The Dutch PLR scheme runs this year from 28 October to 15 November 2019. The scheme will be open between those dates for applications.

We aim to pay all eligible applicants by the end of 2019.

How it works

To be eligible, your work must have been published in a UK book which has been translated into Dutch and published in the Netherlands. 

The PLR revenue DACS receives from the Netherlands has been declining due to libraries lending less books and the closure of many small libraries throughout the region. As the receipt of future PLR revenue is not ensured, we cannot guarantee the scheme will continue to run annually.

To counter this, DACS is continuing to research other territories where we believe there may be lending revenues being generated for you and are putting together guidance on how you can claim any royalties you might be due. This year, we announced a partnership with VG Bild-Kunst to collect and distribute royalties to artists and estates with work published and exhibited in Germany.


To apply, simply complete our paper Dutch PLR claim form and return it by Friday 15 November, 2019. We aim to pay all eligible applicants by 31 December, 2019.