File relating to Whitford Report on the law of copyright which gave provisional support to the John Rylands University Library of Manchester's plan to become a copyright library. In the event, the Library was not awarded this status. Includes a copy of the Library's submission to the Committee. The proposal was effectively cancelled by the government in 1978 (see letter from Edward Parkes to Arthur Armitage, 21 December 1978).
Former reference: 579