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(in the UK) the right of authors to receive payment when their books or other works are loaned out by public libraries.
- ‘I can't say that it was a bestseller, but it was bought by quite a few public libraries, and the public lending right payments show that it is being read.’
- ‘I know that the books are read, because I receive income from the public lending right scheme.’
- ‘This novel has tremendous narrative grip and has commanded a readership second only to Watership Down in the public lending right figures.’
public lending right/ˈˌpəblik ˈlendiNG ˌrīt/
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