Rue du Trône 98b1
Phone: +32 2 551 03 24
Fax: +32 2 551 08 85

Chief Executive:
Managing Director: Benoît Proot
Chief Executive Email:

Deputy Managing Director / General Counsel: Kurt Van Damme

Year of first distribution: 2001

Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 15
How are Board Members elected: 8 members are elected by the authors’ CMOs and 7 by the publishers’ CMOs
Total number of Author Representatives: 8
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 7

Total number of Member Associations: 15
Total Publishers' Associations: 7
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 8
Remarks about the members: Reprobel members are Belgian CMOs representing rightholders of reprographic, publishers & PLR remuneration rights for text and visual works. Authors' CMOs : ASSUCOPIE, deAuteurs, JAM/SAJ, SABAM, SACD, SCAM, SOFAM and VEWA. Publishers’ CMOs : COPIEBEL, COPIEPRESSE, LICENSE2PUBLISH, REPRO PP, REPROPRESS, SEMU, LIBRIUS and SABAM. (*) SABAM is represented in both the Authors' and the Publishers' College but is counted as only one Reprobel member.

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1 - December 31

Type of National legislation :
Civil law: Yes
Common law: No

Licensing system:
Legal Licence
Other licensing system: None.
Mandating rights holders:
Indirect representation via authors' and publishers' CMOs (text & visual). Non-represented rightholders can claim directly from Reprobel however. Scope of mandate (all rightholders) is defined by law under legal licence.

Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: Text works (Authors' College): Journalistic, literary, scientific/educational texts, photographs, other texts, musical works (excluding sheet music). Text works (Publishers' College): Books, Newspapers, Magazines, musical works (excluding sheet music), Other. Visual works (Authors' College): Photos, other visual & graphic works.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): As determined by law. Reprobel has no activities beyond legal licences scope yet, but some member CMOs do (mandate based licensing).
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational institutions, Public authorities, Institutions for public lending and Private sector (including copy shops)
Pilot Projects : None.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: None yet.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): New educational legal licence (2017) covers some digital acts (see above).
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: None yet. Education / scientific research institutions in the near future (legal licence).

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No

Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used: 'Waterfall' distribution method. Reprobel distributes to member CMOs, which in turn pay out to individual authors or publishers.
Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: Yes
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: No
Full reporting: No
Sampling: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: No

Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 25
Bilateral agreements type A with: Bilateral agreements type A with : Copyright Agency (Australia), Litterar-Mechana (Austria), Access Copyright (Canada), Copibec (Québec), CFC (France), VG Wort (Germany), ICLA (Ireland), JAAC (Japan), Pro Litteris (Liechtenstein and Switzerland), Luxorr (Luxemburg), Reprorecht (The Netherlands), Kopinor (Norway), Copyrus (Russia), Dalro (South Africa), Cedro (Spain), CLA (UK), CCC (USA), CopyDan (Denmark), SIAE/NLI (Italy), Polska Kziaska (Poland), OSDEL (Greece), Kopiosto (Finland) / & Stichting PRO (Holland, PLR Flemish Community only)
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 12
Bilateral agreements type B with: Bilateral agreements type B with : Cad (Argentina), DHK (Croatia), HKRRLS (Hong-Kong & Macau), HARR (Hungary), Fjölis (Iceland), JAMCOPY (Jamaica), KOPJAMALT (Malta), MASA (Mauritius), CEMPRO (Mexico), Repronig (Nigeria), LITA (Slovakia), KORRA (Korea)


Total amount collected for all licensing:
€ 16,855,405.00
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
€ 14,728,786.00
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
€ 14,124,788.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
€ 603,998.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
€ 16,211,083.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
€ 1,737,085.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing:
€ 17,948,168.00