Reporting and Paying the Levy
Manufacturers and importers selling storage media to professional users, organisations for disabled persons are not required to pay a levy. The same applies upon export of the products. Private copying levies are not intended as a charge on companies, schools, authorities that uses storage media for professional purposes. Parties that import and manufacture products covered by the private copying levy must register with Copyswede and submit monthly reports of their imports and manufacturing. The obligation to register and report the sales of products also applies to retailers who have taken over responsibility for payment of the private copying levy from an importer or manufacturer. The levy is to be paid to Copyswede, which is then responsible for the distribution of the levies to the rights holders.
According to Section 26(k) of the Copyright Act, in principle, the private copying levy falls due for payment when the device is imported into the country (or manufactured). However, upon registration, the importer or retailer can choose to enter to agreement with Copyswede and therefore become subject to Copyswede reporting rules, see below. According to the rules importers, manufacturers and retailers can pay the levy upon re-sale of the device (instead of upon import). Re- sale means that the purchaser has taken possession of the device.
Please read the reporting rules and complete the application form below. When submitting an application, you must also enclose a certificate of registration from the National Registration Office which also specifies any authorised company signatories. Send the certificate to Copyswede by post or fax: see the contact information at the bottom of the page.
The Products can be reported in Copyswedes e-accouting system.
Link to e-accouting.
Once you have registered, Copyswede will send you more information on the submission of reports and payments.
Manufacturers and importers selling storage media to professional users, organisations for disabled persons are not required to pay a levy. The same applies upon export of the products. Private copying levies are not intended as a charge on companies, schools, authorities that uses storage media for professional purposes.
Registered importers and retailers that sells products to professional users without the levy must verify the purchaser is a professional user. This can be done as follows:
The registered importer or retailer shall verify the purchaser is registered with the Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) or the buyer is a municipality, county council or state authority. The purchaser must also attest to the importer or retailer that the products only will be used within their professional activities and not for resale.
The registered importer or retailer can also use Copyswedes database for professional users. This assusmes that the purchaser has applied and been registered in the database.
Link to application (in Swedish).
Link to database.