January 27, 2022

Expect Legislation Allowing For the Remote Lending of eBooks in the UK

From the Public Lending Right (PLR) Web Site:

Matt Hancock, Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, confirmed earlier this week that the government is bringing forward the legislation that will extend Public Lending Right to include the remote lending of ebooks.

Tom Holland, Chair of the PLR Advisory Committee, welcomed the announcement for all those registered for PLR.

“The recent commitment by the government to getting UK PLR on remote ebook loans is excellent news for authors, and a welcome demonstration of how PLR is moving with the times.”

Currently, authors can register ebooks in anticipation of the new legislation and the future qualification of the loans for PLR.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.