Statement by IAF on PLR at the WIPO SCCR-Meeting


Posted on October 25, 2019, 12:31 pm
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As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 39th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), Luke Alcott spoke on behalf of the International Authors Forum (IAF) to give authors’ view on Public Lending Right after it was raised by the delegation of Sierra Leone:

At the recent Public Lending Right International Conference in London and at the side event on PLR held at WIPO during the last SCCR we had opportunities to hear about the successes of PLR systems around the world in supporting authors and cultural sectors. This has meant enabling more authors to continue to create while their work is enjoyed in libraries. Government support for libraries remains as vital as ever but Public Lending Right encourages the surge of industry support for cultural goods from local creators in indigenous languages.