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Below are downloadable copies of the Society's (and other organisations') responses to recent Government consultations, Select Committee inquiries and other papers.

An open letter from the chair of the Educational Writers Group on the importance of textbooks

'A Textbook Case'

BBC Royal Charter Review

A reponse to the Government's national consultation

DCMS enquiry into the extension of PLR to the rights of holders of books in non-print formats

Society of Authors' submission

CMS enquiry into support for the Creative Economy

Society of Authors' submission

CMS Select Committee Inquiry into Library Closures

Society of Authors' submission

Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE) Feasibility Study

Society of Authors' submission

ALCS submission

IPO Phase 1 diagnostic report

Draft Defamation Bill


Libel Reform submission

Publishers Association submission

Booksellers Association submission

The Government's response

Society of Authors' response

Defamation Bill 2012-13

Defamation Bill documents

EC Investigation into Publishers' Agency Pricing

Society of Authors' submission

Education Select Committee Inquiry into the Administration of Examinations for 15-19 year olds in England

Society of Authors' submission

Elending in Public Libraries in England

Society's response to The Independent Sieghart review

Society's report on PLR and royalties from library elending

Fair Contracts Campaign

CRA letter to Ed Vaizey on unfair contracts

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (House of Lords Committee Stage)

Society of Authors briefing note

The Value of the Publishing Industry (House of Lords Debtate, 6 February 2013)

Society of Authors briefing note

Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

British Copyright Council submission

Creators' Rights Alliance submission

Publishers Association submission

Society of Authors' submission

IPO consultation on copyright duration

SoA submission

IPO Consultation on Copyright in Europe

Society of Authors' response (part 1)

Society of Authors' response (part 2)

IPO Consultation on Introducing a Small Claims Track into the Patents County Court

British Copyright Council submission

JURI Report on Harmonisation of Copyright in Europe

ALCS & SoA joint paper

Office of Fair Trading Investigation into the proposed Amazon/TBD merger

Society of Authors' submission

An article about Amazon by Steve Johnson in The Author

Open Access Concerns

SoA's letter (April 2014)

Public Consultation on the review of EU copyright rules

SoA's response

PLR and volunteer-run libraries

SoA response to proposed increase on PLR rate per loan

Society of Authors' response to the DCMS planned transfer of PLR functions

SoA letter to Louise Mensch MP, Select Committee on Libraries

SoA submission to the DCMS consultation on its proposals to transfer responsibility for managing the PLR scheme to another public body

The Independent Henley Review of Cultural Education

Society of Authors' submission

The Henley Review

The Government's response

Read the Guardian article: Henley review of cultural education backs arts in the national curriculum




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