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Month: October 2010

Writers’ rights – PLR under threat

Writers’ rights – PLR under threat

As part of Dave and Gideon’s bonfire of quangos, it looks like the Public Lending Right administration system will be dismantled and the admin staff made redundant. For the uninitated, the PLR is the payment that each author receives when their works are borrowed from a public library. Currently, it stands at around 6p per loan. At the moment, the PLR payments themselves are not under threat, but is this the thin end of the wedge? Unless you’re Katie Price…

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