HC Deb 28 March 1927 vol 204 cc878-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether any recent representations have been made to the United States on the question of the American copyright law, with a view to that country adopting the provisions of the Berne Convention;

(2) whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation for the purpose of imposing upon American authors and publishers the same conditions relating to British copyright as are now imposed upon British authors and publishers seeking copyright in the United States?


No representations on the subject have been made to the United States Government. Questions concerning the protection of literary and artistic works will arise for discussion at the Conference of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works which will probably be held at Rome this year. For this reason, I am not prepared to introduce any legislation for the amendment of the copyright law at the present time.