PA raises fears over cross-border publishing threat

<p>Territorial rights could come under greater threat in 2005 as cross-border and internet trade increases.</p><p>The PA's annual international conference last month heard that rights to publish in the UK were being hit by the import of cheaper editions from overseas publishers. There have been claims that some UK distributors have been seeking to buy cheap editions from the continent for sale here.</p><p>UK copyright law has yet to be properly tested by the import of a foreign edition, but some delegates claimed it was only a matter of time. The problem has been exacerbated by the recent w...

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