HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 cc209-10W
71. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, in view of recent developments in the perfection of copying machines, many firms and other organisations now photostat extracts from books, memoranda and documents and make them available to their staff or members without reimbursement to the persons possessing the copyright of the original document; and whether, by introducing an amendment to the Copyright Act or other means, he proposes to take action in this matter.

Mr. Dell

I am aware of the problem; but it is not easy to find a satisfactory solution for it. There has been much international discussion of this subject and there is to be a meeting this summer at which this country will be represented. Meanwhile, the Society of Authors and the Publishers Association have issued as a guide a pamphlet entitled "Photocopying and the Law".