Regev forms committee to reexamine Books and Authors Law

A government committee will review the law regulating book prices and authors’ royalties, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev said Wednesday, at the start of Hebrew Book Week.

“The People of the Book deserve books at affordable prices,” Regev said at a special meeting in the Knesset to discuss the Books and Authors Law, which the minister said cast a shadow over Book Week festivities.

“I am very concerned by the ramifications of the law,” she added. “Fewer citizens are going into bookstores and everyone is hurt by that. We need to keep a balance between book prices and protecting authors.”


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