In 2019, we distributed a total of EUR 16 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 2019.’
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 Critics’ Spurs, Warelius Award, Topelius Prize, Mikael Agricola Award, Science Journalist Award, Rudolf Koivu Prize and Finlandia 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 2019, we distributed remunerations to our member organisations as follows:
|Finnish Periodical Publishers’ Association||1 444 258|
|The Finnish Association of Magazine Editors-in-Chief||114 810|
|Society of Swedish Authors in Finland||41 058|
|The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organizations, Finnfoto||432 872|
|Freelance Media Workers’ Association||150 265|
|Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland||553 357|
|Visual Artists’ Copyright Society Kuvasto||75 054|
|The Finnish Illustration Association||441 818|
|Association for Local Papers Editors-in-Chief||41 950|
|The Guild of Finnish Editors||64 029|
|The Finnish Newspapers Association||1 088 808|
|The Finnish Comics Professionals||65 181|
|The Finnish Critics’ Association||115 518|
|The Union of Journalists in Finland||1 547 320|
|The Union of Finnish Writers||122 574|
|The Finnish Book Publishers’ Association||3 699 623|
|The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters||276 441|
|Finnish Music Creators FMC||596 985|
|The Finnish Music Publishers’ Association||777 065|
|The Finnish Union of authors writing for children, youngsters and young adults||18 319|
|Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild||13 190|
|The Society of Finnish Composers||269 834|
|Finnish Association of Technical Publishers||269 571|
|Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing||508 347|
|Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists||442 310|
|The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers||2 629 220|
|Tietokirjallisuuden edistämiskeskus||146 503|
15 946 280 € in total