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Copyright Act 1956

Volume 25: debated on Friday 18 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions under section 21 of the Copyright Act 1956 there have been in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

The information available to us, which may be incomplete, is given in the following table.

Defendants proceeded against for offences against section 21 of the

Copyright Act 1956

England and Wales
YearNumber of defendants
1971
1972
19734
1974
1975
1976
197710
1978
1979
1980*3
* Tried at the Crown Court for conspiracy to contravene section 21 of the Copyright Act 1956; committed for trial in 1979.