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UK PLR funding unchanged until 2019

Following its recent spending review, the UK government has announced that funding for PLR will remain at its current level of £6.6 million until 2019. The British Library, which has responsibility for PLR, is proposing an increased Rate Per Loan of 7.67 pence for the February 2016 payments to authors (up from last year’s Rate of 6.66 pence). The February …

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European Authors’ Group joint statement responding to EC’s Communication on Copyright

On Wednesday 9 December the European Commission (EC) released a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, entitled ‘Towards a modern, more European copyright framework’. A group of organisations in Europe representing creators has released a joint statement responding to the Communication. The group comprises The European …

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