Auvibel is the collecting society for the private copying of protected works. Authors of artistic or literary works cannot oppose the copying of their works in the family circle. In compensation, they are entitled to a remuneration for the private copying of their works and performances.
The remuneration is paid to Auvibel by the manufacturer, importer or intra-Community purchaser of media that can be used for the reproduction of protected works or of devices that allow such reproduction, when these media and devices are put into circulation on the national territory. The remuneration is applicable to devices allowing private copying (e.g. memory cards, USB keys, MP3 players, smartphones, …).
The members of BAPP invoice this Auvibel remuneration to their customers and then pay it to Auvibel. Non-payment of this fee will result in sanctions.