6 OCTOBER 1866, Page 2

A paper prepared by Mr. A. 'Trollops was read before

the Association on Thursday on "International Copyright." Mr. Trollope made some new points. America, he said, had more readers than England and fewer authors, and the real obstacle to

a copyright treaty was not the piratical bookseller, but Congress. That body fancies that stolen goads meet be cheap, but, oddly enough, they are not so. •All can steal alike, and consequently no publisher can reckon on & Itirge•isale. To covet himself therefore he charges a large price, mid bciekO sold hare at 2s. 6d. often cost a dollar in America. The'true Interest Of the public is to enable some one publisher to appeal in safety to the desire of the multi- tude for cheapness, and this he cannot do unless he can acquire a real property in copyright. Mr. Trollope has, we believe, hit the real difficulty, and suggested the only way to remove it. Prove to the Free Schools that their books would be cheaper for copy- right, and we shall have it.