What does our copying licence enable?
Our copying licence enables the pupils, students, teachers and other staff members of educational institutions to produce copies.
Our copying licence enables the copying of
- Finnish and foreign publications, such as books, newspapers, magazines, sheet music and other printed publications, and
- freely available online images or photos and texts, such as online newspaper or magazine articles, digital publications, reports and excerpts from e-books.
Our copying licence enables
- photocopying and scanning excerpts from printed publications
- saving, downloading and printing online images or photos and texts.
The following types of using copies are allowed:
- distributing them to a group of students or pupils in paper form and as print-outs,
- attaching them to your own teaching material or the exercises and projects of pupils and students,
- storing them on closed learning platforms or other closed online environments to be made available to the group of pupils or students the copies are produced for, and
- using them in translation and adaptation exercises in lessons.
Copies of sheet music can be used in lessons or events with free admission organised by educational institutions, where the audience consists mainly of the students of the institution, their families and the institution’s staff.
Sheet music for choirs, bands and orchestras may only be copied for the purposes of teaching music theory and research.
Copies can be made available to groups of pupils or students in closed learning environments, similar closed networks or storages for the duration of the school year, or in upper secondary schools for the duration of a course.
Our copying licence enables you to collect teaching material in a closed online learning environment by copying and scanning Finnish and foreign scientific articles and excerpts from various publications.
You can record lessons and include the works used in the lesson, such as excerpts from books, in the recording. You may stream the video recording to other premises or make it available to a group of pupils or students in a closed online learning environment.
Our copying licence also enables the limited adjusting and modifying of material such as text, images or photos in order to illustrate a certain topic while teaching. For example, you can practice translating text from an article of a newspaper or magazine to another language or modifying an image or add highlights or notes to a text, image or photo to illustrate the subject of the teaching situation.
Remember to respect the author’s moral rights when modifying material. The right to make adaptations and translations does not apply to musical works or published learning material. Modified material cannot be distributed online.
Remember to provide the source and the author
When you copy or use works, remember to include the names of the author and the work according to the proper manner.
Help us distribute remunerations
Information about the copying and use of works is required to distribute remunerations collected from copying to copyright holders. You can report digital copies scanned and produced by you in our Reporting service (in Finnish). We also perform regular copying sample surveys.