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OF THE

IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT

TOGETHER WITH

TREATIES NEGOTIATED

BETWEEN

HER MAJESTY TIIE QUEEN

AND

FOREIGN POWERS

OTTAWA

PRINTED BY SAMUEL EDWARD DAWSON
LAW PRINTER (FOR CANADA) TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY

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AT THE COURT AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, THE 8TH

DAY OF AUGUST, 1899.

Present :

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

Lord Chancellor,
Lord President,

Lord James of Hereford,
Sir Fleetwood Edwards.

WHERI

HEREAS on the 9th day of September, 1886, a Convention (hereinafter

called the Berne Convention) with respect to the protection to be given by way of copyright to the authors of literary and artistic works was concluded between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and certain foreign countries therein named, and on the 5th day of September, 1887, the ratifications of the said convention were duly exchanged between Her Majesty and the said countries ;

And whereas by an Order in Council dated the 28th day of November, 1887, and made under the authority committed to Her Majesty by the International Copyright Acts, 1814 to 1886, Her Majesty was pleased to make provision for giving rights of copyright throughout Her Majesty's dominions to the authors of literary and artistic works first produced in any of the said foreign countries, and otherwise giving effect throughout Her Majesty's dominions to the terms of the said Berne Convention, and an English translation of the said convention was set out in the first schedule to the Order in Council, now in recital ;

And whereas since the date of the said Order in Council herein before recited, the Principality of Montenegro acceded to the said Berne Convention, and by an Order in Council dated the 16th day of May, 1893, the provisions of the said Order in Council of the 28th day of November, 1887, were extended to the said Principality ;

And whereas an additional Act to the said Berne Convention was agreed upon between Her Majesty and certain foreign countries (including Montenegro) for the purposes of varying the provisions of the said Berne Convention, and the ratifications of the said additional Act were on the 9th day of September, 1897, exchanged between Her Majesty and the said foreign countries parties thereto;

And whereas by an Order in Council dated the 7th day of March, 1398, and made under the authority, aforesaid, Her Majesty was pleased to make provision for varying the hereinbefore recited Order in Council of the 28th day of November, 1887, and otherwise giving effect to the said additional Act throughout Her Majesty's dominions so far as regards the foreign countries parties thereto (including Montenegro), and an English translation of the said additional Act is set forth in the schedule to the Order in Council now in recital ;

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