We help organisations access and use publications and audiovisual works easily and legally. We also ensure that creative industry professionals receive the appropriate remuneration for the use of their works. We are the most extensive copyright organisation representing the creative industry in Finland.

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How can I receive remuneration from Kopiosto?

We can defend your interests and look after your rights after you give Kopiosto an authorisation to manage your copyrights. Every year, we pay millions of euros in copyright remunerations directly to authors and via our member organisations. We make sure that you receive the appropriate remuneration from the use of your works.

Copyright agreement for audiovisual authors

Kopiosto authorisation for writers and visual artists

Information about audiovisual remunerations


Acquire a licence to use works

The use and copying of audiovisual works or publications usually requires a licence from the author or publisher of the work. We provide companies and educational institutions with an extensive licence to use a wide variety of works. The collected remunerations from sold licences help secure the future of the creative industry and professional content production.

Licences for works

Copying licences for companies

Educational use of TV programmes

Copyright Act reform 2021

The EU has adopted a new directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market. The aim of the directive is to modernise legislation, equalise copyright, improve the position of copyright holders, and ensure a level playing field in the digital market in the EU.

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was due to be implemented in Finnish legislation in 2021, but this has been delayed. The government’s proposal for a new Copyright Act is currently being reviewed in Parliament.

The Act is the foundation of the creative industry, and Kopiosto’s view is that the majority of the directive should be included in Finnish legislation verbatim.

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AVEK – Tailwinds for audiovisual culture

The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK) is part of Kopiosto and uses copyright remunerations to promote the many forms of audiovisual culture in Finland. AVEK funds the production of new documentary films, short animations, short films and media art.

AVEK grants 

The ©-info icon shows you the author details and usage rights of the content on the website

©-info is an icon found on websites, clicking on which shows you the author details and usage rights of the content on the website. By clicking on the icon, you can find out who made and produced the content: images, articles, videos and other material. The use of ©-info is free of charge, and you can add the icon to any website.

Are you familiar with the basics of copyrights?

Copyright gives authors of creative work the right to decide on the use of their works as defined in the Finnish Copyright Act. Authors of creative works that hold copyrights include writers, visual artists, photographers, screenwriters, directors, choreographers, composers, lyricists and translators.

These pages include the basic rules of copyrights:

The ABC of copyright

Copyright glossary

Frequently asked questions about copyright

Copyright protects your creative work

More than 100,000 Finns are already employed in the creative industries. Guaranteed by the Finnish Copyright Act, authors in the creative industries enjoy strong copyright protection. It improves their overall income and enables the creation of new content. An up-to-date and efficient copyright system benefits society as a whole.

Read about Kopiosto’s activities, values and strategy