The Dutch PLR scheme ran from 23 October to 17 November 2017. The scheme is now closed for applications.

We aim to pay all eligible applicants by the end of 2017.

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, particularly in France and Germany.