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Small Payments, Big Support to Local Writers

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(Well said, except that to tell your readers why it is necessary to implement the Public Lending Right legislation is only part of the story. The government's reluctance to conduct a meaningful study on the issue is where the news lies. As a matter of fact, Mr Lee has approached the government on the issue some three years ago but was given a cold-shoulder and Lee was visibly disgusted at the authorities' delaying tactics.)


April 8, 2014

Wong Yik Man, Sherman


Hong Kong Public Lending Right Alliance Convenor Derek Lee emphasized that pursuing for public lending right in Hong Kong was not for writers to earn big money but just to support the local cultural industry by small payments from public libraries.


Publishers and writers in Hong Kong advocating for public lending right had raised concerns about increasing the financial pressure of the governments and taxpayers. Derek Lee, Hong Kong Public Lending Right Alliance Convenor, who had over twenty years’ experience in publishing, emphasized that payments from public libraries on lending right was not for writers to earn a fortune. He expected a few dollars would be charged each time lending a book, and there would be an upper limit and no charge for repeatly lending the same book.


“This is all about meaningfulness,” said Lee, “We hope to promote local cultural industry, letting writers know that people lending their books is also a kind of recognition, that the government support them, and encourage them to write more and other creations would be derived.” He believed the payment would not be an extra burden to the government comparing to the 700 million dollars per year of expenditure on public library service, and the public would also benefit if publishers become more willing to invest and more young writers emerge in the future.



--115111 2014年4月8日 (二) 17:49 (UTC)

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