To the website of the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group
The creative industries form a hugely significant part of the UK economy and will have a major role to play in our efforts to establish a more financially stable future. These industries are built around the talent and hard work of creative individuals and I am therefore delighted to be involved with this group at such an important time for creators.
The digital environment presents both opportunities and challenges for writers and there are many questions ahead concerning how best the new technology can be harnessed to achieve a balance between access and fair reward. Debates over copyright will no doubt continue in the coming years and I look forward to working with members of the All Party Writers Group to ensure that the writer’s voice is heard in these important discussions at the appropriate level.
John Whittingdale MP
Chair of the APWG
For details of the questions of interest to writers being asked in Parliament this week, click here.
The Sieghart independent review of E-lending in Public Libraries has been published
View the report The Government have responded to the Sieghart independent reivew of E-lending in Public Libraries
View the Government response
ALCS have prepared a briefing note on the issue of E-Lending in Public Libraries
View the briefing note