Consultation outcome

Consultation on technical amendments to the Public Lending Right Scheme

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The Government having considered the consultation responses, the PLR Scheme was varied and section 31 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 was commenced to extend the Public Lending Right to include remote lending of e-books and e-audiobooks.

Feedback received

Government Response to Consultation on Technical Amendments to the Public Lending Right Scheme

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Detail of feedback received

DCMS ran a three week public consultation from 4 - 24 May 2018 on proposed technical amendments to the PLR Scheme.

We received 8 responses, these included key organisations for the sector representing authors, libraries, publishers, and booksellers. The government concluded that stakeholders welcomed the technical amendments to the PLR Scheme.

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation relates to proposed technical amendments to relevant secondary legislation for the Public Lending Right (the PLR Scheme) so is aimed at authors and others with an interest in the PLR.

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Consultation description

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
  • remove an outdated and unnecessary requirement for authors registering for PLR for the first time, including first time posthumous applications, to provide a certificate signed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.

Documents

Consultation on Technical Amendments to the Public Lending Right Scheme

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Government Response to Consultation on Technical Amendments to the Public Lending Right Scheme

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Published 4 May 2018
Last updated 7 June 2018 + show all updates
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