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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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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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Kopiosto’s copyright remunerations to creative industries: EUR 66 million paid in 2020

In 2020, Kopiosto distributed almost EUR 66 million in copyright remunerations to performing artists, authors, publishers and producers. The amount of remuneration increased by an exceptional EUR 20 million from the previous year. The increase in distribution was due to the fact that last year, among other remunerations, a multi-year accumulation of remunerations was settled with APFI, which represents audiovisual producers.
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