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Copyrights (Usa)

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 1 June 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount paid to and received from the United States of America during 1946, 1947 and 1948, respectively, for the acquisition of copyrights, film rights and dramatic performance rights.

Remittances to the U.S.A. in respect of copyright in literary, dramatic and musical works amounted to approximately £600,000 in 1946, £1,000,000 in 1947 and £1,150,000 in 1948. I regret that no information about receipts is available.