A part 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 right to use these works is based upon a legal licence under the Norwegian Copyright Act (§ 46).
The exam agreement covers public exams and national tests administrated by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training for primary and secondary schools as well as adult learning institutions.
The rightsholders' organisations and the Government have signed an agreement for the publication of audio books for the disabled. The right to use these works is based upon a legal licence under the Norwegian Copyright Act (§ 56).
The Norwegian National Library runs the Bookshelf service, based on an agreement with Kopinor. Through this service, Norwegian books published up to and including the year 2000 are made available online for users with a Norwegian IP address. Books under copyright protection are not available for downloading or printouts. The agreement allows for individual books to be removed from the Bookshelf at the rightsholder’s request.
The remuneration for this use 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. The remaining remuneration to creators is distributed collectively. Publishers' remuneration is paid out individually if possible.
Remuneration from Bolk and Skaff
As a rule, remuneration for the use of works in Bolk (digital course material in higher education) is distributed individually.
Kopinor facilitates rights clearance for copying outside the scope of the Kopinor licence, based on authorisation from the individual rightsholder. Kopinor also clears the rights for on demand publishing through the Skaff service.
Remuneration from abroad
Kopinor has bilateral agreements with a number of foreign reproduction rights organisations. These agreements authorise Kopinor to pay out remuneration claimed abroad to Norwegian rightsholders.
When the received 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.