§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what representations he has received seeking an amendment to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Bill[Lords] to provide that composers, publishers and authors should be entitled to compensation for royalty income lost through multiple rental of copyright works; what response he has made to such representations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
We have had several representations from organisations seeking legal rights for authors and composers in respect of the rental of their works. However, we believe that the Bill's provisions are already sufficient to enable authors and composers to negotiate appropriate remuneration for such rental.