20th August 1990

IFPI representatives in Prague

In August 1990, Prague was visited by three top representatives of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) – Sir John Morgan, the new President; Ian Thomas, the Director General; and Ian Haffey, the IFPI’s legal advisor and anti-piracy co-ordinator. The objectives of their visit included assessment of the post-1989 development in Czechoslovakia and its significance for its recording industry’s co­llaboration with the IFPI, including in terms of abatement of the fast-expanding piracy. During his visit to Supraphon, Sir John Morgan and the label’s repre­sentatives discussed the issue of rental offices (in public libraries and department stores), stressing the necessity of settling their obligations towards copyright holders.