SoA calls on government to commit to future EU copyright law

Ahead of Brexit and the imminent General Election, the Society of Authors has called for a commitment from the next government to follow future EU copyright law and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy, and to remain within Creative Europe or else increase domestic funding for the arts. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 19:26:00 UTC ]
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EU copyright law passes final hurdle

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Pullman and SoA call on government to tackle online book piracy

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Trade welcomes new EU copyright law as MEPs approve reform

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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

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EU 'breakthrough' on new copyright directive

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