Registration of works and rightsholders



Copydan Writing distributes remuneration individually based on information from our customers about what they are copying.

When we ask our customers to report their copying to us, it is not because we want to check that they are complying with the terms of the copying agreement. The information our customers provide about their copying is what we base our distribution of the remuneration on. And it is the information that is registered in our database.

For instance, when an educational institution tells us what they are copying, a number of librarians at Copydan Writing register the information, comprising the author, publisher, illustrator, edition etc.

Sometimes it takes quite a lot research and detective work to get all the information about one single act of copying. Therefore, we call our librarians researchers.

All the information we receive is registered in our database. And based on this information, we are able to make a correct distribution of the remuneration.


Figures and statistics from our database

Until 18/12 - 2018 our database contains:

  • a total of 152.221 works.
  • a total of 209.878 authors.
  • a total of 21.952 publishers.

Since 1 January 2018 we have tracked down payment information for an additional 11.218 rightsholders.

Since 1 January 2018 our 12 librarians has carried out a total of 97.809 registrations – one registration may cover several copied pages.


Further information

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone (+45) 35 44 14 93 / or by email to