The Dutch PLR scheme opens on Monday 9 November 2020. You have until 5pm, 20 November to complete your claim.

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.

How to apply

Complete our paper Dutch PLR claim form and return it by 5pm, 20 November 2020. 

We aim to pay all eligible claimants in January 2021.