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Wednesday July 28, 2021 at 11:22am

That could happen if the UK government changes how copyright works.

Save Our Books is a campaign by UK authors, literary agents, publishers and other supportive partners to prevent the government from heading the wrong way on copyright. Keep reading to learn how you can support us and prevent irreparable damage to one of the UK’s biggest and most vital creative industries.

The UK is home to internationally acclaimed writing and publishing, its book trade a dynamic, multi-faceted cultural force creating stories and characters that inspire, entertain and educate on page, stage and multiple screens.

Think of a story, any story. Novel, picture book, history, essential handbook, memorable memoir. Any character, author or poem you love. Paddington, the Gruffalo, Zadie Smith, John Le Carré, Sylvia Plath, Bernardine Evaristo – name your own favourite. Bestsellers, prize winners, debuts, translated masterworks, beloved childhood books and evergreen classics – each one shaped in the hope that all their creators would receive a reasonable share for their work.

Weakening copyright would diminish, damage, and potentially destroy all of this.

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