Public lending right
The PLR scheme has existed since 1946, and in 2018 Denmark was the first country in the world to pay PLR for e-books and net audio books. PLR is paid on the basis of books, e-books, audio books, music and visual art, which are available in Danish and that can be borrowed from Danish public and school libraries.
Grants for books:
The vast majority of PLR is paid for books; approximately DKK 180 million. The number of recipients registered in the PLR scheme in April 2019: 27,108
Recipients of grants for books in 2019: 10,504
Total amount paid on 12 April 2019: DKK 181.1 million.
Grants for music, audiobooks and e-audiobooks:
Paid to the artists (musicians, composers, soloists, directors, etc.) and readers of audio books. More than DKK 6 million are available in the payment fund.
Grants for visual art:
Paid for original art, graphics and photographs that can be borrowed from the country’s libraries. Nearly DKK 190,000 million are available in the payment fund.