This consultation seeks views on proposed technical amendments to the PLR Scheme to:
- reflect the extension of the PLR to include remote e-lending, in line with section 31 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 when commenced;
- clarify that authors resident in the UK will continue to be eligible to register for PLR following the UK’s exit from the EU; and
- remove an outdated and unnecessary requirement for authors registering for PLR for the first time, including first time posthumous applications, to provide a certificate signed by an independent witness.
The proposed changes are intended to enable the PLR Office at the British Library to continue to administer the PLR Scheme fairly and effectively when the relevant provisions of the Digital Economy Act 2017 come into force and following the UK’s exit from the EU.
Ways to respond
Consultation on the Extension of Public Lending Right
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
100 Parliament Street
London SW1A 2BQ