Publishers warn mooted copyright change is 'concrete threat' to industry

Publishers warn mooted copyright change is 'concrete threat' to industry

Leading publishers have added their voices to warnings about a government-mooted change to copyright, saying it could "degrade quality" across the trade and is a "concrete threat" to the industry.

Last week an alliance of organisations including the Publishers Association, Society of Authors, Association of Authors’ Agents and the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society revealed a united front urging opposition to a revision of the UK’s copyright law on an issue known as rights exhaustion. The Save Our Books campaign says government proposals to revise the UK’s approach to copyright and tr...

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