Copyright directive requirements

Understand the copyright directive requirements.

The copyright directive has basic requirements and rules that you must adhere to. Those requirements can be found here.

Compliance requirements

Each directive has different compliance responsibilities for each entity in the supply chain. As the reseller of record, Digital River (depending on the jurisdiction) will likely assume each role in the supply chain.



Register with compliance schemes to provide them with sales volume data.

Fee Administration

  • Enter fee values and product attributes.

  • Associate fees with products and categories.

  • Update fee values per required frequency.


  • Run appropriate reports to calculate the required data for each compliance scheme.

  • Submit the report to the compliance scheme per required frequency.


We report volumes and then the copyright agency invoices Digital River for the copyright levy and Digital River remits payment for the invoice to the copyright agency.

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