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 2020, we distributed remunerations to our member organisations as follows:
|Association for Local Papers Editors-in-Chief||47 797|
|Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing||1 161 765|
|Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists||541 461|
|Finnish Association of Technical Publishers||391 044|
|Finnish Magazine Media Association||1 388 608|
|Finnish Music Creators FMC||640 580|
|Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild||34 006|
|Freelance Media Workers’ Association||231 538|
|Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland||817 084|
|News Media Finland||1 356 328|
|Society of Swedish Authors in Finland||59 467|
|The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers||3 580 484|
|The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organizations, Finnfoto||602 130|
|The Finnish Association of Magazine Editors-in-Chief||130 814|
|The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters||361 445|
|The Finnish Book Publishers’ Association||4 965 714|
|The Finnish Comics Professionals||76 586|
|The Finnish Critics’ Association||135 737|
|The Finnish Illustration Association||630 700|
|The Finnish Music Publishers’ Association||818 078|
|The Finnish Union of authors writing for children, youngsters and young adults||35 278|
|The Guild of Finnish Editors||72 954|
|The Society of Finnish Composers||273 302|
|The Union of Finnish Writers||199 944|
|The Union of Journalists in Finland||1 828 806|
|Tietokirjallisuuden edistämiskeskus||141 347|
|Visual Artists’ Copyright Society Kuvasto||100 997|
20 623 992 € in total