In 2022, we distributed a total of EUR 20 million of copying remunerations in Finland. The copying remunerations collected from educational institutions, businesses and the public sector are distributed to our member organisations on the basis of copying surveys.
Our member organisations distribute the compensations they receive to authors and publishers in the field they represent in the form of grants or direct compensation or otherwise provide services that benefit them. More information about grants financed by copying remunerations and the related application processes is available at our member organisations that receive remunerations. You can find the organisations receiving the compensation under the heading ‘Copying remunerations paid to member organisations in 2022’.
Authors and publishers who are not members of Kopiosto may also receive copying remunerations on certain grounds.
The organisations representing authors distribute more than half of the compensations they receive to authors in the form of various grants. They use the rest of the remunerations to provide such services as copyright counselling, education and communication, for example. Two thirds of the copying remunerations distributed to organisations that represent publishers are forwarded to publishers as direct compensations.
The copyright remunerations we collect are used to fund several awards in the field of culture, such as the Finlandia Prizes of literature, Critics’ Spurs, Warelius Award, Topelius Prize, Mikael Agricola Award, Science Journalist Award and Rudolf Koivu Prize.
The member organisations must distribute the compensations to benefit authors and publishers in their field. We perform annual surveys on how our member organisations use the copying remunerations they receive. We submit these reports to the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Kopiosto Board of Directors.
We also distribute remunerations for the copying of foreign material to such foreign organisations with whom we have entered a reciprocal agreement concerning the distribution of copying remunerations.
In 2022, we distributed remunerations to our member organisations as follows:
|Association for Local Papers Editors-in-Chief
|Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing
|1 409 758
|Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists
|Finnish Association of Technical Publishers
|Finnish Magazine Media Association
|1 323 619
|Finnish Music Creators FMC
|Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild
|Freelance Media Workers’ Association
|Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland
|News Media Finland
|1 161 873
|Society of Swedish Authors in Finland
|The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers
|3 368 305
|The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organizations, Finnfoto
|The Finnish Association of Magazine Editors-in-Chief
|The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters
|The Finnish Book Publishers’ Association
|4 409 501
|The Finnish Comics Professionals
|The Finnish Critics’ Association
|The Finnish Illustration Association
|The Finnish Music Publishers’ Association
|The Finnish Union of authors writing for children, youngsters and young adults
|The Guild of Finnish Editors
|The Society of Finnish Composers
|The Union of Finnish Writers
|The Union of Journalists in Finland
|1 702 354
|Visual Artists’ Copyright Society Kuvasto
|19 694 603 €