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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Writer Eveliina Talvitie is not ashamed of wanting to change the world

In her latest book, Eveliina Talvitie writes about the significance of life experience and meets with women of various ages who proudly identify as old. The book Vanha nainen tanssii (Old Woman Dancing) was released in January.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 

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