The agreements apply to early childhood education, pre-primary and basic education, general upper secondary education, education and training leading to a vocational upper secondary qualification, and music schools that receive a central government transfer. The copying licence and the licence to use TV programmes has now been acquired for the first time in a centralised manner by other educational institutions that provide basic education in the arts and receive a central government transfer.
Higher education institutions as well as music schools and other educational institutions providing basic education in the arts that do not receive central government transfers get their copying licences directly from Kopiosto.
The copying licence enables versatile copying and use of materials
A Kopiosto licence permits copying and printing images and text that are freely available on websites as well as copying and scanning parts of printed publications in teaching and early childhood education. The copying licence makes it possible to copy and print out images, sheet music, lyrics, excerpts of texts, magazine articles and maps as a part of your own teaching materials, the works of the learners and as additional materials in teaching, among other things.
The copies can be distributed as handouts or stored on a closed electronic learning platform, available to your own group of pupils or students. With the copying licence, you can also edit digital images and text as a part of teaching. Materials copied with a copying licence or materials with attached content copied with a copying licence, such as images, cannot be shared publicly on platforms or openly on the internet.
The licence to use TV programmes allows presenting and recording TV programmes
The licence to use TV programmes makes it possible to present Finnish programmes from Yle Areena and Elävä arkisto and record Finnish and foreign TV programmes from the channels Yle TV1, Yle TV2 and MTV3, as well as Yle Teema & Fem. The licence grants permission to present and record programmes other than films intended for cinema or video distribution, foreign serials and advertisements.
You can contact APFI about the licences for presenting Finnish films and M&M Viihdepalvelu about the licences for foreign films.
On the Kopiosto website, you can find more detailed information on the copying licence and the licence to use TV programmes.
Learn about copyright in Kopiraittila
The Kopiraittila website (in Finnish and Swedish) offers information about copyright needed for teaching, games and other teaching materials, such as various tips and copyright checklists for projects, source reference models, videos, presentation slides and much more. The materials have been drawn up for different age groups from comprehensive school to institutions of higher education. A student can demonstrate the completion of the gamified material package for secondary and higher education with a Copyright Expert badge.
Free copyright training
Kopiosto offers free-of-charge training and information on copyrights and licences. The training can be arranged via remote connection or on site, if the situation allows. You can reserve a training event for educational institutions or early childhood education staff from the address email@example.com.
Licensing Manager Kirsi Salmela, Kopiosto, tel. +358 (0)9 4315 2349, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Matti Lahtinen, Finnish National Agency for Education, tel. +358 (0)295 331 241, email@example.com