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BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, suspending in the Colony of Natal the prohibition against the importation of Foreign Reprints of British Books entitled to Copyright.Osborne, May 16, 1857.*

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 16th day of

May, 1857.
Peesent,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty In Council.

Whebeas by an Act, passed in the session of Parliament holden in the 5th and 6th years of the reign of Her present Majesty [cap. 45],f entitled " An Act to amend the Law of Copyright," it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it shall not be lawful for any person, not being the proprietor of the copyright, or some person authorized by him, to import into any part of the United Kingdom, or into any other part of the British dominions, for sale or hire, any printed book, first composed or written, or printed and published in any part of the United Kingdom, wherein there shall be copyright, and reprinted in any country or place whatsoever out of the British dominions.

And whereas by the "Customs Consolidation Act, 1853," an Act of the 8th and 9th Victoria, chapter 93, entitled "An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad," was repealed, and by the Act now in recital, books, wherein the copyright is subsisting, first composed, or written, or printed in the United Kingdom, and printed or reprinted in any other country, aro absolutely prohibited to be imported into the British possessions abroad; but it is thereby provided that nothing therein contained shall be taken to prevent Her Majesty from exercising the power to suspend, in certain cases, such prohibition vested in her by the 10th and 11th Victoria, chapter 95,J intituled "An Act to amend the law relating to the protection, in the colonies, of works entitled to copyright in the United Kingdom."

And whereas by the last-mentioned Act it is enacted, that in case the Legislature, or proper legislative authorities, in any British possession, shall be disposed to make due provision for securing or protecting the rights of British authors in such possession, and shall pass an Act or make an Ordinance for that purpose, and shall transmit the same in the proper manner to the Secretary of State, in order that it may be submitted to Her Majesty, and in case Her Majesty shall be of opinion that such Act or Ordinance is sufficient for the purpose of securing to British authors reasonable protection

* "London Gazette" of May 22, 1857. t Vol. XXXI. Page 870. X Vol. XXXV. Page 1197.

within such possession, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, if she think fit so to do, to express her royal approval of such Act or Ordinance, and therefore to issue an Order in Council, declaring that, so long as the provisions of such Act or Ordinance continue in force within such colony, the prohibition contained in the aforesaid Acts of the 5th and 6th Victoria, and 8th and 9th Victoria, or in any other Acts, against the importing, selling, letting out to hire, exposing for sale or hire, or possessing, foreign reprints of books first composed, written, printed, or published in the United Kingdom, and entitled to copyright therein, shall be suspended so far as regards such colony, and thereupon such Act or Ordinance shall come into operation, except so far as may be otherwise provided therein, or may be otherwise directed by such Order in Council.

And whereas an Ordinance has been passed (No. 14 of 1856), by the Lieutenant Governor of Natal, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of that colony, " for authorizing the importation into the colony of Natal, of books, being foreign reprints of books, first composed, or written, or printed, or published in the United Kingdom, and in which there shall be copyright," whereby provision is made for protecting the rights of British authors in the said colony.

And whereas Her Majesty has expressed her royal approval of the said Ordinance.

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of Her Privy Council, and by the authority of the same, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that, so long as the said Ordinance shall remain and continue in force within the said colony, all prohibitions in any of the said hereinbefore recited Acts of the Imperial Parliament, or in any other Acts thereof contained, against the importing into the said colony, or against the selling, letting out to hire, exposing for sale or hire, or possessing therein foreign reprints of books first composed, written, printed, or published in the United Kingdom, and entitled to copyright therein, shall be suspended so far as regards the said colony.

And the Bight Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Eight Honourable Henry Labouchere, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.

WM. L. BATHUEST.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, suspending in the Island of Jamaica, the prohibition against the Importation of Foreign Reprints of British Books.London, June 25, 1857.*

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th day of June, 1857.

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty 15 Council.

"whereas by an Act, passed in the session of Parliament holden in the 5th and 6th years of the reign of her present Majesty [cap. 45],t entitled " An Act to amend the Law of Copyright," it is among other things enacted, that it shall not be lawful for any person, not being the proprietor of the copyright, or some person authorized by him, to import into any port in the United Kingdom, or into any other part of the British dominions, for sale or hire, any printed book, first composed, or written, or printed and published in any part of the United Kingdom, wherein there shall be copyright, and reprinted in any country or place whatsoever out of the British dominions.

And whereas by the "Customs' Consolidation Act, 1853," an Act of the 8th and 9th Victoria, chapter 93, entitled "An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad," was repealed, and by the Act now in recital, books wherein the copyright is subsisting, first composed, or written, or printed, in the United Kingdom, and printed, or reprinted, in any other country, are absolutely prohibited to be imported into the British possessions abroad; but it is hereby provided that nothing therein contained shall be taken to prevent Her Majesty from exercising the power to suspend, in certain cases, such prohibition vested in her by the 10th and 11th Victoria, chapter 95,% entitled " An Act to amend the Law relating to the Protection in the Colonies of Works entitled to Copyright in the United Kingdom."

And whereas by the last recited Act, it is enacted that in case the Legislature, or proper legislative authorities in any British possession, shall be disposed to make due provision for securing or protecting the rights of British authors in such possessions, and shall pass an Act, or make an Ordinance for that purpose, and shall transmit the same in the proper manner to the Secretary of State, in order that it may be submitted to Her Majesty, and in case Her Majesty shall be of opinion that such Act or Ordinance is sufficient

• "London Gazette t Vol. XXXI. Page 970.

"of July 8,1857.

J Vol. XXXV. Page 1197.

for the purpose of securing to British authors reasonable protection within such possession, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, if she think fit so to do, to express her royal approval of such Act or Ordinance, and thereupon to issue an Order in Council, declaring that so long as the provisions of such Act or Ordinance continue in force within such colony, the prohibitions contained in the aforesaid Acts of the 5th and 6th Victoria, and 8th and 9th Victoria, or i;i any other Acts against the importing, selling, letting out to hire, exposing for sale or hire, or possessing Foreign reprints of books first composed, written, printed, or published in the United Kingdom, and entitled to copyright therein, shall be suspended, so far as regards such colony, and thereupon such Act or Ordinance shall come into operation, except so far as may be otherwise provided therein, or may be otherwise directed by such Order in Council.

A nd whereas an Act has been passed by the Governor, Council and Assembly of the Island of Jamaica (No. 4170), " to repeal the 15th Victoria, chapter 5, and to re-enact the same with amendments," whereby provision is made for protecting the rights of British authors in the said colony.

And whereas Her Majesty hath expressed her royal approval of the said Act:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of her Privy Council, and by the authority of the same, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that, so long as the said Act shall remain and continue in force within the said island, all prohibitions in any of the said hereinbefore recited Acts of the Imperial Parliament, or in any other Acts thereof contained against the importing into the said island, or against the selling, letting out to hire, exposing for sale or hire, or possessing therein foreign reprints of books first composed, written, printed, or published in the United Kingdom, and entitled to copyright therein, shall be suspended, so fiir as regards the said island.

And the Bight Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Bight Honourable Henry Labouchere, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

WM. L. BATHUBST.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, providing for the more efficient exercise of Power and Jurisdiction over British Subjects within the Dominions of Turkey, by the Judge of the Supreme Consular Court at Constantinople*London, August 27, 1857.

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of August, 1857.

Pbesent,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty In Council.

Wheeeas by a certain Act of Parliament made and passed in the session of Parliament holden in the 6th and 7th years of Her Majesty's reign [cap. 94],+ intituled " An Act to remove doubts as to the exercise of power and jurisdiction by Her Majesty within divers countries and places out of Her Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more effectual," it is amongst other things enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy any power and jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath or may at any time hereafter have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a manner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory:

And whereas Her Majesty hath power and jurisdiction in the dominions of the Sublime Ottoman Porte:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased, on the 2nd day of October, 1843,$ by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to make, by Order in Council, provision for the due exercise of the jurisdiction possessed by Her Majesty as aforesaid, in the dominions of the Sublime Ottoman Porte:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased on the 19th day of June, 1844,§ by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to make, by Order in Council, further provision for the exercise of the jurisdiction aforesaid:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased on the 24th of April, 1847,|| by and with the advice of her Privy Council, to make, by Order in Council, other and further provisions for the due exercise of the power and jurisdiction aforesaid.

And whereas it is expedient at the present time to still further provide for the more efficient exercise of the power and jurisdiction customarily and as of right exercised on behalf of Her Majesty by Her Majesty's Ambassadors and other officers within the said dominions of the Sublime Ottoman Porte.

• "London Gazette" of October 2, 1857.
t Vol. XXXI. Page 984. t Vol. XXXI. Page 1022.

§ Vol. XXXII. Page 846. || Vol. XXXV. Page 1139.

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