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A creative path to the future: SuomiAreena to examine creative work in the digital age

How can creative professionals earn a living through digital platforms? How can legislation enable cultural vitality and continuity? These questions will be discussed in the SuomiAreena event of 13 July, where the creative industry will look into the future.
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The campaign "Suomi elää luovuudesta" (In Finland, Creativity is life) already has 4,500 supporters

The campaign ‘Suomi elää luovuudesta’ (In Finland, creativity is life) already includes 4,496 widely known creative workers and citizens. Until the second week of June, the campaign challenges you to join in an appeal for the appreciation of creative work: creative industries are a sustainable growth opportunity for Finland and an internationally significant industry. The signatories demand that the cuts made in the field be turned into investments.
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Digitalisation has kept a retiring Kopiosto inspector active

Inspector Juha Kallanranta from Kopiosto is retiring in the time of the coronavirus, an exceptional situation that he could not ever have imagined in advance.
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The campaign "Suomi elää luovuudesta" (In Finland Creativity is life) starts today

Organisations and workers in the creative industries are appealing for the appreciation of the cultural field with their campaign ‘Suomi elää luovuudesta’ (In Finland, creativity is life) that starts today. The campaign brings Finns face to face with these facts that make you think: the creative industries are clearly more significant for both employment and GDP than many of the traditional ones. In addition to restoring the appreciation, the campaign demands that the cuts in the industry should be turned into investments.
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The copyright act reform will bring new rights to authors as well as newspaper and magazine publishers

The EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market will change the Finnish legislation. There has been plenty of discussion on narrowing the value gap: the Directive makes platform services such as Facebook and Instagram liable with regard to the copyright of the content shared on them. But what kind of other things could result from taking the Directive into account in the Finnish copyright legislation?
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Copyrighted materials can now also be used in basic education in the arts. Licences for early childhood education and educational institutions do not change

The Finnish National Agency for Education has made an agreement with Kopiosto and APFI, an organisation representing the interests of producers in the field of audiovisual content production, on using copyrighted materials in teaching and early childhood education in 2021. The licences cover the copying of materials and presenting TV programmes in education.
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Kopiosto's new licence makes everyday life easier for artists and libraries

These days, libraries hold a lot of remote fairy tale sessions and share literature tips with the help of videos and streaming. Often, they want to show the book or otherwise use the illustration of the book in the video. This usually requires a permission.
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Kopiosto paid EUR 5.7 million in remunerations for online recording to the authors and performers of foreign audiovisual works

Remunerations collected for online recording services of TV programmes applies to foreign programmes shown on Finnish TV channels. Remunerations for 2015–2019 totalled EUR 5.7 million. Of this amount, the share of Finnish authors and performers, mainly translators, was just over EUR 700,000.
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Commentary on the Act on Collective Management of Copyright helps apply the act that regulates copyright organisations

The work “Laki tekijänoikeuden yhteishallinnoinnista – kommentaari ja käsikirja” (Act on Collective Management of Copyright – Commentary and Handbook), written by our CEO Valtteri Niiranen and Director Martti Kivistö of Teosto, was published in January. The work sheds light on the Act’s background and sections and serves as a guide for everyone interested in copyright.
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Horse enthusiasts are also interested in the past

The Hevosurheilu magazine is setting out to digitise its issues. “Our subscribers also want to read articles about horses, drivers, trainers and grooms from the past,” says the magazine’s Managing Director Keijo Kinnula. The magazine has agreed upon the copyright licences required for the digitisation with Kopiosto.
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