Some of the remuneration is paid out directly to the individual rightsholder. Here is an overview of the different sources of this remuneration.
Kopinor and the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training have signed an agreement for the use of published works at exams. The rights to use the works is based upon a statutory licence in the Norwegian Copyright Act (§ 13a).
The examination agreement covers public exams and national tests administrated by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training for primary and secondary schools and adult learning institutions.
The rightsholders' organisations and the State have signed an agreement for the publication of audio books for the disabled. The rights to use the works is based upon a statutory licence in the Norwegian Copyright Act (§ 17a).
The Norwegian National Library runs the Bookshelf service, based on an agreement with Kopinor. Through the service, Norwegian books published up to 2000 are made available on the internet for users with a Norwegian IP address. Books under copyright protection are not adapted for downloading or printouts. The agreement allows for individual books to be removed from the Bookshelf at the rightsholder’s request.
The remuneration is calculated on the basis of the number of pages made available, and it is paid out directly to authors entitled to NOK 800 or more per year. Other remuneration to creators is distibuted collectively. Publishers' remuneration is paid out individually if possible.
Kopinor facilitates rights clearance for copying outside the scope of the Kopinor licence, mainly in connection with the production of coursepacks. Kopinor also clears the rights for on demand publishing.
Remuneration from abroad
Kopinor has bilateral agreements with more than 30 reproduction rights organisations. These agreements authorise Kopinor to pay out remuneration claimed abroad to Norwegian rightsholders.
When the remuneration is accompanied by individual distribution data, it is paid out to the rightsholders individually. In other cases, it is distributed collectively to Kopinor's member organisations.