Reprobel is a cooperative copyright management society of the Belgian authors and publishers. It is a ‘management company’ authorised by the Minister of Economy for the copyrighted text and image works in its national and international repertoire, such as specialist literature, scientific and educational works, fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, comics, poetry, quotes, press articles, photographs, illustrations, cartoons and lyrics.
Through its 15 member management organisations, Reprobel ensures that authors and publishers receive a fair remuneration for the use of their protected works by professional users in all sectors, including the digital world. So, what you pay to Reprobel is not a tax or duty.
Since its launch, Reprobel has already distributed more than 450 million EUR to rights holders. 90% of the distributed remunerations go to Belgian authors and publishers, making Reprobel an important driving force of the Belgian creative and information sector.
The licence fees of Reprobel and the way in which it collects, manages and distributes the remunerations are actively monitored the Control unit for collecting societies at the Ministry of Economy.