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Copyright organization promoting creative work

Kopiosto promotes creative work by enabling the use of different material and works. It grants licenses for a variety of issues and distributes remunerations to copyrights owners.

Kopiosto represents roughly 50,000 Finnish copyrights owners who belong to 45 member organizations representing authors, photographers, performing artists and publishers in all fields of creative work. 

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Nordic conference for reproduction rights organisations in Helsinki from 26 to 28 August

Kopiosto will host the annual conference for representatives of Nordic printing industry reproduction rights organisations, Stormöte, from 26 to 28 August 2015. This year the conference will be held in Helsinki, with an opening speech by Finland's Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen.

The conference will include discussions on the industry's topical matters, such as the directive on collective management, the contractual licence and data mining, which is also highlighted in the European Digital Single Market strategy. In addition to this, the conference will include presentations on recent developments in the publication of educational material. The speakers are top experts in the field from the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), the European Commission, the Copyright Clearance Center and Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture, among others. The conference will be attended by nearly a hundred delegates from all the Nordic countries. 

Kopiosto's study of copyright and teaching published 30 June 2015

Valtteri Niiranen appointed Kopiosto's CEO as of 1 May 2015

Copyright and research – a study on the views of researchers

conducted in Finland in 2013

Kopiosto internationally

Kopiosto is an active member in the international copyright organizations IFRRO and CISAC. These organizations are members of the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO.

In addition, Kopiosto has bilateral agreements with reproduction rights organizations in several countries worldwide. 

Factual information on copyright matters by IFRRO


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