Government pushes plan to gag criminal authors

<p>New government proposals to stop criminals cashing in on the story of their crimes have been met with scepticism by the publishing industry.</p><p>The Home Office has put forward four options in its "Making Sure That Crime Doesn't Pay" consultation paper, including making it a criminal offence for money to be received or paid to a convicted criminal for publications about their crimes.</p><p>Other proposals include extending the self-regulatory approach already employed by the press to publishers, or continuing with the status quo. But the government's preferred option is to bring in a n...

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