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Recordings (Geneva Conference)

Volume 827: debated on Monday 29 November 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the result of the recent Diplomatic Conference in Geneva on the protection of gramophone records and tapes against piracy, at which his Department was represented; and if he will make a statement.

This Convention should be a great help for British recording companies, performing artists and composers, in protecting their records in foreign markets. The British delegation to the Conference is to be congratulated, particularly Mr. William Wallace, Assistant Comptroller at the Patent Office, for the part he played in initiating the negotiations and in seeing them through as chairman of the main commission at the Conference.