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THE LAW

RELATING TO

COPYRIGHT AND TRADE MARKS.

RELATING TO

COPYRIGHT AND TRADE MARKS,

TREATED MORE PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO

INFRINGEMENT.

FORMING A DIGEST OF THE MORE IMPORTANT

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN DECISIONS,

TOGETHER WITH

THE PRACTICE OF THE ENGLISH COURTS AND FORMS OF

INFORMATIONS, NOTICES, PLEADINGS, AND INJUNCTIONS.

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LONDON:
STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,
Labo Publishers and Booksellers.

1884.

LOXDOX: BRADBURI, AGNEW, & co., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

PREFACE.

The Law relating to Copyright is, in many of its phases, of a dubious and complex nature, and the application of its principles to particular cases frequently becomes a matter of extreme difficulty. That this should be so will surprise no one who may have occasion to define the meaning of a large number of imperfectly drawn Acts of Parliament, rendered more confusing by reason of conflicting decisions.

The truth appears to be that this branch of Law, having been built up gradually to suit the requirements of successive generations, has become overburdened with exceptions, which, however unpleasant to contemplate, it is still necessary to weigh and apply.

The American Authors (undoubtedly the best exponents of the Law on the subject of Copyright) are unsparing in their criticism, and do not hesitate to condemn numerous decisions of the Courts either as manifestly wrong or altogether out of harmony with the demands of the age.

In the following pages I have endeavoured to lay before the Profession the Law relating to Copyright and

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