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Films And Video Tapes (Copyright)

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade if he will introduce legislation to provide for criminal penalties for those persons who copy without authority film or video tapes; and if he will make a statement.

It is a criminal offence under section 21(1) (a) of the Copyright Act 1956 to make for sale or hire an unauthorised copy of a copyright film or video tape in the knowledge that it infringes copyright.