Phone: +46-(0)8-545 429 00
CEO: Christer Johansson
Legal Adviser: Mathias Willdal
Legal Adviser: Malin Hertzell
HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 1974
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 9
How are Board Members elected: The members and deputy members are elected by the AGM. The additional members are appointed by the organisations not represented on the board and made additional members by the board's decision.
Total number of Author Representatives: 4
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 4
Total number of Member Associations: 14
Total Publishers' Associations: 5
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 9
Remarks about the members: The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers, The Association of Swedish Professional Photographers, The Educational Writers in Sweden (LISAB), The Society of Swedish Composers, Sveriges Tidskrifter AB (Swedish Magazine Publishers), The Swedish Artists’ National Organisation, The Swedish Association of Educational Publishers, The Swedish Music Publishers Association, Swedish Picture Suppliers Association, The Swedish Publishers’ Association, The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, The Swedish Union of Journalists, The Swedish Writers’ Union, TU Service AB (Swedish Newspaper Publishers)
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 Swedish Copyright Act has provisions on the extended effect of collective licensing agreements. The system is based on the existence of organisations representing rightholders. On behalf of their members the organisations enter into a collective licensing agreement with a user of copyright protected works. By virtue of provisions in the Copyright Act the agreement is extended to cover all rightholders. The extended collective licence gives the user the right to exploit works of the kind referred to in the agreement despite the fact that the rightholders to those works are not represented by the organisations. The users can therefore legally use all works, without the possibility of receiving individual claims from non-members or having to face criminal sanctions.
Extended Collective Licence
Mandating rights holders:
The member organisations' members.
Types of works licensed: All types of works that have been made public. However, licences for internal information within companies, organisations and authorities cover only literary works and works of fine art.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Photocopying for educational purposes, for internal information and for church services.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational institutions, companies, organisations, authorities, churches.
Types of works licensed: All types of works that have been made public. However, licences for internal information within companies, organisations and authorities cover only literary works and works of fine art. Audio and audiovisual works and also computer programs and games are excluded in all licences.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Reproduction of works stored in digital form (e.g. downloads from the Internet, copying from CD-ROMs etc., printouts), digitization of works in analogue form (e.g. by scanning) and making digitized works available to the public.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational institutions, companies, organisations, authorities, libraries, archives, churches.
Public Lending Rights: No
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used: Distributions are based on statistical surveys.
Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: Yes
Full reporting: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: No
Possibility to be copied: No
Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 9
Bilateral agreements type A with: CCC (USA), CLA (UK), Copydan Writing (Denmark), Copyright Agency (Australia), Fjölís (Iceland), Kopinor (Norway), Kopiosto (Finland), NLA Media Access (UK) and VG Wort (Germany).
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 1
Bilateral agreements type B with: Fjølrit (Faroe Islands).
Other agreements with RROs: Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige (the Visual Copyright Society in Sweden) for transfer of remuneration for pictorial to ARS, GAG and VAGA (USA), DACS (UK) and VG Bild-Kunst (Germany). The Society of Swedish Composers, The Swedish Music Publishers Association, The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for transfer of remuneration to US rightholders in music.
Total amount collected for all licensing:
SEK 263,185,150.00 (+/- EUR 26,764,682.25)
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
SEK 263,185,150.00 (+/- EUR 26,764,682.25)
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
SEK 249,785,145.00 (+/- EUR 25,401,965.26)
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
SEK 13,400,005.00 (+/- EUR 1,362,716.99)
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
SEK 173,710,990.00 (+/- EUR 17,665,584.29)
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
SEK 17,480,289.00 (+/- EUR 1,777,662.53)
Total amount distributed from all licensing:
SEK 191,191,279.00 (+/- EUR 19,443,246.82)
The exchange rate of 1 January 2018 was applied, being EUR 1= 9.8333 SEK