- Canada: www.plr-dpp.ca/PLR
- UK: www.plr.uk.com/
- Australia: http://arts.gov.au/literature/lending_rights
- USA: does not have a PLR program.
Copyright collectives also exist in some countries and provide users, who have paid for a licence, with immediate, lawful and economic access to published works. The education sector is an example. Countries also ensure that publishers and creators are fairly compensated for this copying of their work. (Sadly Canadian schools and universities have refused to pay the licence fees, and writers' payments dropped significantly this year.) This payment also applies to other creatives like photographers, composers, etc. who are published. Again, all Canadian freelance writers and authors should join and register their works atwww.accesscopyright.ca/.
Also available from Access Copyright in Canada is an excellent free email course on Canadian copyright laws. Sign up at the site listed above and make yourself aware of this essential “must-have” info for writers.