The Directive recognised for the first time the director of a film as an author of the audiovisual work, but for the purpose of this Directive only. It provided for a rental and lending exclusive right to authors, with an unwaivable right to equitable remuneration for the rental when the exclusive right is transferred. It addressed collective management as a model for the management of the equitable remuneration right, but it is not a requirement. Member States can derogate from exclusive public lending right, provided that authors at least obtain remuneration for such lending.
The legislative text: codified by 2006/115/EC.