Schemes in Development

Country Legal Operation
Albania 2016 Copyright With library exclusions and lack of a CMO no PLR system yet set up

Act gives authors exclusive lending right and right to equitable remuneration but excludes national. Educational and public libraries.

Andorra Copyright Law 1999 No system yet

Andorra’s 1999 Copyright Law, gives authors an exclusive right to authorise the rental and lending out of their works.

Armenia Copyright Law No system yet

Armenian authors enjoy an exclusive right to authorise or prohibit the lending out of their works under Copyright Law of 2006.

Bhutan Copyright Law 2001 No system yet

2001 Copyright Act gives authors an exclusive right to authorise the lending out of their works.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Enacted 2010 No system yet

The 2010 copyright law provides for a new right to equitable remuneration for lending from libraries.

Bulgaria Copyright Law 1993, 2000 No licensing arrangements are understood to be in place to enable payment to be made for lending

The Copyright Law of 1993 (consolidated in 2000) gave effect to the 1992 EU Lending Right Directive and includes lending as a type of distribution of authors’ works covered by the exclusive right of the author.

Burkino Faso Copyright Law 2010 No system yet

The new 2010 copyright law recognises lending as the exclusive right of the author.

Ethiopia Copyright Law No system yet

Ethiopian copyright law is understood to recognise lending as the exclusive right of authors.

Greece Enacted 1993 No PLR system has been set up yet. Awaiting discussions following 2017 Copyright Act amendments introducing PLR

Amendment to 1993 Copyright legislation implemented the Lending Right Directive. Further change to legislation in 2017 excludes public libraries from need to get exclusive licence to lend. Remuneration scheme to be set up. School and academic libraries exempted from PLR. Discussions between govt and rightsholders ongoing in Oct 2017.

Hong Kong Not yet established PLR scheme not set up yet pending go-ahead from government and decision on rules

No provision in Hong Kong law for PLR. Government has now (2017) agreed in principle to set up PLR system. Discussions currently on what sort of system (Oct 2017). Will pay authors and publishers.

Kazakhstan Enacted 1996 No system yet

Copyright Law provides for authors to have an exclusive right to lend and rent out their materials.

Kenya Copyright Law 2001 No system yet

Copyright Act (2001) gives rightsholders an exclusive right to control the reproduction, or distribution to the public of a work by way of sale, rental, lease, hire, loan. The Act requires a collecting society to be set up to license use of works.

Kosovo Copyright Law 2011 No system yet

New copyright law in 2011 provides for PLR. Not an exclusive right (apart from computer programs and databases) and does not apply to school libraries. Authors to receive payment for lending out of their works and to be run by a CMO.

Macedonia Copyright Law No system yet

Copyright Law has an article on public lending.

Malawi Copyright Act Draft Scheme

New Copyright Act got through Parliament Jan 2017 recognising lending rights.

March 2017: Government  working on draft PLR scheme. PLR to be funded directly by central government,  to be run by a CMO, to be paid to authors and publishers and payments to be based on book loans from pub libraries.

Mauritius Enacted 1999 No system yet

The Mauritius copyright legislation includes provisions for PLR but so far the government has not given effect to these provisions.

Moldova Draft Law No system yet

According to IFLA, in Moldova, conforming to a new draft law, libraries without commercial interest have been exempted from PLR payments.

Mozambique Copyright Law 2001 No system yet

Copyright Law of 2001 provides for the lending out of a work to be included among the exclusive rights of the author.

Portugal Copyright Law 1997 No system yet

Amendment to copyright legislation in 1997 implemented Lending Right Directive.

Portuguese law still excludes public libraries from PLR despite ECJ court ruling in 2006. Therefore no system in place. SPA has appealed to the European Commission.

Romania Copyright Law ?? No system yet

Lending Directive implemented but public libraries excluded from PLR. Draft of revised Copyright Law in 2016 include PLR provisions but final version that went to Parliament in 2017 did not have PLR.

Saint Lucia Copyright Law 2000 No system yet

Copyright Amendment Act 2000 provides authors with an exclusive lending right.

Samoa Copyright Law 1998 No system yet

Copyright Law of 1998 gives authors an exclusive right to authorise the lending out of their works.

Serbia Copyright Law No system yet

Copyright law amended to take account of EU copyright Directives enacted 1992-2004 including Lending Right Directive. Serbian authors have lending rights over their works but loans from public libraries excluded from PLR.

Singapore No provision for PLR No system yet

No provision for PLR in Singapore legislation.

There is an interest in PLR but it is behind a number of other issues in the queue in Feb 2017.

Switzerland Copyright law currently under review No system yet

Copyright law currently under review by parliament and proposals for PLR being supported by Prolitteris.

Information provided to Prolitteris as required. Changes to legislation could take a couple of years.

Turkey Copyright Law No system yet

New draft Turkish copyright law requires government to pay equitable remuneration to publishers and authors for loans of books by public libraries. School libraries exempt. Lending by University libraries to be subject to licence payable to to authors and publishers.

Draft law expected to go to parliament Nov 2017.

Ukraine Copyright Law provides for PLR Scheme No system yet

Copyright Act understood to provide for authors to have an exclusive right to license or prohibit the lending of their works.

Country

Legal
2016 Copyright

Operation
With library exclusions and lack of a CMO no PLR system yet set up

Act gives authors exclusive lending right and right to equitable remuneration but excludes national. Educational and public libraries.

Legal
Copyright Law 1999

Operation
No system yet

Andorra’s 1999 Copyright Law, gives authors an exclusive right to authorise the rental and lending out of their works.

Legal
Copyright Law

Operation
No system yet

Armenian authors enjoy an exclusive right to authorise or prohibit the lending out of their works under Copyright Law of 2006.

Legal
Copyright Law 2001

Operation
No system yet

2001 Copyright Act gives authors an exclusive right to authorise the lending out of their works.

Legal
Enacted 2010

Operation
No system yet

The 2010 copyright law provides for a new right to equitable remuneration for lending from libraries.

Legal
Copyright Law 1993, 2000

Operation
No licensing arrangements are understood to be in place to enable payment to be made for lending

The Copyright Law of 1993 (consolidated in 2000) gave effect to the 1992 EU Lending Right Directive and includes lending as a type of distribution of authors’ works covered by the exclusive right of the author.

Legal
Copyright Law 2010

Operation
No system yet

The new 2010 copyright law recognises lending as the exclusive right of the author.

Legal
Copyright Law

Operation
No system yet

Ethiopian copyright law is understood to recognise lending as the exclusive right of authors.

Legal
Enacted 1993

Operation
No PLR system has been set up yet. Awaiting discussions following 2017 Copyright Act amendments introducing PLR

Amendment to 1993 Copyright legislation implemented the Lending Right Directive. Further change to legislation in 2017 excludes public libraries from need to get exclusive licence to lend. Remuneration scheme to be set up. School and academic libraries exempted from PLR. Discussions between govt and rightsholders ongoing in Oct 2017.

Legal
Not yet established

Operation
PLR scheme not set up yet pending go-ahead from government and decision on rules

No provision in Hong Kong law for PLR. Government has now (2017) agreed in principle to set up PLR system. Discussions currently on what sort of system (Oct 2017). Will pay authors and publishers.

Legal
Enacted 1996

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Law provides for authors to have an exclusive right to lend and rent out their materials.

Legal
Copyright Law 2001

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Act (2001) gives rightsholders an exclusive right to control the reproduction, or distribution to the public of a work by way of sale, rental, lease, hire, loan. The Act requires a collecting society to be set up to license use of works.

Legal
Copyright Law 2011

Operation
No system yet

New copyright law in 2011 provides for PLR. Not an exclusive right (apart from computer programs and databases) and does not apply to school libraries. Authors to receive payment for lending out of their works and to be run by a CMO.

Legal
Copyright Law

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Law has an article on public lending.

Legal
Copyright Act

Operation
Draft Scheme

New Copyright Act got through Parliament Jan 2017 recognising lending rights.

March 2017: Government  working on draft PLR scheme. PLR to be funded directly by central government,  to be run by a CMO, to be paid to authors and publishers and payments to be based on book loans from pub libraries.

Legal
Enacted 1999

Operation
No system yet

The Mauritius copyright legislation includes provisions for PLR but so far the government has not given effect to these provisions.

Legal
Draft Law

Operation
No system yet

According to IFLA, in Moldova, conforming to a new draft law, libraries without commercial interest have been exempted from PLR payments.

Legal
Copyright Law 2001

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Law of 2001 provides for the lending out of a work to be included among the exclusive rights of the author.

Legal
Copyright Law 1997

Operation
No system yet

Amendment to copyright legislation in 1997 implemented Lending Right Directive.

Portuguese law still excludes public libraries from PLR despite ECJ court ruling in 2006. Therefore no system in place. SPA has appealed to the European Commission.

Legal
Copyright Law ??

Operation
No system yet

Lending Directive implemented but public libraries excluded from PLR. Draft of revised Copyright Law in 2016 include PLR provisions but final version that went to Parliament in 2017 did not have PLR.

Legal
Copyright Law 2000

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Amendment Act 2000 provides authors with an exclusive lending right.

Legal
Copyright Law 1998

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Law of 1998 gives authors an exclusive right to authorise the lending out of their works.

Legal
Copyright Law

Operation
No system yet

Copyright law amended to take account of EU copyright Directives enacted 1992-2004 including Lending Right Directive. Serbian authors have lending rights over their works but loans from public libraries excluded from PLR.

Legal
No provision for PLR

Operation
No system yet

No provision for PLR in Singapore legislation.

There is an interest in PLR but it is behind a number of other issues in the queue in Feb 2017.

Legal
Copyright law currently under review

Operation
No system yet

Copyright law currently under review by parliament and proposals for PLR being supported by Prolitteris.

Information provided to Prolitteris as required. Changes to legislation could take a couple of years.

Legal
Copyright Law

Operation
No system yet

New draft Turkish copyright law requires government to pay equitable remuneration to publishers and authors for loans of books by public libraries. School libraries exempt. Lending by University libraries to be subject to licence payable to to authors and publishers.

Draft law expected to go to parliament Nov 2017.

Legal
Copyright Law provides for PLR Scheme

Operation
No system yet

Copyright Act understood to provide for authors to have an exclusive right to license or prohibit the lending of their works.