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United States (Copyright Laws)

Volume 23: debated on Monday 10 May 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade what representations have been made by his Department to the United States Government about the effect on trade with the United Kingdom of the American copyright laws.

The British Printing Industries Federation, which is most directly affected by this, has been campaigning against the United States copyright laws including lobbying United States senators directly. We are fully in support of its case and both our embassy and the representative of the European Communities in Washington have made a number of formal and informal representations in the past year, protesting strongly against possible continuation of the so-called United States manufacturing clause.