ABOUT US 聯盟簡介

 

「香港授予公共圖書館圖書借閱權聯盟」終於2013年成立。發起人為本港出版業界、作者及著作版權持有人,組成聯盟之團體包括:教育圖書零售業商會、香港作家聯會、香港書刊業商會、香港出版學會、香港出版總會、香港教育出版專業協會、香港圖書文具業商會、香港動漫畫聯會、香港小說會、香港出版人發行人協會、香港版權影印授權協會、香港中小企書刊業商會、香港流行圖書出版協會。

一如知識產權自動歸於其創作者,「授予公共圖書館圖書借閱權」(簡稱「授借權」)是由香港出版書籍的版權持有人(作者/出版商)擁有。公共圖書館每次把版權作品借予公眾,即構成使用該作品一次,版權持有人應獲得保障與補償。建立「授借權」機制是為了維護知識產權,讓香港出版業界及作者得到公平的回報,從而促進出版行業健康發展,吸引更多年輕人投身創意產業,推動本土文化。

 

Hong Kong Public Lending Right Alliance was established in 2013 and formed by local publishing industry, authors and copyright holders, including Educational Booksellers’ Association, Federation of Hong Kong Writers,Hong Kong Book & Magazine Trade Association, Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society, Hong Kong Publishing Federation, Hong Kong Association of Education Publishing, Hong Kong Book & Stationery Industry Association, Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation, Hong Kong Novel Association, Hong Kong Publishers & Distributors Association, Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society, Hong Kong SME Publications Associationand Hong Kong Tradebook Publishers Association.

As intellectual property is automatically attributed to its creators, public lending right (PLR) is owned by local copyright holders (authors or publishers). Copyright holders should be protected and compensated, as it constitutes the use of the copyright work once public libraries lent it to the public. The establishment of PLR mechanism can protect the intellectual property and ensure a fair return for Hong Kong publishing industry and writers, so as to promote healthy development of the publishing industry, attract more young people to join the creative industries, and promote local culture.