The developments affecting publishing and copyright
PLS closely monitors domestic and global developments in collective licensing and copyright. We support a robust copyright framework that protects the value of publishers’ content and provides rights holders with fair recompense for its reuse. We actively contribute to consultations on legislation and cross-industry initiatives on rights-related issues.
PLS Welcomes Lords Committee’s Large Language Model Report
On 2 February 2024, the House of Lords’ Communications and Digital Committee released its report into large language models to which Publishers’ Licensing Services submitted written evidence.
Finding Balance: Westminster in 2023
A year that will comfortably fill whole chapters of future history books.
New IP Minister Announced
The government has named Viscount Camrose as the new minister with responsibility for intellectual property.
Government Announces Department Changes
Surprise changes announced to boost innovation but concern about future influence of culture department.
Government Drops Proposed New TDM Copyright Exception
Intensive opposition from the creative industries leads to rethink of exception plans.
Queen's Speech 2022- Review
The State Opening of Parliament formally opens the new 12-month parliamentary session and is a chance for the government to set out its parliamentary priorities for the next year.