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 2018

Rightsholder groups Remuneration (NOK)
Authors  
Non-fiction writers and translators 68 184 055
Critics  111 974
Journalists 11 925 859
Newspaper editors 1 581 452
Specialised press editors 3 054 966
Fiction writers and translators 9 424 794
Song text writers 2 971 053
Composers 5 965 428
Designers and illustrators 14 540 827
Visual artists 13 006 882
Arts and crafts 542 310
Fine arts photographers 1 003 114
Professional photographers 3 580 390
Publishers  
Books and journals 71 784 830
Music 9 026 822
Newspapers 3 148 889
Magazines 1 021 100
Specialised press 4 172 917
Total 225 047 662

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