Private Copying Levy (PKE)

Private Copying Levy, known as PKE in Sweden, is statutory compensation for loss of income from lawful copying of music for private use onto various recordable media (DVD, CD, MP3 players, hard drives, etc.).

Listed as Distribution Category 17 in the royalty statement from STIM.

Where does the money come from?

Copyswede handles collection according to an industry agreement with IMI, (Inspelningsmediainstitutet, which is the Swedish recording media institute).

How is the music reported?

There is no music reporting  for this category.

How is the money distributed?

The selection is based on Copyswede's market survey (SIFO) on copying behaviour. Different distribution categories are used for each format (in accordance with Copyswede's classification).
Payments are based on the mechanical rights shares represented in the musical works. You will find the distribution model below.

When is the money paid?

Twice a year (June and December).

How can I file a claim/complaint?

Claims and complaints cannot be filed for categories with no music reporting.

Distribution Model: IMAGE

Copy made from: Distribution is based on:
TV, DVD, downloads, offline function on digital music service

The distribution of the revenues are for example based on movie reports from from the TV channels SVT, TV3, TV4 and Kanal5 and also on other reports from these channels.

Distribution Model: MUSIC
Copy made from: Distribution is based on:
CD Reports from NCB
Radio / podcast Reports from Sveriges Radio
Download Reports from Itunes Downloads
Offline function on digital music service Reports from Spotify Sverige