PLS has moved
19 November 2018

PLS has moved

PLS has moved office to London Bridge in central London. The new location - Shackleton House - is conveniently located for visitors, being opposite London Bridge main line and underground stations. As previously, the space is shared with CLA, ALCS and ERA.


Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same. The postal address is 5th Floor, Shackleton House, 4 Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HX.

Support the campaign to axe VAT on digital publications
24 October 2018

Support the campaign to axe VAT on digital publications

PLS is lending its support to the joint PPA/PA campaign to remove the 20% VAT rate on digital publications ahead of the budget and urges you to do so too.

The campaign, based on independent research undertaken by Frontier Economics, calls on the Chancellor to cut VAT which "costs £210 million a year and holds back growth in publishing".

A campaign website and petition have already been set up and you can sign it and let your MP know how they can support it here

Click here for more and to campaign >
Beyond Rights Acquisition: Are you maximising your revenues?
28 September 2018

Beyond Rights Acquisition: Are you maximising your revenues?

Sarah Faulder, PLS Chief Executive, moderated a plenary panel at the ALPSP Conference and Awards in September.

Starting from the observation that not all publishers are deriving maximum financial benefit from their rights, a panel of rights experts discussed a range of often under-utilised opportunities including those made possible through digitisation.

Read more and video >
Kwame Kwei-Armah addresses PLS-sponsored Breakfast
5 October 2018

Kwame Kwei-Armah addresses PLS-sponsored Breakfast

PLS sponsored a packed breakfast meeting at Barnard’s Inn on 27 September for senior figures in the publishing industry as part of the BookBrunch briefing series. PLS chief executive Sarah Faulder introduced Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of the Young Vic theatre.

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Mark Bide to retire as Chairman – Recruitment begins for his successor
27 September 2018

Mark Bide to retire as Chairman – Recruitment begins for his successor

Mark Bide, PLS Chair since 2013 completes his term of office in May 2019.

Mark has had a long and fruitful association with PLS. He conceived of the service now known as PLS Account Manager and led the work on the rights valuation. He has been – in the view of the Board – an exemplary Chairman throughout his six years at the helm and has built excellent relations with ALCS and CLA.

The process to recruit his successor is now beginning. PLS are seeking someone with “a demonstrable record of leadership in substantial roles and proven chairing and board level experience.“ For more details of the role click here.

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PLS welcomes 'step closer to new copyright directive for the digital age'
14 September 2018

PLS welcomes 'step closer to new copyright directive for the digital age'

PLS joins The British Copyright Council in welcoming the result of a vote of MEPs in the European Parliament on 12 September.

The vote moves a new copyright directive for the digital age a step closer.

Click here  for the BCC statement.

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PLS Annual Rights and Licensing Forum 2018
1 January 0001

PLS Annual Rights and Licensing Forum 2018

PLS’ 2018 Rights & Licensing Forum on Tuesday 10 July outlined the achievements of PLS and others involved in collective licensing over the last year.

 

Click here to read a summary of the whole event and selected presentations >
PLS supports British Copyright Council's statement
4 July 2018

PLS supports British Copyright Council's statement

The European Parliament is due to vote on the draft Digital Single Market Copyright Directive on 5 July 2018.

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CLA’s application for extended collective licensing: update
30 April 2018

CLA’s application for extended collective licensing: update

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has decided, in consultation with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), to withdraw its application to operate an extended collective licensing scheme.

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Have Your Say: Consultation on Document Delivery Licensing
2 March 2018

Have Your Say: Consultation on Document Delivery Licensing

Consultation on Digital Content Store (DCS) Developments

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