Friday, May 25, 2012

Writers' Union unveils updated Writer's Bill of Rights for the Digital Age

The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is releasing A Writer's Bill of Rights for the Digital Age: 2.0. It's an updated version of a document unveiled in 2011 with changes based on feedback from writers.
It's largely concerned with protecting the digital rights of writers and ensuring that they receive their fair share of proceeds from the sale of ebooks. It also calls on libraries to buy digital copies only from rightsholders or their approved licensing agencies.
"The Bill is aspirational and directional and will evolve as the landscape changes," says a message from chair Greg Hollingshead.  "We may not get to where we want to be overnight, but we hope that by working with you we will soon be able to assure writers their due rights and incomes in the digital age."

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