Association of Copyright Collective Administration for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works

KOPIPOL, Association of Copyright Collective Administration for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works

ul. Warszawska 21 lok. 31,
Kielce
25-512
Poland
Phone: +48 41 341 54 39
Fax: +48 41 341 54 47
E-mail: kopipol@kopipol.pl
Web: www.kopipol.pl

Chief Executive:
Chairman: Mieczysław Poniewski

HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 1998

ORGANISATION
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 6
How are Board Members elected: By the General Assembly
Total number of Author Representatives: 5
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 1

Members:
Total number of Member Associations: 82
Total Publishers' Associations: 4
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 0
Total Rights holders represented: 482
Remarks about the members: Members of KOPIPOL are authors of scientific and technical works and publishers of these works.

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1 – December 31

MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law: Yes
Common law: No
Other Law: The basis for the whole system of collective management has been formed by the Act on Associations, as all collective management organizations in Poland must be formed as societies and by the Act on Copyright and Related Rights of 4 February 1994 (Law Journal 2016, item 666), which determines requirements, obligations and specific rights of collective management organizations.

Licensing system:
Equipment levy and Operator's fee

LICENCES
Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: On the basis of the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and National Arts (Ministry of Culture and National Heritage today) KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of scientific and technical works.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of technical and scientific works within all fields of exploitation specified in the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and Arts, which are: fixation, reproduction of copies of works by any technological means, including printing, reprography, magnetic or digital recording, introduction into circulation, lending, rental, screening, communicating to the public, broadcasting, reemission, making the work available to the public in such a way that anyone can have access to it at a place and time chosen. KOPIPOL is also authorized to collect levies from producers and importers of reprographic devices and also from copy shops.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of scientific and technical works.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of technical and scientific works within all fields of exploitation specified in the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and Arts, which are: fixation, reproduction of copies of works by any technological means, including printing, reprography, magnetic or digital recording, introduction into circulation, lending, rental, screening, communicating to the public, broadcasting, reemission, making the work available to the public in such a way that anyone can have access to it at a place and time chosen.

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No

DISTRIBUTION
Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: No
Full reporting: No
Sampling: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: No
Possibility to be copied: No

AGREEMENTS
Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 1
Bilateral agreements type A with: KOPINOR [Norway]
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 11
Bilateral agreements type B with: 1) Literar Mechana (Austria); 2) COPY-DAN (Denmark); 3) KOPIOSTO (Finland); 4) ProLitteris (Switzerland); 5) VG Wort (Germany); 6) OSDEL - Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (Greece); 7) Stichting Reprorecht (Holland); 8) DILIA (The Czech Republic); 9) LITA (Slovakia); 10) C.F.C. - Centre Français d'exploitation du droit de Copie (France) and 11) Cedro - Centro Espanol de Derechos Reprográficos (Spain).

FINANCIAL DATA

Total amount collected for all licensing:
PLN 9,456,274.73 (+/- EUR 2,151,990.06)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
PLN 9,496,274.73 (+/- EUR 2,161,092.97)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
PLN 9,448,071.59 (+/- EUR 2,150,123.25)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
PLN 8,203.10 (+/- EUR 1,866.80)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
PLN 7,413,551.75 (+/- EUR 1,687,122.06)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 4.3942 PLN