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Royalties for press works subject to mutual agreement

Updated: 16:13’ - 20/06/2014

From June 1, authors or copyright holders of press articles or journalistic works will receive full royalties from users or publishers within 60 days after their articles or works are published. Royalties levels will be agreed upon by the two parties.

As provided by Government Decree No. 18/2014/ND-CP of March 14, on royalties in the field of press and publication, authors of works for internal circulation or used for non-commercial purposes will be entitled to royalties lower than those of the same genre used for commercial purposes. 

Royalties or remunerations payable to authors or copyright holders and persons engaged in performing jobs related to press works or publications will be decided based on their genres, quality and impacts on socio-economic development, this Decree’s provision to encourage the creation of such works and specific regulations of press agencies using such works or contracts on use of works between authors and publishers.

Royalties levels payable to work authors must not be lower than remunerations payable to persons performing jobs related to works of the same genre.

Authors of works for children, ethnic minority people and survey reports; Vietnamese authors writing directly in foreign languages; and authors who create works in difficult or dangerous conditions or in special circumstances may be entitled to higher royalties compared to other authors.   

Authors of creative or research works may enjoy royalties higher than those payable to authors of translation, adaptation, conversion, collection, editing or selected works.

Authors of works originally presented in Vietnamese and then translated into another language for other kinds of press presentation or publication of the same press agency may enjoy royalties under regulations of such agency.

Co-authors may reach agreement on royalties sharing. Press works republished by press agencies with original sources quoted from other press agencies are subject to their agreements on information sharing and regulations on copyright and royalties and entitled to royalties agreed upon by such agencies.-


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