Authors of scientific works are also entitled to the distributions of VG Wort. Thus, you can also claim your entitlement free of charge and without assigning further royalties. You will receive an information sheet from us after your manuscript is received and also here.
The Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort determines the royalties annually depending on the income of the society.
You can find more detailed information as well as the ability to post your publication online on VG-Wort’s homepage.
A number of other countries have societies similar to VG-Wort that aim to offer a financial compensation to intellectual property owners by charging fees and accordingly, issuing royalties.
In Austria, Literar Mechana is responsible for aiding intellectual property owners: www.literar.at
Meanwhile, authors in Switzerland should refer to the homepage of Swissperform: www.swissperform.ch