Copy and Photocopy organizations


Kopinor is an organization of copyright holders, established in 1980. Kopinor represents all holders of copyright and producers of materials such as books, newspapers, magazines, sheet music and the like. Kopinor's primary agenda consists of, at the behest of its members, to enter into and to sustain equitable agreements with all institutions and activities in Norway involved in photocopying and similar reproduction of copyrighted materials. Kopinor collects payment for photocopying from books, newspapers, magazines, sheet music through agreements with primary schools, secondary schools, institutions of higher education, state, county and township administrations and a number of organizations within the realms of industry, finance, law, accounting etc.

Norwaco is a copyright organization that enters into agreements regarding the secondary use of copyrighted audio or motion picture materials. They collect payments for the use of these materials and distribute them to the copyright holders.

Clara is a website featuring information about rights clearance for copyright-protected material in Norway. The website is operated by the Clara Association, established by the following Norwegian rights management organisations: BONO, FONO, GRAMO, Kopinor, LINO, Norwaco and TONO.




Copyswede is a co-operative economic association owned by its 14 member organizations.
Its members are the organizations that represent Swedish authors and performers. Through these member organizations, Copyswede is commissioned by the originators to co-ordinate negotiations and agreements as well as collect and distribute remunerations regarding their copyright. This includes license agreements for cable television and cassette recordings. These remunerations are distributed amongst the individual originators.

Copyswede has partnership agreements with both Swedish and international TV and radio companies and with the organizations that represent film and phonogram producers. Mutual agreements with Copyswedes sister organizations throughout the world provide a broad foundation for copyright assignments and the possibility to collect remunerations abroad for the individual originator.



Kopiosto rf - The Copyright Society
Kopiosto is the Finnish copyright organization and represents artists, writers, photographers and performers on a broad front. Kopiosto administers licenses and distributes royalty payments to copyright owners belonging to the 44 member organizations representing all fields of creative work.



Øster Fælled Torv, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
Copydan was established by artists, producers and distributors concerned with protection of their rights where and when it seemed applicable. It is Copydan's stated position that the innovative society is strengthened when the economic foundations for the creation of new art, knowledge and entertainment are bolstered and protected. Copydan strives to make all art, science and entertainment produced in the world easily accessible in return for economic compensation to the individual artist, writer, producer or distributor. We also aim to treat all within our reach - artists, producers, customers and consumers- professionally and with respect.