Collective remuneration

Norwegian rightsholders have established a system of collective distribution. Most of the collected remuneration is distributed through the member organisations.

The distribution to the rightsholders' organisations is based on what is copied, following a key negotiated among the various organisations. It is subsequently up to the organisations to pass the remuneration on to the rightsholders. 

Members and non-members of the organisations are to be treated equally.

Collective distribution 2020

Rightsholder groups Remuneration (NOK)
Authors  
Non-fiction writers and translators 79 947 952
Critics  115 164
Journalists 12 413 599
Newspaper editors 1 609 937
Specialised press editors 3 252 480
Fiction writers and translators 13 003 457
Song text writers 3 453 770
Composers 6 264 432
Designers and illustrators 15 899 240
Visual artists 14 144 466
Arts and crafts 595 405
Fine arts photographers 1 037 607
Professional photographers 3 714 837
Publishers  
Books 76 808 142
Music 9 754 960
Newspapers 3 213 343
Magazines 1 013 938
Specialised press 4 223 350
Total 250 466 079

The author/publisher split (photocopying)

The following distribution keys applies to the division of remuneration between Norwegian authors and publishers for photocopying:

  Authors Publishers
Textbooks, reference books, sheet music, religious publications, other publisher-produced material    
– All areas except textbooks and sheet music in universities and colleges 50 % 50 %
– Textbooks in universities and colleges 60 % 40 %
– Sheet music in universities and colleges 75 % 25 %
Non-fiction / prose books    
– All areas except the schools and universities/colleges 70 % 30 %
– Schools 75 % 25 %
– Universities and colleges 60 % 40 %
Original works of fiction, government publications and reports 75 % 25 %
Collected literary works, songbooks,  journals    
– All types of material except poetry/lyrics in songbooks 60 % 40 %
– Poetry/lyrics in songbooks 50 % 50 %
Newspapers and magazines 70 % 30 %

Further division of remuneration between authors and publishers

The authors' share of the remuneration is linked to reprographic reproduction of various types of material and the relevant breakdown among them. Each individual type of material and the type of source in which it is found give an indication of which groups of authors are entitled to remuneration.

The publishers' share of the remuneration is linked to the various types of sources and the relevant breakdown among them. Each individual source category/type of publication copied, and the type of material copied, give an indication of which publisher categories are entitled to remuneration.

    Contact

  • Susanne Levin Senior Executive Officer, Distribution
    Email: spl@kopinor.no Phone: 23 10 74 30