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Scotland Act 1998

Section K2: Public Lending Right
Purpose and Effect

This Section reserves the public lending right.

General

The Public Lending Right Scheme is a scheme for payments to authors in respect of copies of their books which are lent out to the public by public libraries.  Annual payments to authors are based on loans of their books in a sample of UK library authorities.  The scheme and the central fund provided by Parliament to pay for it are administered by a Registrar of Public Lending Right.

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Reservation

Legislative competence in regard to the public lending right is reserved by reference to the subject-matter of the Public Lending Right Act 1979.  The 1979 Act establishes the framework for the scheme, the details of which are set out in rules made under sections 1 and 3 of the Act, and provides for the appointment of the Registrar of Public Lending Right.

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