Screenrights collects and pays certain secondary royalties in Australia and New Zealand. Screenrights pays the following types of royalties:
- Australian educational copying royalties
- Australian educational communication royalties
- Australian retransmission royalties
- Australian government copying royalties
- New Zealand educational copying royalties
- New Zealand educational communication royalties
See here for more information about the royalties Screenrights collects and distributes.
Screenrights also has arrangements in place with international copyright collection societies to collect certain secondary royalties for the rights they administer. These societies hold the following types of royalties:
- Retransmission royalties
- Private Copying levies/royalties
- Other Copying (Educational) royalties
- Public Lending royalties
- Public Performance royalties
If you wish to be paid any of the above secondary royalties for a particular program, you will need to ensure that your agreements provide you with the relevant rights. We have included some sample contract clauses below to highlight the language that may be used to establish entitlement to Screenrights royalties.
These rights may also be referred to broadly as, for example, “Collecting Society Rights”, “Copyright Royalty Collection Rights” or “Secondary Royalty Rights”. Secondary royalties may be also referred to by their specific name (e.g “Retransmission Royalties”), or may be referred to broadly as, for example, “Screenrights Income” or “Collecting Society Income”. Always seek advice from a legal practitioner on whether your contract provides for rights to secondary royalties.