Publishers' rights

Publishers are entitled to remuneration for any reproduction of their written editions for private use.

The right of a publisher to this remuneration runs for 50 years as from the work being lawfully issued.

The Copyright and Related Rights Act provides for a special right of publishers in the first edition of unreleased free copyright works, which runs for 25 years as from the date of the first lawful publication of the work or its communication to the public. 

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