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The Copyright Question

The Copyright Question by George Morang
By: (1866-1937)

This is a letter to the Toronto Board of Trade regarding Canadian copyrights. Morang requested an appearance before the Toronto Board of Trade but was denied. This is his letter in response. He wished to make clear his position.

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The Copyright Question

A Letter to the Toronto Board of Trade

By

GEORGE N. MORANG

Toronto George N. Morang & Company, Limited 1902

The Copyright Question

BROWN SEARLE PRINTING COMPANY 89 Wellington St. West

TORONTO, FEBRUARY 19, 1902

The Secretary , The Board of Trade , Toronto

SIR

The Council of the Board of Trade lately adopted a resolution asking that Canadian Legislation be passed, giving effect to the Copyright Bill proposed in 1895 by Mr. Hall Caine, "making it obligatory that a book shall be printed and bound in this country in order to secure Canadian copyright, and continue to be so printed and bound in order to retain such copyright, and that upon failure to print in Canada within a reasonable time, provision shall be made by which the Government may issue to a Canadian publisher a license to print in Canada , subject to such safeguards as will secure to the owner of such book a reasonable royalty upon his work." The resolution is to be forwarded to the Boards of Trade of other cities in Canada, together with the request that they join in representations to the Government asking their consideration of this important question, and urging the passing of this legislation... Continue reading book >>


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