Hungary has no separate law to support literature and writers.
Libraries are regulated in detail by the 1997 Act on Culture and the 2011 Act on Local Governments, the latter stipulating that local governments are “particularly” obliged to assure library supply. In settlements with a few hundred inhabitants only, the local governments fulfil this obligation by reaching joint agreements with neighbouring towns or villages. The 1999 Copyright Act regulates public lending right payments, administered by the Hungarian Literary Copyright Protection and Management Association (MISZJE).
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