Letter - CIPR skewed the facts in its NLA criticism...

In your article, 'MPs fall in behind CIPR in cuttings monopoly spat' (28 April) the CIPR did not have a good grasp of the facts.

The NLA does not have any 'regulatory' or 'pseudo-regulatory functions' as the CIPR claims.

In fact, the NLA is one of a number of the UK's 'collecting societies' - far from being regulators, these are subject to statutory control by the law and ultimately the Copyright Tribunal.

Further, the NLA does not have sole rights to sell copyright licences as alleged.

Martin Stevenson, MD, NLA.

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