ERIC Number: ED162607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Payment to Creators for Library Loans (Public Lending Right).
These recommendations and report on Public Lending Right (PLR) drafted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe were designed to encourage the recognition of the principle of PLR and the setting up of compatible PLR schemes throughout Europe. It discusses why an agreement for PLR is necessary, and describes several methods of calculating creators' earnings, some of which are currently in use in the Netherlands, Britain, Sweden, and Germany. Other factors to be considered in planning for PLR include the source of funds, categories of libraries to be included, payment plans, and payments to translators, publishers, and authors of various nationalities. The main principles of a model library payments scheme are outlined. (Author/JAB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).