Stichting OPR manages press publishers’ rights (PPR) on behalf of a large part of the Dutch news media, thus offering Dutch news media more control over how their online news content is distributed and helping to prevent improper use of that news content.
OPR’s collective management of PPR offers a central point in the Netherlands for rights holders to outsource rights management of PPR, as well as an outlet where internet platforms can obtain the licences associated with these rights.
Press Publishers’ Right (PPR) make it easier for news media to decide for themselves where and under what conditions their news content is shared online, just as has been the case for film and music productions for some time now. PPR thus supports a sustainable and pluralistic media landscape, in which independent journalism informs citizens and contributes to a healthy democracy.
More specifically, PPR means that third parties like internet platforms need permission from news media to use online news content. In a number of countries, PPR legislation has already led to concrete agreements between platforms and rights holders, now this will also happen in the Netherlands.