[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Intellectual Property
Don Foster (Bath, Liberal Democrat)
I apologise to you, Mr Caton, and to the other hon. Members, but as Pete Wishart knows, I have to leave the Chamber in a few minutes. I am slightly disappointed that in an excellent speech, the hon. Gentleman has not made it absolutely clear what option 5 from the IPO with regard to educational exceptions means. It means in effect that an author could write a textbook, one copy could be printed and thereafter multiple copies could be made in schools throughout the land for children in those schools to use, with no reward going to the author and therefore not a cat in hell’s chance of that author ever bothering to write again.