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FJØLRIT

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 13:20
FJØLRIT
Postboks 62
Tórshavn
FO-110
Faroe Islands
Website
http://fjoelrit.fo/
Chief Executive Name
Høgni Reistrup
Chief Executive Title
Chairman of the Board
Key representative
Niels Jákup Thomsen
Title
Board member
Key representative
Helle Thede Johansen
Title
Board member, webmaster and accounts
Key representative
Heidi Durhuus
Title
Administrator
Phone
+298238600
History of the organisation
Fjølrit was founded in 1992 and is owned by the authors, writers and publishers of texts and sheet music. We are a non-profit organization, offering reproduction agreements that enable educational institutions as well as businesses to legally use copies of copyrighted text, pictures and sheet music in their work.

Until 2014 the remuneration we received under the reproduction agreements was distributed as financial support upon application from artists. As the Faroese authorities took over the responsibility for copyright, a new law came into force in 2015. Henceforth, the remuneration we receive under the reproduction agreements shall be distributed individually to the rights holders whose works are being copied.

The first agreement under the new law was signed with the Ministry of culture on behalf of the Exam office, higher education and secondary schools on aug. 4 th 2017. The first remunerations will be in 2019.
Year of incorporation
1992
Year of first distribution
1994
Year of first collection
1993
Total number of Board Members
3
How are Board Members elected
Board members are elected annually by the council of representatives at the annual general meeting.
Total number of Author Representatives
1
Total number of Publisher Representatives
1
Remarks about the Board
1 representative for composers.
Total Number of Member Associations
6
Total Publishers' Associations
1
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
5
Total Rights holders represented
500
Remarks about the members
The associations represent rights holders of printed and digital material - authors, translators, journalists, photographers, illustrators, composers and publishers. Fjølrit is based on the extended collective licence system where the rights holders are represented through their organisations. The member associations represent about 500 individual rights holders.
Staff total number
1
Remarks about staff
Heidi Durhuus, administrator, digital design and communication.
Employed from 1 April 2018.
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
1 January – 31 December
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Common Law
Other Law
The extended collective licence system. The system is based on the existence of collective organisations representing the rights holders. On behalf of their members, the collective organisations enter into agreements with users of copyright protected works within certain areas.
Licensing system
Extended Collective Licence
REPROGRAPHIC LICENCES - Types of works licensed
All types of published material, both on paper and digital, except audio-visual works and pictorial art which does not appear in a textual context.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Primary schools, secondary schools, commercial and technical schools, teacher training colleges, folk high schools, music schools, universities, other institutions of higher education, the public administration and governmental departments, municipalities, private enterprises, public and private organisations, etc.
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
off
Distribution methods
Title-specific distribution
Sampling
Administration costs as a percentage
20
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
no
Remarks about administrative and other costs
The administrative costs will be high for a time, as the organization must act according to new law and therefore change distribution of the remunerations from distributed as financial support upon application from artists, to individual to the rights holders whose works are being copied.
New developments / licensing
Re-signed a framework agreement with the 27 municipalities (out of 29) from 2018 and signed with the 28. municipality for the first time. The agreement covers copyrighted material for educational use and in-house use.
Other new areas of development
Signed a collaboration agreement with the Faroese publicly funded education material publisher, Nám for translating and maintaining an online learning platform about copyright, FjølNám.
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
5
Bilateral agreements type B with
Fjølis, Kopinor, CopyDan Writing, Bonus Copyright Access, Kopiosto
Remarks about financial data
Due to the re-establishing phase since 2018, Fjølrit is still one year behind in payout for some agreements.
Total amount collected for all licensing
2 805 488.88
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
2 805 488.88
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
2 805 488.88
Amount for schools
2 345 295.55
Amount for further education
0.00
Amount for higher education
397 919.30
Amount for government
845.00
Amount for business
0.00
Amount for other sector(s)
441 993.33
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
0.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
0.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
990 327.45
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
990 327.45
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
990 327.45
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
990 327.45
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
0.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
0.00
to collecting societies only
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
0.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
698 310.93
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