In 2021, we distributed a total of EUR 19 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 2021’.
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 2021, we distributed remunerations to our member organisations as follows:
|Association for Local Papers Editors-in-Chief||41 684|
|Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing||1 224 870|
|Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists||515 556|
|Finnish Association of Technical Publishers||365 664|
|Finnish Magazine Media Association||1 284 151|
|Finnish Music Creators FMC||612 141|
|Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild||36 641|
|Freelance Media Workers’ Association||179 383|
|Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland||693 621|
|News Media Finland||1 069 100|
|Society of Swedish Authors in Finland||57 977|
|The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers||3 211 924|
|The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organizations, Finnfoto||598 318|
|The Finnish Association of Magazine Editors-in-Chief||114 083|
|The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters||325 931|
|The Finnish Book Publishers’ Association||4 336 360|
|The Finnish Comics Professionals||67 713|
|The Finnish Critics’ Association||115 853|
|The Finnish Illustration Association||573 736|
|The Finnish Music Publishers’ Association||804 579|
|The Finnish Union of authors writing for children, youngsters and young adults||37 711|
|The Guild of Finnish Editors||63 623|
|The Society of Finnish Composers||277 128|
|The Union of Finnish Writers||198 652|
|The Union of Journalists in Finland||1 597 550|
|Tietokirjallisuuden edistämiskeskus||140 543|
|Visual Artists’ Copyright Society Kuvasto||71 540|
|In total||18 616 031 €