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Counterfeit DVDs

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of the effect upon legitimate traders of the illegal trade in DVDs; and if he will make a statement. (96485)

Although the Government have not made a recent assessment of the specific effect of DVD piracy, we recognise that there is a significant effect on legitimate traders and consumers from counterfeiting and piracy in general. In order to ensure a joined up industry and Government response to counterfeiting and piracy, the Government launched the National IP Crime Strategy in 2004. The Annual Enforcement Report, published by the Patent Office, sets out the range of action being taken by Government and industry bodies to tackle this problem.