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Bonus Copyright Access

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Bonus Copyright Access
Box 45006
104 30 Stockholm
Sweden
Phone
+46-(0)8-545 429 00
Website
www.bonuscopyright.se
Chief Executive Name
Nina Wadensjö
Chief Executive Title
CEO
Key representative
Mathias Willdal
Title
Legal Adviser
Key representative
Malin Hertzell
Title
Legal Adviser
History of the organisation
During the 60s it became apparent that teachers’ need for copying from books, newspapers, periodicals etc. could not be satisfied within the framework of the Swedish Copyright Act and that illegal copying was prevalent. All parties – authors, publishers and the Government (representing the educational system) – found that they had a common interest in settling the issue by agreement. When the first collective licensing agreement was signed between the Government and the rightholders' organisations the latter in 1973 formed BONUS.

Authors and publishers organisations in the newspaper and periodical sectors in 1982 formed Presskopia. Presskopia licensed the right to reproduction of articles in newspapers and periodicals for internal use within companies, organisations and authorities. In 1996 the organisations in the pictorial sector joined.

BONUS and Presskopia merged in 1999 with the new name Bonus Presskopia. The name was changed to Bonus Copyright Access in 2014.
Year of incorporation
1973
Year of first distribution
1974
Year of first collection
1973
Total number of Board Members
9
How are Board Members elected
Nine members and eight deputy members are elected by the AGM. Additional members are appointed by the member 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
Remarks about the Board
The board is composed of nine members (four author representatives, four publisher representatives and the chairman), eight deputy members (four author representatives and four publisher representatives) and three additional members (all author representatives). All twenty may attend the meetings and have the right to express an opinion. The chairman shall, according to the statutes, be impartial and independent in relation to the member associations.
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)
Staff total number
12
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Other Law
The Swedish Copyright Act has provisions on the extended effect of collective licensing agreements. The system is based on the existence of organisations representing rightholders. On behalf of their members the organisations enter into a collective licensing agreement with a user of copyright protected works. By virtue of provisions in the Copyright Act the agreement is extended to cover also works of rightholders who are not members of the licensing organisations. The users can therefore legally use all works, without the possibility of receiving individual claims from non-members or having to face criminal sanctions. The organisations are obliged to treat members and non-members equally.
Licensing system
Extended Collective Licence
Mandating Rights Holders
The members of the member organisations.
REPROGRAPHIC LICENCES - Types of works licensed
All types of works that have been made public. However, licences for internal information within companies, organisations and authorities cover only literary works and works of fine art.
Types of uses licensed
Photocopying for educational purposes, for internal information and for church services.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Educational institutions, companies, organisations, authorities and churches.
DIGITAL LICENCES - Types of works licensed
All types of works that have been made public. However, licences for internal information within companies, organisations and authorities cover only literary works and works of fine art. Audio and audiovisual works and also computer programs and games are excluded in all licences.
Types of uses licensed
Reproduction of works stored in digital form (e.g. downloads from the Internet, copying from CD-ROMs etc., printouts), digitization of works in analogue form (e.g. by scanning) and making digitized works available to the public.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Educational institutions, companies, organisations, authorities, libraries, museums, archives and churches.
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
off
Distribution methods
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution
Statistical surveys
% Author/Publisher Split
Varies between different types of material.
Text authors’ % share
33 %
Publishers' % share
37 %
Visual material authors’ % share
30 %
Administration costs as a percentage
6.9 %
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
no
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 rightholders in Germany, UK and USA. 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.
Remarks about financial data
Amount for business includes government.
Total amount collected for all licensing
289 992 184.00
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
289 992 184.00
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
277 534 025.00
Amount for schools
183 785 846.00
Amount for further education
0.00
Amount for higher education
66 920 873.00
Amount for government
0.00
Amount for business
12 051 930.00
Amount for other sector(s)
14 775 376.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
0.00
Total amount collected for PLR
0.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
12 458 159.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
12 458 159.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
340 989 297.00
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
340 989 297.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
295 169 121.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
295 169 121.00
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
0.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
78 816 937.00
to collecting societies only
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
45 820 176.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
20 127 786.00
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