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The law allows the use of works, databases and other protected subject matter for the purpose of illustration in education and for scientific research. "Use" refers to the reproduction of a work (digital or analogue, such as a photocopy) and communication on a closed network. These exceptions are subject to strict conditions that are enshrined in law. (More information about these exceptions ).
As compensation for this possibility, a remuneration is due to authors, publishers, performers and/or producers.
This remuneration is a lump sum determined by the King,
- per pupil or student;
- for each level of education (nursery, primary, secondary, higher, university, etc.);
- per academic year and per year for researchers.
It is collected and then, redistributed to the rights holders by Reprobel