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Authors Face Royalty Threat From Volunteer Libraries

Posted at 7:59AM Monday 23 Jul 2012

The government is facing anger from authors shocked to discover that they are not entitled to royalties for books borrowed from libraries run by "big society"- inspired volunteers.

The Society of Authors (SoA) warns that authors may take legal action against the government over copyright infringement on loaned books.

Guardian

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