By the acts 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 15, and 5 & 0 Vict c. 45, the author of a play, opera, or musical composition, or his assignee, lias the sole right of representing or causing it to be represented in public at any place in the British dominions during the same period as tlie copyright in the work exists. The right Is distinct from the copyright, aud requires to be separately registered. Sweet.