Sunday, June 4, 2006
The Office of Fair Trading, which oversees distribution agreements between British magazine and newspaper publishers and wholesalers, has made public a proposed new set of guidelines for determining whether such agreements comply with current law. The OFT says it believes current agreements may not comply. It has been examining the current structure for some time. In response, the Periodical Publishers Association, which represents most of the publishers concerned, says it will oppose the OFT's new proposal. Read more here.