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passing of this act shall maintain any action or suit, at 5 & 6 law or in equity, or any summary proceeding, in respect Vict. of any infringement of such copyright, unless he shall, C. 4 before commencing such action, suit, or proceeding, have caused an entry to be made, in the book of registry of the Stationers' Company, of such book, pursuant to this act : provided always, that the omission to make such entry shall not affect the copyright in any book, but only the right to sue or proceed in respect of the infringement thereof as aforesaid : provided also, that nothing Proviso for herein contained shall prejudice the remedies which the di proprietor of the sole liberty of representing any dramatic piece shall have by virtue of the act passed in the third year of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, to amend the laws relating to dramatic literary property, or of this act, although no entry shall be made in the book of registry aforesaid. XXV. And be it enacted, That all copyright shall be Copyright

shall be deemed personal property, and shall be transmissible by personal bequest, or, in case of intestacy, shall be subject to the property. same law of distribution as other personal property, and in Scotland shall be deemed to be personal and moveable estate.

XXVI. And be it enacted, That if any action or suit General shall be commenced or brought against any person or persons whomsoever for doing or causing to be done any thing in pursuance of this act, the defendant or defendants in such action may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence; and if upon such action a verdict shall be given for the defendant, or the plaintiff shall become nonsuited, or discontinue his action, then the defendant shall have and recover his full costs, for which he shall have the same remedy as a defendant in any case by law hath; and that all actions, suits, bills, Limitation indictments, or informations for any offence that shall be of actie committed against this act shall be brought, sued, and commenced within twelve calendar months next after such offence committed, or else the same shall be void and of none effect : provided that such limitation of time shall

issue.

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Westminster, and Winchester.

5 & 6 not extend or be construed to extend to any actions, suits, Vict: or other proceedings which under the authority of this c. 45.

: act shall or may be brought, sued, or commenced for or not to ex. in respect of any copies of books to be delivered for the tend to ac- use of the British Museum, or of any one of the four tions, &c. in respect libraries hereinbefore mentioned. of the deli. YVVI

elle XXVII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nobooks. thing in this act contained shall affect or alter the rights Saving the of the two universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the colrights of the Univer- leges or houses of learning within the same, the four unisities, and versities in Scotland, the college of the Holy and Undiof Eton, vided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, and the

1 several colleges of Eton, Westminster, and Winchester,

in any copyrights heretofore and now vested or hereafter to be vested in such universities and colleges respectively, any thing to the contrary herein contained notwith

standing. Saving all XXVIII. Provided also, and be it enacted, That no subsisting

con- thing in this act contained shall affect, alter, or vary any tracts, and right subsisting at the time of passing of this act, except mnents. as herein expressly enacted ; and all contracts, agree

ments, and obligations made and entered into before the passing of this act, and all remedies relating thereto, shall remain in full force, any thing herein contained to the

contrary notwithstanding. Extent of XXIX. And be it enacted, that this act shall extend to

the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and to

every part of the British dominions. Act may be XXX. And be it enacted, That this act may be amended this ses

amended or repealed by any act to be passed in the pre-
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sion.

SCHEDULE to which the preceding act refers.

No. 1. FORM OF MINUTE OF CONSENT TO BE ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL. We, the undersigned, A. B. of

, the author of a certain book, intituled Y. Z. for the personal representative of the author, as the case may be), and C. D. of

do hereby certify, that we have consented and agreed to accept the benefits of the act passed in the fifth year of the reign of her Majesty Queen Victoria, cap. , for the extension of the term of copyright therein provided by the said act, and hereby declare that such extended term of copyright therein is the property of the said A. B. or C. D. Dated this

day of Witness

(Signed) A. B.

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To the Registering Officer appointed by the Stationers' Company.

No. 2.
FORM OF REQUIRING ENTRY OF PROPRIETORSHIP.
I, A. B., of

,, do hereby certify, that I am the proprietor of the copyright of a book, intituled Y. Z., and I hereby require you to make entry in the register book of the Stationers' Company of my proprietorship of such copyright, according to the particulars underwritten.

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No. 3.

ORIGINAL ENTRY OF PROPRIETORSHIP OF COPYRIGHT OP A BOOK,

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FORM OF CONCURRENCE OF THE PARTY ASSIGNING IN ANY BOOK

PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED. I, A. B., of

being the assigner of the copyright of the book hereunder described, do hereby require you to make entry of the assignment of the copyright therein.

Title of Book, Assigner of the Copyright. Assignee of Copyright.

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No. 5. FORM OF ENTRY OF ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT IN ANY BOOK PRE

VIOUSLY REGISTERED.

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