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VICE"CHANCELLOR'S COURT. Ftn. 15. MURPHY V. ELLIOT. Mr K. Bruce said he was instructed by Mr Murphy to apply for an injunction ex parte to restrain a piracy of his famed "Weather Alma- nack." The pirated copy had been pub'iely so (i for one penny each in the streets, and wotild be found on comparison to he but slightly varied by a few colourable alterations from Mr Murphy's original. His Honour said he had himself looked into the almanack of the plaintiff, and observed, on a com- parison with that 01 the defendant, it would be found that the many blunders of the former were copied into the defendant's book; and though there might arise a question whether a plaintiff C, iiiid have protection to a copyright of what was manifestly wrong, still the fact of the very blunders being pirated also justified the Court in interfering c.r parte. His Honour le- remarked that the predictions in the original had been once or twice wonderfully right, It was only wonderful they were not more frequently wrong. He believed the notoriety of the book had arisen from the fortunate guess on the coldest day of the season, that the thermometer would then indicate "probably the lowest degree of temperature." Injunction granted.

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