§ 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.