RETURN 2013 will be launched in August
RETURN is an annual service provided by IVARO which distributes royalties to visual creators whose works have been reproduced in books & magazines published in Ireland.
How it works
Collective Licensing is used in situations where it would be difficult or impossible for an individual to license their rights. Photocopying of their work is one example. There is a wide range of images and visual material contained within books, magazines and journals in addition to the text. Because this visual material can be photocopied and/or scanned, it follows that the right to copy visual material should be included in photocopying licences and schemes (known as reprographic copying).
In Ireland photocopying licenses are issued to businesses and educational institutions by the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA). On behalf of visual artists in Ireland, IVARO negotiates a share of reprography licensing revenue and distributes it through the RETURN service. RETURN is available to all visual creators, not simply IVARO members. Payments are made to qualifying artists, photographers, illustrators, and other visual artists, including heirs and beneficiaries.
How to Claim
Claims may be made in August and September each year.
Frequently asked questions: RETURN FAQ
What our members say
Thanks so much!..the ‘return’ money arrived yesterday. A lovely bonus at this time of year
Thanks for looking after our interests. It’s lovely to find the little injection in my bank account.