Tariffs: Overview

Display on Screens

Royalty for the visualisation of electronically stored works of fine art and photography within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on publicly accessible screens is as follows per started year and per screen (net EUR per visualisation, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)). 

For a screen diagonal ofup to 35 cmup to 100 cmup to 500 cmOver and above
 3370211355

A prerequisite is that the rights to upload the picture content onto the electronic storage media used (CD/DVD etc.) must first be acquired from VG Bild-Kunst.

Postage Stamps

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on postage stamps (net EUR, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

The royalty for use on a postage stamp or similar, is as follows:

For a print run of up to 25,000,000 stamps10.000
Over and above13.000 

Books/Brochures/E-Books/CD-Rom/DVD

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in books, brochures and booklets, on CD covers or CD-ROM (net EUR per print, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

One-off print

Print run up toPage size up to1/81/41/21/12/1
250 4681015
500 812162030
1,000 1419253145
1,500 2127364556
1,750 2431405063
3.000 41516480100
5.000 577189111140
7.500 80100125156195
10.000 92116145181226
15.000 101126158198246
20.000 109137171213267
30.000 122152190239297
50.000 158197246307384
80.000 192240300375469
per every additional 10.000 2126354555

 

Digital Products (e.g. e-Books, CD-ROM, DVD)*

(Interim tariff until 31 December 2013, thereafter the tariffs, which can be downloaded at www.bildkunst.de, shall apply)

Downloads/Access up toRoyalty
2508
50016
1.00025
1.50036
1.75040
3.00064
5.00089
7.500125
10.000145
15.000158
20.000171
30.000190
50.000246
80.000300
per every additional 10.00033

Projection rights and the right to feed into digital networks need to be obtained separately. 

Video clips
The tariffs apply for every single shown work of fine art per started 30 seconds of use. The maximum charge is the triple rate. Special provisions are required for sequences from three minutes of use and more.

See also: General and Special Terms and Conditions for Licensing

Special Terms and Conditions for Licensing for Books and Brochures
(in supplement to the General Terms and Conditions)


I. Reprints

  1. The licence of VG BILD-KUNST extends only to the publication stipulated by the publishing house and the print run stipulated. For every non-authorized print run, VG BILD-KUNST charges a 100% surcharge for media monitoring in addition to the royalties according to the basic tariff without any discount.
  2.  If, after the reproduction licence has been granted for a particular print run, additional copies are reprinted or printed off unchanged within 24 months of publication of the work, this shall be deemed to have been authorized if VG BILD-KUNST was notified of the increase in advance and the differential amount within the print run bracket has been paid. This also applies to foreign-language editions with the same publisher.
  3.  Cooperation transactions with particular forms of distribution require an individual agreement.


II. Surcharges / Discounts 
Only one of the discounts within categories 3-5 may be claimed.

  1. Cover Pictures or Dust Covers
    The use of an illustration for the front cover or back cover gives rise to a surcharge of 200% on the price for use on the inside, however, the fee shall be a minimum of EUR 250 plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer) for printed products and CD/DVD covers, or EUR 150 plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer) for e-books. If the publisher promotes an e-book with the title design of the print version, but the e-book itself does not contain this image file, a fee of EUR 150 plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer) will be charged.
  2. If the invoice recipient is a full member of the German Publishers and Book Traders Association (Deutscher Börsenverein), a discount of 10% on the tariffs is granted. This discount can be combined with other discounts.
  3.  Brochures, which are not merchandise and do not bear an ISBN (e.g. the brochures of publishing houses), can be consolidated if the printed and digital versions are published at the same time. The print runs are added up and a surcharge of 10% is charged on top of the tariff for the total print run. Images in publishing brochures are not counted if the works have been licensed for the advertised publications and are shown in full and unchanged on the inside of the brochure. Images on the front cover and back cover as well as altered images (cut, overprint etc.) on the inside are subject to a licence and require a fee. A 25% discount is granted for programme brochures of cultural institutions.
  4. School Books
    A discount of 25% is granted on all school books.
    If a school book is offered on electronic storage media (CD/DVD/USB/Blu-ray etc.) or on the Internet for downloading (subject to a charge) in a version which is unchanged compared to the printed book (unchanged page layout, PDF or similar format, image files not individually integrated), said electronic derivatives may be consolidated into a single print run together with the printed edition. A download is thereby counted as a copy of the printed edition. A prerequisite is that the precise split of the print run into the individual media is designated when the request is made. A surcharge of 30% is charged on top of the tariff for the total print run.
  5.  Paperback Books 
    A discount of 25% of the tariff applicable to books is granted in the case of illustrations in paperback books, which have a width of no more than 17 cm and a height of no more than 24 cm. If the format is negligibly exceeded (up to 10% of the above-mentioned dimensions) the discount is 15%.


III. Special Provisions

  1. Monographs
    In the case of books, which are predominantly illustrated by a single author, it is possible to pay a percentage of the fee claims based on the retail price instead of the above tariffs. A special agreement is required for this.
  2. Exhibition Catalogue
    a) The previous regulation in a) was overridden by the entry into force of the Copyright Knowledge Society Act (UrhWissG) with retroactive effect from 1 March 2018. 
    b) The prior written consent of VG BILD-KUNST is required if catalogues are to be sold by the exhibiting institution after the exhibition or presentation of the collection has ended or are to be sold on the market during and after the exhibition.
    c) The previous regulation in c) was overridden by the entry into force of the Copyright Knowledge Society Act (UrhWissG) with retroactive effect from 1 March 2018.
    d) In the case of print runs of exhibition catalogues for the book trade a special discount can be granted if the total charge for fees charged by VG BILD-KUNST exceeds 10% of the net retail price. 
  3. Printed works of an advertising nature
    Image brochures, business reports, commemorative volumes for or by companies and similar publications, which do not serve to advertise the publishing house itself and which contain a high proportion of advertising, are charged according to the tariff for advertising brochures.

See also: General Terms and Conditions for Licensing
 

Labels

Royalties for the reproduction of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on labels (net EUR per print, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

Print run up toRoyalty
1.00070
2.000127
3.000185
5.000269
7.500403
10.000508
15.000685
25.0001,040
50.0001,745
100.0002,806
150.0003,867
per every additionally started 10.000141

Television Broadcasts

Royalties for the use of works of fine art and photographs in a television programme, which is broadcast in the Federal Republic of Germany, within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in television programmes (net EUR per work per 30 seconds, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

Compensation, if the average all-German market share of the television broadcasting transmitter per year is
 

Less than 2%25
From 2% to 8%125
More than 8%200

Surcharges / Discounts

  1. If repeated on the same channel within one week, 20% of the tariff will be charged.
  2. For a 7-Day-Catch-Up in the media library, 20% of the television tariff is charged. Beyond that, the film tariff applies.

Conditions

  1. The usage licence expires ten years after having been granted, unless explicitly renewed.
  2. The market share is determined on the basis of the figures according to AGF/GfK television research.

Films

Royalties for the use of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in feature films and documentary films (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer)).

1. Feature Films

Scope of RightsTerm up to5 years10 years15 years
German-speaking countries
Basic cinema tariff366549731
in addition Video/VHS/DVD146220292
in addition online*102153205
Europe
Basic cinema tariff549731914
in addition Video/VHS/DVD220292366
in addition online*153205256
World
Basic cinema tariff7319141.097
in addition Video/VHS/DVD292366439
in addition online*205256307

If only the rights for video exploitation are to be acquired the video tariff applies,

*A separate licence is required for payable online services.

2. Documentary Films

Scope of RightsTerm up to5 years10 years15 years
German-speaking countries
Basic cinema tariff210315420
in addition Video/VHS/DVD84126168
in addition online*5988118
Europe
Basic cinema tariff315420526
in addition Video/VHS/DVD126168210
in addition online*88118147
World
Basic cinema tariff420526631
in addition Video/VHS/DVD168210252
in addition online*118147177

If only the rights for video exploitation are to be acquired the video tariff applies,

*A separate licence is required for payable online services.

3. Monographic Films (films which deal with the works of only one artist)

Scope of RightsLength of the film up to (minutes)1530456060 & longer
German-speaking countries
Basic cinema tariff1.8923.4684.7305.6756.306
in addition Video/VHS/DVD7571.3871.8922.2702.522
in addition online*5309711.3241.5891.766
Europe
Basic cinema tariff2.5224.7306.6218.1989.459
in addition Video/VHS/DVD1.0091.8922.6493.2793.784
in addition online*7061.3241.8542.2952.649
World
Basic cinema tariff3.1535.9918.51310.72012.612
in addition Video/VHS/DVD1.2612.3963.4054.2885.045
in addition online*8831.6772.3843.0023.531

If only the rights for video exploitation are to be acquired the video tariff applies,

*A separate licence is required for payable online services.

The royalty for monographic films is in full settlement of the use for a period of 15 years with effect from the première.

Terms and Conditions

1. The tariffs apply per work per started 30 seconds of use. 

2. The tariff is doubled for feature films if the work of art is part of the film plot. 

3. 20% of the tariff is charged for films for institutions of higher education if the following restrictions are complied with: 

a) A maximum of 25 showings

b) A maximum period of use of 24 months

c) Solely non-commercial use or showings at festivals. The full royalty shall become due when included in commercial distribution or when broadcast by a television channel, whereby the payments already made shall be offset. 

4. If the licence is extended the tariff applicable at the time of the extension shall apply. 

5. VG Bild-Kunst (or its foreign partner companies) settles up the royalties for television broadcasts with the channels directly. 

6. Special terms and conditions apply to independent productions of the public television service. 

7. If only the rights for video exploitation are to be acquired the video tariff applies. 

8. The licence for German-speaking countries does not authorise the production of versions other than German language versions. 

9. The tariff for works of fine art and of photography in Internet films (films which are published solely on the Internet) is EUR 90 plus value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer) per work per annum and per 30 seconds of use of the work. 

Internet

Fees for the supply of works of visual art and photography within the meaning of section 2 (1) nos. 4 and 5, section 72 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) into the internet or other networks (net plus VAT at the statutory rate).
The following tariffs apply per month of use or part thereof and for up to 100,000 accesses per month. The tariff increases by 10% of the basic rate for every further 100,000 accesses or part thereof.

General terms

1. Every internet use of a work of visual art is subject to the prior consent of the rightholders.
2. It is an express requirement that the author is named.
3. Every change of the original master copy (colour, detail, proportions) is subject to prior consent.
4. A copyright notice with link to http://www.bildkunst.de is required.
5. The following tariffs are doubled in the case of use on the entry page of the website.

I. Commercial use
Among others, this category covers content that is published by organisations, businesses or private individuals in order to generate income from offers on the website. This includes e.g. chargeable access such as premium services, subscriptions, partner programmes or sponsorship.
Use is subject to prior consent, but the remuneration is at least as follows:

A. Advertising use and PR
Publications of commercial users (businesses, organisations, private individuals) for the purposes of advertising products, services or offers and for the direct or indirect promotion of sales

DurationFee per work per month and per web page EUR
1st month500.00
2nd month375.00
3rd month375.00
4th - 12th month250.00

B. Institutional, illustrative use
Publication on websites of commercial users (businesses, organisations, private individuals) for the purposes of illustration, without advertising reference to offers or other services (see section A) (e.g. illustration of company history).

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
1 90.00
2-3120.00
4-6138.00
7-10150.00
11-20222.00
21-30303.00
31-40345.00
41-50435.00

C.Proprietary art collectionsPresentation of the proprietary art collection without advertising reference to offers or other services.

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
160.00
2-380.00
4-689.00
7-10101.00
11-20151.00
21-30202.00
31-40230.00
41-50290.00
51-60346.00
61-70404.00
71-80460.00
81-90520.00
91-100576.00
101-200876.00
201-3001,126.00
301-4001,376.00
401-5001,626.00

D.Commercial use of information services/providers, publishers of newspapers and periodicals

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
130.00
2-340.00
4-646.00
7-1050.00
11-2074.00
21-30101.00
31-40115.00
41-50145.00
51-60173.00
61-70202.00
71-80230.00
81-90260.00
91-100288.00
101-200438.00
201-300563.00
301-400688.00
401-500813.00
501-1,0001,148.00
1,001-2,0001,418.00
2,001-3,0001,688.00
3,001-4,0001,958.00
4,001-5,0002,393.00
5,001-10,0002,973.00
10,001-20,0003,553.00
20,001-30,0004,133.00

Archive:                                                            25%

discountGallery archive:                                      50%

discountNewspaper/periodical/online magazine archive:    50% discount

II. Use by cultural and educational non-profit institutions

This tariff applies to charitable, cultural or educational institutions that publish cultural and/or educational content for non-profit purposes.

A. Cultural and educational content

Cultural use:All cultural content that is published by cultural non-profit organisations without a commercial or profit-making objective.Educational use:All educational content that is published by educational non-profit institutions (e.g. schools, universities) for the purposes of teaching and education without a commercial or profit-making objective.

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
115.00
2-320.00
4-623.00
7-1025.00
11-2031.00
21-3044.00
31-4050.00
41-5063.00
51-6075.00
61-7088.00
71-80100.00
81-90113.00
91-100125.00
101-200175.00
201-300225.00
301-400275.00
401-500325.00
501-1,000425.00
1,001-2,000525.00
2,001-3,000625.00
3,001-4,000725.00
4,001-5,000825.00
5,001-10,0001,025.00
10,001-20,0001,225.00
20,001-30,0001,425.00
30,001-40,0001,625.00
40,001-50,0001,825.00

B. Institutional advertising use

Publications by charitable or cultural or educational organisations for illustration and/or representation and presentation of their work (e.g. website of a school or theatre).

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
119.00
2-325.00
4-628.00
7-1030.00
11-2036.00
21-3054.00
31-4072.00
41-5090.00
51-60108.00
61-70126.00
71-80144.00
81-90162.00
91-100180.00
101-200244.00

C. Presentation of collections/use of archive by exhibition institutions

Publications by exhibition institutions (presentations of collections, reporting on past exhibitions), provided that access is free.

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
17.00
2-39.00
4-611.00
7-1013.00
11-2016.00
21-3020.00
31-4025.00
41-5032.00
51-6038.00
61-7044.00
71-8050.00
81-9057.00
91-10063.00
101-20088.00
201-300113.00
301-400138.00
401-500163.00
501-1,000191.00
1,001-2,000236.00
2,001-3,000281.00
3,001-4,000326.00
4,001-5,000371.00
5,001-6,000461.00
6,001-10,000461.00
10,001-20,000551.00
20,001-30,000641.00
30,001-40,000731.00
40,001-50,000821.00

A discount of up to 50 per cent may be granted if works are shown as whole collections or in their entirety, the resolution does not exceed an accumulated page length (length + width) of 400 pixels or 72 dpi and the image download function is technically prevented.

III.    Private use
Publication by private individuals without a commercial orientation or revenue from operation of the web page.

Number of worksFee per month and per web page EUR
1-102.00
11-50 (maximum)10.00

IV.    Pay per view
The remuneration for pay-per-view websites is 10% of the income generated from use of the works, but at least the fee under the tariff for commercial use (section I D). The fee rate of 10% is a minimum rate if the work constitutes the main component of the view and access can be multiplied individually.

V.    Downloading

A.    PDF documents
The fee for downloading illustrations that are integrated in publications is based on the corresponding tariff for digital use of the analogue product.

B.    Image data
The fee for downloading image data is 12% of the income generated, but at least €10.00 per work. The fee rate of 12% is a minimum rate if the work constitutes the main component of the view and access can be multiplied individually.

General Terms and Conditions of Business of VG Bild-Kunst
(online reproduction rights)


Preliminary note - General
VG Bild-Kunst is the German collecting society for the administration of copyrights of visual artists, photographers and other creators of visual art.
It operates within the scope of the provisions of the German Law on the Administration of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights dated 9 September 1965 (FLG I p. 1294 "UrhWahrnG" as last amended, which can be viewed online at www.gesetze-im-internet.de - UrhWahrnG).

Besides authors from the Federal Republic of Germany, VG Bild-Kunst also represents international authors through reciprocal agreements with collecting societies in other countries. The names of authors represented can be found by using our online search facility (see www.bildkunst.de - Artist search - Online rights).

Further information about membership can be obtained from the Bonn office:

VG Bild-Kunst, Weberstrasse 61, 53113 Bonn,
Tel. 0228 / 91534-0, Fax 0228 / 91534-59, email: info@bildkunst.de

Any and all use of works of visual art and of photography whose authors are represented by VG Bild-Kunst is subject to the prior consent of VG Bild-Kunst. Such consent is granted, and invoices are issued, by the Bonn office.

The tariffs are only binding for the granting of rights by VG Bild-Kunst with respect to rights of reproduction and rights of distribution that have been granted to it by the authors. They are in principle not binding for agreements entered into by authors and/or other rightholders with the users directly.

The granting of exploitation rights by VG Bild-Kunst does not include any agency-type services such as, for example, confirming location or providing master copies.

If VG Bild-Kunst grants the user any exploitation rights, such rights are always only non-exclusive licences. The user is not entitled to re-assign the exploitation rights or to grant further exploitation rights in the same.

This replaces previous tariff schedules.

University & Research Intranet

Tariffs for remunerating the copyright claims arising out of Paragraph 52a German Copyright Act (UrhG) for making works or parts of works publicly available for the purposes of teaching and research at universities and research institutions (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer))

The fee per work for universities and research institutions is

a) in the context of teaching (Paragraph 52a German Copyright Act (UrhG)

with up to 20 participants2,25
with up to 50 participants3,75 
with up to 100 participants5,00
with up to 250 participants6,25
per started additional 250 participants1,25 

 

b) in the context of own scientific research a fee in the amount of EUR 5.00. The above fees increase by 100% when audio and audiovisual works are used.

Definitions

According to Paragraph 52a German Copyright Act (UrhG):

a.) a maximum of 15% of a work, however in the case of films no longer than 5 minutes, are deemed to be "small parts of a work" 

b.) 33% of a printed work are deemed to be "parts of a work"

c.) "a work on a small scale":

- a printed work having a maximum of 25 pages, in the case of music editions a maximum of 6 pages;

  • a film having a maximum of 5 minutes duration,
  • a maximum of 5 minutes of a piece of music, and 
  • all complete pictures, photographs and other images

Terms and Conditions

  1. The public communication may always only be effected for a certain limited circle of participants in the class for the purposes of illustration in the class or by persons for their own scientific research. It must thereby be ensured through technical protective measures that unauthorised persons are not able to gain access. 
  2. A public communication in accordance with Paragraph 52a German Copyright Act (UrhG) must always be offered for the respective purpose. This is only the case if the exclusive rightsholder does not offer the work in a reasonable manner in digital form for use on the respective institution's network. 
  3. The accounting period for the fee pursuant to paragraph 1 a) is the respective educational unit (semester or trimester).
  4. The accounting period for the fee pursuant to paragraph 1 b) is the duration of the research project. 

The Re-Transmission of Television Broadcasts by Cable

Rights of film authors, film producers and creators of visual art regarding the retransmission of cinematographic works via a distribution system (net figures, subject to statutory value added tax) valid as of 1 January 2015.

Tariff Fee

User GroupAnnual flat-rate fee
1. Hotels, inns, B&Bs and other types of accommodationper roomEUR 8,31
If an additional fee is requested from guests, then the annual flat rate will increase by 30%.
2. Hospitals, long-term care institutions, rehabilitation facilitiesper roomEUR 6,75
If an additional fee is requested from the guest, then the annual flat rate will increase by 10%.
3. Prisonsper 40 connectionsEUR 246,75
per additional 10 connectionsEUR 30,45
4. Facilities for Senior Citizensper room with receiverEUR 5,95
If an additional fee is requested from residents, then the annual flat rate will increase by 10%.per room without receiverEUR 3,10

All fees are net figures and are subject to the respective statutory value added tax.

General Provisions

1. CalculationEach compensation flat rate applies for one calendar year. If the liability to compensation comes into effect in the second half of the calendar year, then only half the rate will be charged for the short financial year.Members of organisations with whom ZWF has concluded a general agreement are granted a discount in line with the conditions of the general agreement.2. Acquiring permission on timeThe flat rate compensation is subject to a corresponding flatrate contract  being concluded beforehand.3. PaymentThe compensation rates shall be due in advance on 1 February of each year.The flat rates apply regardless of the extent to which the rights granted are used.4. Scope of authorisationAuthorisation covers the rights pertaining to collecting societies that are members of ZWF – AGICOA Deutschland GmbH (Organisation for the International Collective Management of Audiovisual Works), GÜFA (Gesellschaft zur Übernahme und Wahrnehmung von Filmaufführungsrechten mbH, Society representing film performance rights), GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten mbH, Society administering film and television rights), VG Bild-Kunst, VFF (Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH, Collecting Society of Film and Television Producers) and VGF (Verwertungsgesellschaft für die Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken mbH, Collecting Society for the Exploitation Rights in Film Works).Permission shall not include any right to reproduce the broadcasts transmitted. It only covers the feed-in of television programmes received by third parties via antenna, cable or satellite and that would generally be accessible to everyone.

Calendars & Diaries - Basic Tariff

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in calendars and diaries (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer))

1. Basic Tariff

Calendars/diaries for retail

Print run up toImage formatDIN A5DIN A4DIN A3larger than DIN A3
1.000 179230275318
2.000 200254306354
3.000 221277331388
5.000 241307369426
7.500 257315382438
10.000 277333405475
25.000 372467557647
50.000 439580682780
per every additionally started 10.000 27454953

 

Advertising calendars/diaries

Print run up toImage formatDIN A5DIN A4DIN A3larger than DIN A3
1.000 269345412479
2.000 300382458531
3.000 331416497581
5.000 362459553639
7.500 388473574658
10.000 416500607714
25.000 558700834972
50.000 6598711.0231.170
per every additionally started 10.000 41677580

Surcharges/Discounts

  1. Illustrations on cover pages are subject to a surcharge of 100%. If a cover page illustration is reused on the inside, a discount of 50% is granted for the use on the inside.
  2. A discount of 20% of the above-mentioned tariffs is granted for daily calendars/diaries (1 page per day); a discount of 10% of the above-mentioned tariffs is granted for weekly calendars/diaries (one page per week).
  3. If the format of the calendar/diary is such that the height and width are each less than 30 cm, a discount of 20% is granted.

Conditions

  1. The reproduction of works in calendars/diaries with an advertising imprint shall in each individual case require the consent of the rightsholders. Therefore any intended use of the calendar/diary for advertising purposes must expressly be mentioned in the enquiry. 
  2. It is obligatory to name the author and to print a copyright notice in accordance with VG Bild-Kunst's specifications on each and every page of the calendar/diary.
  3. Calendars/diaries with exchangeable calendars or calendars/diaries with a perpetual calendar are charged according to the tariffs for individual prints.

See also: General Terms and Conditions for the Grant of Rights.

The sending of copies to order

(Joint tariff of VG Bild-Kunst and VG Wort)

In accordance with Paragraph 13(2) German Copyright Administration Act (Urheberrechtswahrnehmungsgesetz) the following tariff is announced:

Tariff governing the remuneration of claims pursuant to Paragraph 53a German Copyright Act (UrhG)

1. This tariff regulate the reasonable fee for the direct mailing of copies carried out to individual orders by public libraries in accordance with Paragraph 53a German Copyright Act (UrhG). 

The subject matter of the tariff are the dispatch by post, dispatch by fax and dispatch of a PDF file as an attachment to an e-mail solely from Germany to Germany.

The electronic dispatch of copies of works, in respect of which a separate fee agreement has been concluded between the library and the publishing houses, is not the subject matter of the tariff. Furthermore, the dispatch of copies in any other electronic form in cases where a publishing house has proven it has its own pay-per-view offering in the electronic magazine library EZB (elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek) is also not the subject matter of the tariff.

2. Articles for the purposes of this tariff are copies of newspaper and magazine articles as well as copies of small parts of other works (a maximum of 15% of a work).

3. The reasonable fee per article dispatched, in each case inclusive of the statutory value added tax, is:

a) Customer group 1: The public sector (members and employees of universities, of scientific and research institutions mainly financed by public funds and of public-sector legal entities, in each case including their members, every national library, state library, university library, regional library and library of an advanced technical college as well as every public library or specialist library, which is mainly financed by public funds – i.e. 51% and more):EUR 2.50

b) Customer group 1a: Pupils, trainees, student:EUR 1.25

c) Customer group 2: End customers who are customers in their capacity as private individuals:EUR 3.75

d) Customer group 3: Any person, who does not fall under any of the other customer groups, including commercial undertakings and natural persons, who act in their name or in their interest:EUR 15.00

e) Customer group 4: The dispatch of copies as part of the lending between libraries in accordance with Paragraph 15 Lending Regulations (Leihverkehrsordnung) ("Lending between Libraries"):EUR 1.875

4. Libraries, who dispatch copies must transmit the necessary information, which VG WORT requires to pay out the copyright royalties to the authors to VG WORT – as far as available in electronically readable form – (as far as possible: title, author, publishing house,year of publication, number of pages as well as ISSN or ISBN).

5. The report pursuant to no. 4 must be provided every quarter. The statement of account is issued by VG WORT quarterly, in each case for the three previous months with a payment term of one month.

This tariff shall enter into force on 01 January 2012. It replaces the former tariff, which was published on 24 December 2009.

Loyalty Cards/Cash Cards

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on loyalty cards, cash cards or other cards (net EUR per print, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

The minimum tariff per card is EUR 0.75. A surcharge of 100% is charged for advertising imprints.

 

Reading Circle Royalty

Tariff governing the fee for works of fine art, photography and other pictorial representations within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4, 5 and 7, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in reading circles (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer)).

The reasonable fee (angemessene Vergütung) for the use of works of fine art, of photography and all graphic design pursuant to Paragraph 27(1) German Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz) of 9 September 1965 as amended on 7 December 2008 for the renting out of copies by reading circle companies is EUR 0.57 per annum per first portfolio including all subsequent portfolios.

Merchandising

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on textiles, leather, ceramics, watches, jewellery etc. (net EUR per print, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

The royalties must be agreed with the rights holders in each individual case taking into account the sales price and the circulation of the print run. They are usually 15% of the net retail price, however at least 25% of the producer's selling price.

 

Paper Press Reviews

Tariff for the publication of works of fine art, photography and other pictorial representations within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4, 5 and 7, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in press reviews 

With effect from 01 January 2012 the reasonable fee (angemessene Vergütung) within the meaning of Paragraph 49(1) sentence 2 of the German Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz) is 5.12 cents per DIN A4 page that is copied, whereby the size of the original newspaper publication is decisive for the size. For images which are smaller than one half of a DIN A4 page the tariff is reduced accordingly. However at least a quarter page is charged.

VG Wort is entitled to collect on behalf of VG Bild-Kunst.

Placards/Posters

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) as one-off prints (placards, posters, art prints etc.) (net EUR per print, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

&nbs

One-off print
Print run up to
Image formatDIN A4DIN A3DIN A2 DIN A0larger (up to 2m²)*
100 70119202585996
250 1482524291.2452.116
500 2143656211.7993.058
1.000 3105288972.5994.419
2.000 3816481.1022.31935.428
3.000 4868262.3924.0716.921
per every additional 1.000 1622757971.3572.307

*For larger placards see the tariff for the purposes of advertising and decoration

Urcharges/Discounts

If the event being advertised by the placard is a cultural event (theatre, concert, reading etc.) a discount of 40% is granted.

Conditions

1. If a number of placards, which have not been used up for the purposes mentioned in the definition, are offered for sale, the tariff for individual prints intended for sale under point 2 shall apply to said remaining number. The special provisions stipulated in the museum contract apply to contract museums.

2. It is obligatory to name the author and to print a copyright notice in accordance with VG Bild-Kunst's specifications on each and every placard.

2. Posters

(For the sale of certain art prints, posters, sales placards, etc.)

Print run up toImage formatDIN A4DIN A3DIN A2DIN A1 DIN A0larger (up to 2m²)*
100 68109171290387463
250 1512393856538691.043
500 2674536841.1621.5461.853
1.000 4697941.1962.0312.7013.241
2.000 8401.4232.1463.6494.8555.825
3.000 1.1221.9032.8724.8826.5037.794
per every additional 1.000 2614406641.1291.4841.788

*Larger formats require a separate agreement

Surcharges/Discounts

  1. A surchage of 100 % is charged for promotional use.
  2. If the cultural event is advertised by a cultural institution (theatre, museum etc.), the surcharge according to 1. does not apply and a discount of 25% is granted instead.

Conditions

It is mandatory to name the author and to print a copyright notice accordance with VG Bild-Kunst's specifications on each and every print.

Post-/Greeting-/E-Cards

Royalties for the usage of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on postcards, greeting cards, e-cards (net EUR per image, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

Print run up toup to DIN A6up to DIN A5
50088132
1.000129193
2.000176264
3.000223335
5.000316474
7.500432648
10.000550825
15.0007841.176
25.0001.2511.876
50.0002.4163.623
100.0004.7487.121
150.0007.07910.618
per every started additional 10.000466700

Surcharges / Discounts

  1. If the image format is larger than DIN A5, the poster tariff applies. The <DIN A5 tariff applies to e-cards.
  2.  A surcharge of 50% is charged for folding cards.
  3.  A surcharge of 50% is charged for advertising imprints on the total sum until then.
  4. Digital products which are identical to the printed product are charged by consolidation with the printed print run if they are published simultaneously. The print runs are added up and a surcharge of 10% is charged on top of the tariff for the total print run.

Programmes

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in programmes etc. (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer))

Print Media

Print run up toPage size up to1/81/41/21/12/1
500425084168235
1.0005971119238333
3.0006781135269377
5.0007590150300419
10.000100120201401562
30.000121145241482675
50.000133160266533746
100.000166199332664930
per every additionally started 10.00056112129

 

Digital Products

(Interim tariff until 31 December 2013, thereafter the tariffs, which can be downloaded at www.bildkunst.de, shall apply)

Download up to Royalty
50084
1.000119
3.000135
5.000150
10.000201
30.000241
50.000266
100.000332
per every additionally started 10.00011

 

Surcharges/Discounts

1. Images on the front cover and back cover are subject to a surcharge of 50%.

2. In the case of programmes of cultural institutions a discount of 40% is granted.

Conditions

Digital products, which are identical to the printed product, are charged by consolidation with the printed print run. The print runs are added together and a surcharge of 10% is charged on top of the tariff for the total print run.

Reproductions for the Purposes of Advertising & Decoration

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on a large format for trade fairs, display windows, hoardings etc. (net EUR per print, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

Format of image/Area up to m²1m²3m²5m²10m²30m²
13865458381.5471.804
105758111.2452.3032.685
509011.2681.9533.6084.208
per every additionally started 106691141260305

Surcharges / Discounts

Cultural institutions will be granted a discount of 60% to apply for art exhibitions.


Conditions

  1. This tariff applies for a maximum period of usage of 1 year.
  2. A special agreement is required for image formats larger than 30 m².

See also: General Terms and Conditions for Licensing

The Lending of Original Works

Royalty for the lending of originals or copies of a work of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 27(2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) (net EUR per work, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).


The tariff fee is 10% of the remuneration earned from the lending not including VAT (Mehrwertsteuer) or of the value of any payment in kind or service rendered in lieu of any remuneration for the lending, but at least EUR 55 per item on loan and started period of 60 days.

See also: General Terms and Conditions for Licensing

 

Packaging

Royalties for the reproduction of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on packaging (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer))

Print run up toRoyalty
1.000706
2.000848
3.000991
5.0001.132
7.5001.271
10.0001.412
15.0001.695
25.0002.119
50.0003.180
100.0004.239
per every additionally started 10.000141

Video

(Films on AV carriers such as VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray etc.)

The following minimum tariffs (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer)) apply per work and per started period of use of 30 seconds as the royalties for the use of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) on AV carriers. 

Print runNumber of works1-45-1213-2526-49>50
100 2321181513
500 4642362925
1.000 6963544438
per every additional 1.000 5347413428

 

With monographic films 10% of the net sales price in euros is charged.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The tariff is doubled for feature films if the work of art is part of the film plot. 
  2. In the event of any re-licensing (increased print run) the tariff applicable at the time of the re-licensing shall apply. 
  3. Commercials and video clips always require a separate agreement.
  4. The minimum tariff per TV broadcast is EUR 366 per started 30 seconds of use.

The minimum tariff per month of cinema use nationally is EUR 549 per started 30 seconds of use.

The minimum tariff per month of cinema use across Europe is EUR 914 per started 30 seconds of use.

The minimum tariff per month of cinema use globally is EUR 1,280 per started 30 seconds of use.

The minimum tariff for online rights per month is EUR 708 per started 30 seconds of use.

See also: General Terms and Conditions for the Grant of Rights.

Full Text Online Search

Royalties for the publication of works of fine art, photographs, graphics, illustrations and other picture material within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) as extracts of book publications in full text search programmes (e.g. Libreka, amazon, books.google etc.) (net in EUR, plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer)).

The fee per annum and book is:

Number of Platformsup to 10 imagesmore than 10 images
1 platform0,751,50
2 platform1,503,00
3 platform2,254,50
Any additional platform0,501,00

No fee is payable for books where only the front cover is illustrated; only the use of images on the inside are accountable.

The Presentation of Works of Fine Art in Films

Compensation for the broadcasting of a) pieces of fine art and b) figures from published works (net – plus legal sales tax)

Compensation, if the average all-German market share of the television broadcasting transmitter per year is

more than 8%:       EUR 200,-
from 2% up to 8%: EUR 125,-
less than 2%:        EUR   25,-

Conditions:

  1. The compensation is due if a piece of fine art is broadcasted one-time for up to 30 seconds on a channel that is broadcasted in Germany.
  2. The permission expires after ten years unless it is explicitly renewed.
  3. The market share is determined using data produced by the television research work-ing group (AGF/GfK-Fernsehforschung).

Advertisements

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in advertisements (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer)).

Print Media

Print run up toPage size up to1/41/21/12/1
10.000 411518619806
50.000 7221.2391.7842.319
100.000 1.0351.7842.4863.233
250.000 1.3612.2723.0954.023
500.000 1.6542.9083.9415.124
1 million 2.7204.36061928.050
per every additionally started 500.000 1.0631.4232.0162.621

 

Digital Products

Downloads up toRoyalty
10.000518
50.0001.239
100.0001.784
250.0002.272
500.0002.908
1 Mio.4.360
per every additionally started 500.0001.426

 

Surcharges/Discounts

  1. Use on the front cover or back cover of a publication is subject to a surcharge of 50%. 
  2. Multiple insertions of the same advertisement in different print media are consolidated into one print run. A surcharge of 30% is charged for an insertion in 2 to 5 print media; a surcharge of 50% is charged for an insertion in more than 5 print media.

See also: General Terms and Conditions for the Grant of Rights.

Advertising & Image Brochures/Advertising Material/Business Reports

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in books and brochures (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer))

Print Media

Print run up toPage size up to1/81/41/21/12/1
1.000 229287358430668
2.000 3654585706861.066
5.000 5957449271.1171.735
10.000 5558181.0201.2291.909
30.000 9431.1781.4691.7692.748
50.000 9891.2381.5421.8582.885
100.000 1.1851.4821.8492.2283.462
250.000 2.1242.6603.3153.9956.207
500.000 2.9433.6824.5895.5318.590
1 million 3.2694.0915.1016.1479.548
per every additional started 100.000 262327408493763

 

Digital Products

Downloads up toRoyalty
1.000358
2.000570
5.000927
10.0001.020
30.0001.469
50.0001.542
100.0001.849
250.0003.315
500.0004.589
1 million5.101
per every additionally started 100.000408

 

Surcharges/Discounts

Images on the front cover and back cover are subject to a surcharge of 100%.

Conditions

Digital products, which are identical to the printed product, are charged by consolidation with the printed print run. The print runs are added together and a surcharge of 10% is charged on top of the tariff for the total print run.

Magazines – Printmedia

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in magazines (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer).

Print run up toPage size up to1/81/41/21/12/1
2.000 5757576489
10.000 57646888121
20.000 577388112159
30.000 6383112139198
50.000 83116172240329
100.000 101143235337468
175.000 117165271387538
250.000 128181307414580
375.000 148207358482675
500.000 160223391528739
750.000 208290506685956
1 million 2543576228411.176
1,5 million 3374718211.1101.555
2 million 3965559701.3111.834
Over and above 4756661.1641.5732.201

See also Digital Products: Newspapers/Magazines - Digital Products

Surcharges/Discounts

  1. Images on the front cover and back cover are subject to a surcharge of 100%.  
  2. A surcharge of 100% is charged for images in customer magazines or other magazines, which are published for a company's image or advertising purposes.
  3. A general discount of 40% of the price for 1/8 page is granted for images with a surface area of up to 24 cm² ; however, at least EUR 57 plus value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer) is charged per work.
  4. A discount of 25% is granted for images in art and church magazines as well as in magazines for school or educational use.
  5. A general discount of 25% is granted for publications in magazines with a format, which is no larger than DIN A5. However, at least EUR 57 plus value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer) is charged per work. 
  6. In the case of repetitions in the same medium a discount of 25% is granted. 

Terms and Conditions

Digital products, which are identical to the printed product, are charged by consolidation with the printed print run. The print runs are added together and a surcharge of 30% of the total print run is charged.

See also: General Terms and Conditions for the Grant of Rights.

Newspapers - Printmedia

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in newspapers (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer))

One-off publication/Print run up toPage size up to1/161/81/41/21/12/1
10.000 51606885102143
30.000 657990109136190
50.000 7996104125158221
100.000 87104125151189265
175.000 105126151181227318
250.000 119143167202254355
375.000 164197232281351491
500.000 198240290350435609
625.000 238288346415520728
750.000 269326383460574803
1 million 3273964865837271.017
Over and above 4465416768151.0151.421

Digital Products: See also Magazines/Newspapers - Digital Products

Surcharges/Discounts

  1. Images on the front cover and back cover are subject to a surcharge of 100%. 
  2.  A surcharge of 100% is charged for images in customer magazines or other magazines, which are published for a company's image or advertising purposes.
  3.  A general discount of 40% of the price for 1/8 page is granted for images with a surface area of up to 24 cm², however, at least EUR 51 plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer) will be charged per work.
  4. A discount of 25% is granted for images in art and church magazines as well as in magazines for schools and educational use.
  5. A general discount of 25% is granted for publications in magazines with a format no larger than DIN A5. However, at least EUR 57 plus VAT (Mehrwertsteuer) will be charged per work.
  6. In the case of repetitions in the same medium a discount of 25% is granted.

Conditions

The tariff for magazines is to be applied for publications of works in magazine supplements.

Newspapers/Magazines – Digital Products

Royalties for prints of works of fine art and photographs within the meaning of Paragraph 2(1) nos. 4 and 5, Paragraph 72 German Copyright Act (UrhG) in magazines (net, plus statutory value added tax (Mehrwertsteuer)

(Interim tariff until 31 December 2013, thereafter the tariffs, which can be downloaded at www.bildkunst.de, shall apply)

Downloads up toRoyalty
50025
1.00030
2.00036
3.00039
5.00050
10.00070
20.00080
30.00090
50.000100
75.000112
100.000120
per every additional 50.00043

*Changes, animations or share functions require special agreement.

Surcharges/Discounts

  1. Images on the front cover and back cover are subject to a surcharge of 100%.  
  2. A surcharge of 100% is charged for images in customer magazines or other magazines, which are published for a company's image or advertising purposes.
  3. A discount of 25% is granted for images in art and church magazines as well as in magazines for school or educational use.
  4. In the case of repetitions in the same medium a discount of 25% is granted. 

Conditions

The tariffs apply for every single shown work of fine art per started 30 seconds of use. The maximum charge is the triple rate. For sequences from three minutes of use and more special terms are necessary.