Payment for Irish authors

As outlined by Nadine O’Regan (Agenda, 2/12/07), authors will be paid when their books are borrowed from Irish public libraries.

8th December, 2007

As outlined by Nadine O’Regan (Agenda, 2/12/07), authors will be paid when their books are borrowed from Irish public libraries.

The Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Bill 2007 provides a legal framework for regulations establishing a Public Lending Right (PLR) scheme.

The Irish Writers’ Union (IWU) campaigned through international PLR networks and the European Writers’ Congress for an Irish PLR scheme, to bring Ireland into line with other European countries. The IWU’s role was recognised...

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