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Update to the Copyright Act – rights of creative professionals to be reinforced

The update to the Copyright Act was passed by Parliament on Monday. The amendments to the Act will improve the position of authors, publishers and performing artists as required by EU directives.
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Copyright education resource Kopiraittila also launched in Spain

The Spanish version of the Kopiosto-maintained Kopiraittila, Aula del Derecho de Autor, was launched in Spain at the beginning of October. The website has been produced by CEDRO, a sister organisation of Kopiosto. CEDRO regards the website as a good addition to the training programmes in intellectual property rights offered in the educational field.
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Valtteri Niiranen seisoo IFRROn General Assembly -roll upin edessä, katsoo kameraan

Valtteri Niiranen appointed as the Chair of IFRRO’s European Group

Last week, our CEO Valtteri Niiranen was appointed as the Chair of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations IFRRO’s European Group.
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Uusi lakiasiainjohtaja Kirsi Salmela katsoo kameraan ja hymyilee. Taustalla puinen seinä.

New appointments at Kopiosto -Kirsi Salmela appointed Director, Legal Affairs

Kirsi Salmela has been appointed the new Director of Legal Affairs of Kopiosto. Matias Anttonen is the new Licensing Manager and Communications Manager Maria Bregenhøj will take up the position of Director of Communications.
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EUR 57 million of copyright remunerations for the creative industry from Kopiosto

In 2021, Kopiosto paid a total of EUR 57.1 million to performers, authors and publishers as copyright remunerations.
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Changes to the copyright act must be reconsidered

The EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and Online Broadcasting Directive will change our own Copyright Act. The draft law prepared by the Ministry of Education and Culture weakens the rights of authors. We call for the law to be sent back for preparation.
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Kopiosto paid 1.6 million euros in public lending remunerations to visual artists

We distributed 1.6 million euros in remunerations to the authors of visual and photographic works for the public lending of their works. The distribution of the remunerations is based on the 2019 public lending statistics.
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Inspired by working for an important cause

Ville Verronen, a new legal adviser at Kopiosto, explains how he got interested in copyright matters during his studies.
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The list of unknown audiovisual authors for 2020 have been published

We pay copyright remunerations to more than 10,000 TV programme authors each year. However, programmes also accumulate remunerations that we are unable to pay due to insufficient author information. Are you the author we are looking for?
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Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen wants to be approachable and a partner to the operators in the industry

We interviewed Antti Kurvinen who has been the Minister of Science and Culture since last May.
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