The law allows libraries and media libraries to lend works for educational and cultural purposes, provided that certain conditions are fulfilled.
As a compensation for this possibility, a remuneration is due to authors, publishers, performers and/or producers.
The remuneration is a fixed sum determined by the King and is made up of two elements:
- a fixed remuneration based on the collections of lending institutions;
- a proportional remuneration based on the number of loans made by the lending institutions.