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International Copyright

Volume 52: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1840

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said, that seeing the noble Lord, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in his place, he wished to put a question to him relative to a bill which was passed in a former session upon international copyright. He wished to know whether any negotiation for carrying into effect the design of that bill had been concluded with any foreign power, or if the noble Lord could afford any prospect of any one of the negotiations, which it was understood had been going on for some time, being brought to a speedy conclusion?

replied, that since the bill was passed, several communications with foreign powers bad taken place upon the subject, but as yet they had not come to any agreement. He hoped, however, that he would be able soon to announce that result.