How are the public lending rights distributed ?

The share of the public lending right remuneration for the rights holders of sound and audiovisual works is currently estimated at 16.5%. Auvibel distributes this share. Auvibel is the collective copyright collecting society that represents the three categories of rights holders – authors, producers and artists – each for 1/3 as prescribed by law.

Reprobel pays the remaining 83.5% (which are related to literary, journalistic, educational and scientific works, but also sheet music, photographs, scripts, illustration...) to the authors’ and publishers’ collective management organisations, with the exception of the share for the foreign rights holders. The distribution between each of the rights holders is regulated by these societies. As legally prescribed, 70% of the remuneration is distributed to authors, and 30% to publishers.

The agreement stipulating the initial distribution between Auvibel and Reprobel has been extended on the 21st of February 2013 and concerns reference year 2010 up to reference year 2012.

Click here for more information on the distribution of the public lending right remunerations (this content is only available in French and Dutch):

Chiffres clés 2013
Kerncijfers 2013