention, that those German States which, together with Prussia, compose the German Union of Customs, or which may hereafter join that Union, should have the right of acceding to the said Convention; Their Britannick and Prussian Majesties have addressed to His Highness (Hoheit) the Duke of Brunswick the invitation to accede thereto;
And His Highness the Duke of Brunswick being desirous of availing himself of the opportunity thus afforded to him of acceding to the said Convention;
The respective Plenipotentiaries, that is to say,
On the part of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of
On the part of His Majesty the King Prussia, the Sieur Charles William
And on the part of His Highness the Duke of Brunswick, the Sieur
Met together for the purpose of recording in due form the Accession
The Plenipotentiary of His Highness the Duke of Brunswick in consequence declares, in virtue of his full powers, that His said Highness accedes both to the Convention of the 13th May, 1846, containing Ten Articles, and of which a printed copy is annexed to the present Act, and to the special provisions contained in $$ 144 of the Separate Protocol signed on the same day, of which a copy is also hereunto annexed; promising that the stipulations of the said Convention, which shall come into operation in the Duchy of Brunswick from and after the 1st of April, 1847, as well as those of the Separate Protocol, shall be carried into execution by His Highness the Duke of Brunswick in all points, so far as they may be applicable to the relations which subsist between the Brunswick Government and the British Government and its subjects; and declaring that
English works registered, in virtue of Article II of the Convention, in the register-book kept at Berlin, shall be entitled also to protection against piracy in the Duchy of Brunswick.
The Plenipotentiaries of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of His Majesty the King of Prussia, in virtue of their full powers, accept the Accession of His Highness the Duke of Brunswick; promising that the stipulations of the Convention of the 13th of May, 1846, as well as the special provisions which are contained in the Protocol of the same date, shall be carried into execution by their respective Sovereigns in all points, with regard to the Brunswick Government and its subjects, in the same manner as between the British and Prussian Governments and their subjects.
In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Act, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.
Done at Berlin, the 30th of March, in the year of our Lord 1817.