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Association of Copyright Collective Administration for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/12/2010 - 11:51
KOPIPOL, Association of Copyright Collective Administration for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works
ul. Warszawska 21 lok. 31,
Kielce
25-512
Poland
Phone
+48 41 341 54 39
Fax
+48 41 341 54 47
Website
www.kopipol.pl
Chief Executive Name
Mieczysław Poniewski
Chief Executive Title
Chairman
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History of the organisation
KOPIPOL has been formed by Polish scientists in 1995. By virtue of the decision of the Minister of Culture and Arts of 16 August 1995 (further extended on 20th November 2003) KOPIPOL gained the status of organization for collective management of copyright authorized to provide collective management with respect to copyright of authors of scientific and technical works within the following fields of exploitation:
1. fixation,
2. reproduction of copies of works by any technological means, including printing, reprography, magnetic or digital recording,
3. introduction into circulation,
4. lending,
5. rental,
6. screening,
7. communicating to the public,
8. broadcasting,
9. reemission,
10. making the work available to the public in such a way that anyone can have access to it at a place and time chosen.
Next to the authorization to provide collective management within the above fields, KOPIPOL has been appointed to collect from producers and importers of equipment blank carriers enabling copying levies due to all authors whose works are being copied by reprographic means.
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On 19 July 2018, the provisions of Directive 2014/26/EU on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights and Multi-territorial Licensing of Rights in Musical Works for Online Use in the Internal Market (OJ L 84, 20.03.2014, p. 72) were transposed into Polish law. The Polish Act on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights 2018 came into effect. The Act constitutes a comprehensive measure in the area of the collective management of copyright and related rights, and establishes the conditions for multi-territorial licensing.
Year of incorporation
1995
Year of first distribution
1998
Year of first collection
1996
Total number of Board Members
5
Total number of Author Representatives
4
Total number of Publisher Representatives
1
How are Board Members elected
By the General Assembly
Total Number of Member Associations
94
Total Publishers' Associations
4
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
0
Total Rights holders represented
2 067
Remarks about the members
Members of KOPIPOL are authors of scientific and technical works and publishers of these works.
Staff total number
10
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 – December 31
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Other Law
The Act on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights 2018 governs KOPIPOL activities as a collective management organisation. The Act sets out the requirements, obligations and specific rights of collecting societies. To the extent not provided for under the Act, the Law on Associations regulates the legal structure and organisational characteristics of the organisation. The powers to collect and distribute reprographic fees are clarified by the Copyright and Related Rights Act 1994.
Licensing system
Equipment levy and Operator's fee
Types of works licensed
On the basis of the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and National Arts (Ministry of Culture and National Heritage today) KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of scientific and technical works.
Types of uses licensed
KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of technical and scientific works within all fields of exploitation specified in the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and Arts, which are: fixation, reproduction of copies of works by any technological means, including printing, reprography, magnetic or digital recording, introduction into circulation, lending, rental, screening, communicating to the public, broadcasting, reemission, making the work available to the public in such a way that anyone can have access to it at a place and time chosen.
KOPIPOL is also authorized to collect levies from producers and importers of reprographic devices and also from copy shops.
Types of works licensed
KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of scientific and technical works.

Types of uses licensed
KOPIPOL is authorized to license use of technical and scientific works within all fields of exploitation specified in the Decision of the Ministry of Culture and Arts, which are: fixation, reproduction of copies of works by any technological means, including printing, reprography, magnetic or digital recording, introduction into circulation, lending, rental, screening, communicating to the public, broadcasting, reemission, making the work available to the public in such a way that anyone can have access to it at a place and time chosen.
Public Lending Rights
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Distribution methods
Statistical surveys
% Author/Publisher Split
Author/publisher split provided by the law 50/50, where KOPIPOL collects and distributes the share due to authors only
Administration costs as a percentage
16,53 % + costs of VAT
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
yes
Cultural and social deductions combined as a percentage
10 %
New developments / surveys and statistics
In 2018 KOPIPOL expanded its already implemented system of individual distribution. Based on the sums of collected equipment and operator Levies KOPIPOL provides direct payments to individual authors of scientific nad technical works. The system of individual distribution is incredible laborious, because KOPIPOL as the possessor of statistical data has to reveal and contact individual authors authorized to payments.
The statistical research is carried out by CEM – Market & Public Opinion Research Institute located in Kraków - each particular year.
The goal of the statistical research is to achieve a two-fold result:
• Information about categories of copied works and their share in total numer of copied materials.
• Information about publishers whose works are being works.
On the basis of these data KOPIPOL first distributes amounts due to societies representing authors of works other than scientific and technical and the left amount, distributes to authors of scientific and technical works on individual basis.

Other new areas of development
In 2018 KOPIPOL continued activities focused on combating reprographic piracy.
KOPIPOL activities were concentrated on monitoring the reprographic market, including inspections in few hundred of copy shops.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
1
Bilateral agreements type A with
KOPINOR [Norway]
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
13
Bilateral agreements type B with
1) Literar Mechana (Austria); 2) COPY-DAN (Denmark); 3) KOPIOSTO (Finland);
4) ProLitteris (Switzerland); 5) VG Wort (Germany); 6) OSDEL - Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (Greece); 7) Stichting Reprorecht (Holland); 8) DILIA (The Czech Republic); 9) LITA (Slovakia); 10) C.F.C. - Centre Français d'exploitation du droit de Copie (France); 11) Cedro - Centro Espanol de Derechos Reprográficos (Spain); 12) Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clerance - JAC (Japan) and 13) SAZOR GIZ (Slovenia).
Remarks about financial data
All amounts presented as licensing concern levies collected from importers and producers of copying devices and blank carriers as all KOPIPOL collection are levies on equipment and other mediums. Amounts are presented in Polish Zloty
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PLN Poland
Total amount collected for all licensing
11 499 821.22
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
11 499 821.22
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
11 163 513.67
Levies on equipment and other mediums
11 163 513.67
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
336 307.55
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
336 307.55
Total amount distributed from all licensing
9 019 422.38
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
9 019 422.38
Administration Charge (actual figure)
2 089 651.07