HC Deb 21 May 1981 vol 5 c133W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has any proposals to control audio and video piracy.

Mr. Eyre

The Copyright Act 1956, already makes audio and video piracy a summary offence and in addition puts the full range of civil law remedies at the disposal of the copyright owner. Piracy is one of the matters being considered in a wide-ranging review of copyright law in the wake of the Whitford Committee report (Copyright and Designs Law: Cmnd 6732). This work is well advanced and it is the Government's intention to publish a Green Paper in a few months, setting out its views and inviting public comment.