Publishers hold seminar on public lending rights

A timely discussion on the survival of the publishing industry and public access to knowledge took place in Taipei

(12 June 2019) The publishing community held a seminar on public lending rights (PLR) at National Taiwan Museum on Tuesday (June 11) to promote public understanding of “fair remuneration.”

The event was timed to coincide with a Ministry of Culture trial period that is being scheduled to implement PLR systems. This will happen at the end of the year and compensate the publishing industry for losses caused by free loan services from libraries, which has stirred debate about whether this is fair practice.

The Taiwan News has the full story by Yu-ning Hsu.