DACS has recently received a sum of royalties from the Netherlands, and therefore we will be opening the Dutch PLR scheme in 2017. The scheme will be open for applications from Monday 23 October – Friday 17 November.

Continuation of the Dutch PLR scheme

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 Australia.

How to apply

We will contact all past claimants with details of how to apply in early October. For all new claimants please register your interest by emailing plr@dacs.org.uk

Last updated: 31 August 2017