Thousands of authors and illustrators warn over 'devastating' copyright change

Thousands of authors and illustrators warn over 'devastating' copyright change

Thousands of authors, illustrators and translators have warned against potentially “devastating” changes to UK copyright laws, while the Booksellers Association (BA) has also thrown its weight behind the campaign.

The authors' warning follows the launch of the Save Our Books campaign, run by an alliance of organisations including the Publishers Association (PA), which says government plans to reconsider the UK’s approach to copyright and trade following Brexit could lead to fewer books and fewer authors.

A consultation was launched on 7th June by the Intellectual Property Office, which co...

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