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Law Relating to Literary Copyright. By Daniel Chamier. (Effingham Wilson.)—The

formidable list of cases which Mr. Chamier prefixes to his argument suggests that the subject is not without difficulty. First, we are confronted with the question— one not to be decided off-hand--What is copyright ? Other ques- tions follow. Mr. Chamier solves them by continual reference to decisions, for indeed there is no subject on which the law is so largely judge-made as this. This will be found a useful book of reference by authors and publishers.