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Korean Society of Authors

KOSA, Korean Society of Authors
1020, Olympia Center Bldg,
828-10 Yoksam-dong - Gangnam-gu
SEOUL
06239
Korea, South
Phone
+82 2508 0440
Fax
+82 539 3993
Website
http://www.ekosa.org/en
Chief Executive Title
President
DaeWoo Kwon (MR)
Purpose
KOSA is a non-profit organization, established in 1984. The aim of its business activities is to provide copyright protection for authors, artists and other copyright holders. As a copyright management organization, KOSA collects and distributes to its members copyright fees.
The scope of the collective management of the KOSA covers literary works, photographic works, dramatic works, cinematographic works, and artistic works.
Year operations began
May 1984
Members
Members(total) : 4,955
Types of members
Members type Members Number Rate
Literature 2,828 57%
Academic 1,679 33%
Visual arts 448 10%
Total 4,955 100%
Financial Year
1 January to 31 December
Financial Data
In 2015, the total revenue resulted from KOSA’s collection was 1,689,334,434 Korean Won (equivalent to US$ 1,481,222.65) and distributed 1,424,571,954 Korean Won (equivalent to US$ 1,249,076.68) to its members. In 2015, the total revenue arising out of remuneration was 164,752,833 Korean Won (US$ 144,456.67) and the total royalty revenue was 1,523,776,443 (US$ 1,336,060.01).

In 2016, the total revenue resulted from KOSA’s collection was 1,766,657,119 Korean Won(equivalent to US$ 1,558,173.50) and distributed 1,534,222,941 Korean Won (equivalent to US$ 1,353,168.94) to its members. . In 2016, the total revenue arising out of remuneration was 244,437,257 Korean Won (US$ 215,648.22) and the total royalty revenue was 1,522,219,862 (US$ 1,342,937.68).

In 2017, the total revenue resulted from KOSA's collecton was 1,777,039,386 Korean Won(equivalent to US$ 1,658,459) and distributed 1,990,475,709 Korean Won (equivalent to US$ 1,857,653) to its members. In 2017, the total revenue arising out of remuneration was 144,629,124 Korean Won (US$ 134,978) and the total royalty revenue was 1,632,410,262 (US$ 1,523,481).
New Developments
KOSA has been cracking down on illegal publications and particularly entered into collective agreements with educational book publishers since 1989. From the year of 1996, KOSA has been making agreements with broadcasting companies and collecting royalties on broadcasting copyrighted materials. Recently, KOSA has concluded agreements with visual art organisations such as museums and galleries.

In addition, KOSA has made agreement with KORRA about photocopy by copy machines. All types of uses, such as use by entire or partial publication, internet, E-book, TV, radio, advertisement, and other types, to use copyright works except partial photocopy by copy machines are directly licensed by KOSA.
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Title
Vice-president
Title
International Relations
E-Mail
Name
MR GYOOHO LEE (MR)
Name
MR TAEWON JEONG (MR)