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October 2017

Charter of PLR best practice

The PLR International Steering Committee launched its Charter of Best Practice at the recent International PLR Conference in Paris. The Charter sets out what the Committee sees as the key elements that should be included in a national PLR system if it is to be fair, decent and effective. The Charter is available in English, French and Spanish.

August 2017

12th International PLR Conference, Paris, September 2017

The 12th International PLR Conference will be held in Paris, 25-27 September 2017 and will be hosted by the French PLR organisation, SOFIA. More information on conference registration, hotels, the conference programme etc can be found on the conference website.

April 2017

12th International PLR Conference September 2017

The next International PLR Conference will be held in Paris, 25-27 September 2017, and will be hosted by the French PLR office, Sofia. More information on the conference arrangements will follow in the coming weeks but in the meantime please put the dates in your diaries. If you have any queries at this stage, please contact the Network Co-ordinator, Jim Parker.

November 2016

Introductory guide to PLR launched

A new introductory guide to PLR explaining how it works in different countries and how it is important for authors has been published by the International Authors Forum.

A link to the guide which is available in English, French and Spanish is also available on the International PLR website.

November 2016

European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement on elending

The ECJ has ruled that the lending of an ebook may under certain conditions be treated in the same way as the lending of a traditional book. This would mean that remuneration may be paid to authors for ebook lending under the Lending and Rental Right Directive. Full details of the judgement are not available yet but a summary may be found in the ECJ press release.

June 2016

Hong Kong PLR campaign latest

The Hong Kong PLR Alliance held an international PLR conference last month to help publicise the case for PLR in Hong Kong. Local writers and publishers were joined by an international panel of PLR specialists. A press release was issued after the conference: HKPLRA Press Conference (20160517).

June 2016


Proceedings of the 11th International PLR Conference, held in The Hague in September 2015, are now available here in electronic format.

March 2016

E-Lending Case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ)

A hearing of the Dutch e-lending case took place before the ECJ on 9 March. A report on the hearing can be found on the Dutch PLR (Stichting Leenrecht) website.

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