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Kopinor

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Kopinor
P. O. Box 1663 Vika
Oslo
N-0120
Norway
Phone
+47 23 10 74 00
Website
http://www.kopinor.no/
Chief Executive Name
Yngve Slettholm
Chief Executive Title
CEO
Key representative
Hege Døssland
Title
Director of Licensing
Key representative
Kjetil Digre
Title
Director of Knowledge and Communications
Key representative
Julie Myhre Barkenæs
Title
Director of Operations
History of the organisation
Kopinor was founded in 1980 by nine rightsholder associations. In 1986 a further twelve associations became members. Kopinor has currently 23 member associations.

In 1980 licensing of photocopying in schools commenced, and in 1986 universities and colleges, as well as government administration, were licensed.

From the 1990s Kopinor licenses copying in all areas of society, including local and regional governments, churches, organisations and businesses.

From 2009 all major agreements cover both photocopying and digital copying.
Year of incorporation
1980
Year of first distribution
1980
Year of first collection
1980
Total number of Board Members
8
How are Board Members elected
By Council of Representatives, after nomination by the different member organisations or groups of organisations. The Chairman is elected separately.
Total number of Author Representatives
5
Total number of Publisher Representatives
2
Remarks about the Board
Chair: Mr. Tom Remlov; Vice Chair: Mr. Arne Magnus
Total Number of Member Associations
23
Total Publishers' Associations
5
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
18
Remarks about the members
The Association of Norwegian Editors, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists, GRAFILL – Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication, New Music Composers' Group, NOPA Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts, The Norwegian Association of Fine Arts Photographers, Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, The Norwegian Association of Professional Photographers, Norwegian Association of the Periodical Press, The Norwegian Authors' Union, The Norwegian Society of Authors, Norwegian Comedy Writers' Association, Norwegian Critics' Association, Norwegian Media Businesses' Association, The Norwegian Music Publishers' Association, The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers' and Translators' Association, Writers' Guild of Norway, The Norwegian Publishers' Association, Norwegian Society of Composers, The Norwegian Specialized Press Association, Norwegian Union of Journalists, Norwegian Writers for Children
Staff total number
23
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Other Law
Complete repertoire through the Copyright Act (Extended collective licence).
Licensing system
Extended Collective Licence
Other licensing system
Legal licence (public exams and audio books for visually impaired)
Mandating Rights Holders
Mandates through the rightsholders' associations (member organisations) and bilateral agreements with other RROs.
REPROGRAPHIC LICENCES - Types of works licensed
All types of published material.
Types of uses licensed
Internal and educational uses, including coursepacks in higher education.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Schools, higher education, national and local government administration, churches, private and public enterprises and organisations, etc.
DIGITAL LICENCES - Types of works licensed
All types of published material, digital or print. Daily newspapers: education only. Excluded: Audio-visual material, computer software (or games) and original artwork.
Types of uses licensed
Internal and educational uses, including coursepacks in higher education. Making available of books on the internet (National Library)
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Schools, higher education, national and local government administration, churches, private and public enterprises and organisations, etc. National Library.
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
off
Other areas of licensing
The National Library makes available on the internet books (and a selection of journals/magazines) published in Norway until 2000. Licensed by Kopinor under extended collective licence.

Kopinor collects and distributes fees for use of works in public exams and the production of audio books for visually impaired (legal licences).
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used
Distributions are primarily based on statistical surveys.
Distribution methods
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution
Statistical surveys
% Author/Publisher Split
According to type of source / type of material
Visual material authors’ % share
Based on their share of copied works
Administration costs as a percentage
11,6
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
no
New developments / legislation
New Act on the Collective Management of Copyright 2021, implementing the Directive 2014/26/EU.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
27
Bilateral agreements type A with
CADRA (Argentina), Copyright Agency (Australia), Reprobel (Belgium), Access Copyright (Canada), Copibec (Canada), Copydan Writing (Denmark), Kopiosto (Finland), CFC (France), VG Bild-Kunst (Germany), VG Musikedition (Germany), VG Wort (Germany), Fjölís (Island), IRRO (India), ICLA (Ireland), EDISER (Italy), SIAE (Italy), Jamcopy (Jamaica), Stichting Reprorecht (Netherlands), Kopipol (Poland), CopyRus (Russia), CLASS (Singapore), DALRO (South Africa), CEDRO (Spain), Bonus Copyright Access (Sweden), CLA (UK), NLA media access (UK), CCC (US)
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
22
Bilateral agreements type B with
Literar-Mechana (Austria), CDR (Colombia), DILIA (Czech Republic), OOA-S (Czech Republic), Fjölrit (Faroe Islands), GCA (Georgia) OSDEL (Greece), OSDEETE (Greece), HKRRLS (Hong Kong), HARR (Hungary), Kopiken (Kenya), COSOMA (Malawi), MASA (Mauritius), CeMPro (Mexico), CLNZ (New Zealand), SAZOR (Slovenia), KOLAA (South Korea), Pro Litteris (Switzerland), URRO (Uganda), VIETRRO (Vietnam), ZARRSO (Zambia), ZimCopy (Zimbabwe)
Other agreements with RROs
Stichting LIRA (Netherlands), Repronig (Nigeria), ALCS (UK), Ivors Academy (UK), MPA (UK), MPA (US)
Total amount collected for all licensing
372 825 459.00
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
393 061 636.00
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
393 061 636.00
Amount for schools
169 451 784.00
Amount for further education
0.00
Amount for higher education
126 137 060.00
Amount for government
24 526 894.00
Amount for business
26 489 483.00
Amount for other sector(s)
37 767 633.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
0.00
Total amount collected for PLR
0.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
8 692 529.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
8 692 529.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
350 770 563.00
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
350 770 563.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
278 823 461.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
278 823 461.00
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
0.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
35 391 555.00
to collecting societies only
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
63 395 700.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
45 864 260.00
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