Legal copying– simple and easy

Kopinor licenses the use of copyright protected workson behalf of authors and publishers.The remuneration is distributed to the rightsholders.

Representing authors and publishers

Kopinor was established on 30 April 1980. Today Kopinor has 23 member organisations - 5 publishers' associations and 18 authors' associations.

Kopinor is empowered by its member organisations to negotiate and conclude collective agreements on copying and digital use of copyright protected works in all areas of society. By law or through bilateral agreements with Reproduction Rights Organisations in other countries, Kopinor also represents foreign rightsholders.

Kopinor is a member of IFRRO, International Federation of Reprographic Rights Organisations.

Key figures 2023

  • Total income: NOK 459,4 mill.
  • Operating expenses: NOK 51,3 mill. (11,2 %)
  • Collective remuneration paid to
    • Norwegian rightsholders: NOK 299,3 mill.
    • Sámikopiija: NOK 2,7 mill.
    • foreign rightsholders: NOK 61,5 mill.
  • Individual remuneration: NOK 25,3 mill.
  • Number of employees: 24


A cycle which benefits all of society

Kopinor offers licences for the use of copyright protected works, on behalf of authors and publishers. The remuneration is distributed to rightsholders in Norway and abroad. This is a cycle which benefits all of society.