ENYAN Protecting creative efforts: the rights of authors

“We are a nation of readers and this is in no small part thanks to the contribution of authors. They contribute to culture in many ways: writing the literature we cherish, scripting the television series we enjoy, the plays we connect with, the films that are ingrained in popular culture and whatever else they put their mind to.

While it should be a given that authors earn a living from their creative efforts, this is often not the case. Research undertaken by Queen Mary University of London in 2013, called What are words worth now?, revealed evidence that typical incomes of professional authors fell by 29% from 2005 to £11,000 in 2013, far below the salary required to meet the minimum acceptable living standard in the UK.”

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