Bonus Copyright Access

Bonus Copyright Access

Box 45006
Stockholm
SE-104 30
Sweden
Phone: +46-(0)8-545 429 00
Fax: +46-(0)8-545 429 10
E-mail: info@bonuscopyright.se
Web: http://www.bonuscopyright.se

Chief Executive:
CEO: Christer Johansson

KEY REPRESENTATIVES
Legal Adviser: Mathias Willdal
Legal Adviser: Malin Hertzell

HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 1974

ORGANISATION
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 9
How are Board Members elected: The members and deputy members are elected by the AGM. The additional members are appointed by the organisations not represented on the board and made additional members by the board's decision.
Total number of Author Representatives: 4
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 4

Members:
Total number of Member Associations: 14
Total Publishers' Associations: 5
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 9
Remarks about the members: The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers, The Association of Swedish Professional Photographers, The Educational Writers in Sweden (LISAB), The Society of Swedish Composers, Sveriges Tidskrifter AB (Swedish Magazine Publishers), The Swedish Artists’ National Organisation, The Swedish Association of Educational Publishers, The Swedish Music Publishers Association, Swedish Picture Suppliers Association, The Swedish Publishers’ Association, The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, The Swedish Union of Journalists, The Swedish Writers’ Union, TU Service AB (Swedish Newspaper Publishers)

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1 - December 31

MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law: Yes
Common law: No
Other Law: The Swedish Copyright Act has provisions on the extended effect of collective licences. The system is based on the existence of collective organisations representing rightholders. On behalf of their members the organisations enter into licence agreements with users of copyright protected works. By virtue of provisions in the Copyright Act the licence agreements are extended to cover all rightholders. The extended collective licence confers to the user the right to exploit works of the kind referred to in the agreement despite the fact that the authors of those works are not represented by the organisations. The rationale of the system is that users may legally use all works, without the possibility of receiving individual claims from non-members or having to face criminal sanctions.

Licensing system:
Extended Collective Licence
Mandating rights holders:
Mandates through the rightholders' associations (member organisations).

LICENCES
Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: All types of works.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Photocopying for educational purposes, for internal information and for church services.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational institutions, companies, organisations, authorities, churches.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: All types of works.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Reproduction of works stored in digital form (e.g. downloads from the Internet, copying from CD-ROMs etc.), digitization of works in analogue form (e.g. by scanning) and printouts of works stored in digital form.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational institutions, companies, organisations, authorities, churches.

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Digitization and making available of Swedish newspapers, periodicals and doctoral theses.

DISTRIBUTION
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used: Distributions are based on statistical surveys.
Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: Yes
Full reporting: No
Sampling: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: No
Possibility to be copied: No

AGREEMENTS
Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 9
Bilateral agreements type A with: CCC (USA), CLA (UK), Copydan Writing (Denmark), Copyright Agency (Australia), Fjölís (Iceland), Kopinor (Norway), Kopiosto (Finland), NLA Media Access (UK) and VG Wort (Germany).
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 1
Bilateral agreements type B with: Fjølrit (Faroe Islands).
Other agreements with RROs: Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige (the Visual Copyright Society in Sweden) for transfer of remuneration for pictorial to ARS, GAG and VAGA (USA), DACS (UK) and VG Bild-Kunst (Germany). The Society of Swedish Composers, The Swedish Music Publishers Association, The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for transfer of remuneration to US rightholders in music.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total amount collected for all licensing:
SEK 236,647,000.00 (+/- EUR 24,803,165.29)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
SEK 236,647,000.00 (+/- EUR 24,803,165.29)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
SEK 227,296,000.00 (+/- EUR 23,823,079.34)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
SEK 9,351,000.00 (+/- EUR 980,085.94)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
SEK 161,275,000.00 (+/- EUR 16,903,364.43)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
SEK 40,375,357.00 (+/- EUR 4,231,774.13)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
SEK 201,650,357.00 (+/- EUR 21,135,138.56)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 9.5410 SEK