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.