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    Becoming a member – The advantages for you

    VG Bild-Kunst is an association founded by authors (artists, photographers and film writers) for the administration of their rights. For its members and the members of foreign sister societies, it manages all the copyrights in the visual sector that, for practical or legal reasons, individual authors are unable to exercise themselves.

    The duties of VG Bild-Kunst

    Collecting and distributing lump-sum copyright royalties (e.g. the private copying royalty, press review royalty, etc.), licensing and enforcement of individual rights (e.g. resale royalty rights, reproduction rights of visual artists), boosting the political and legal force of copyright protection (e.g. statements of position on proposed legislation, conclusion of general agreements) This brings benefits for authors and users alike. For the authors, because individually they are often not in a position to effectively defend their rights, and for the users, because they can obtain all the rights they need from one source.