The agreement with the Finnish National Agency for Education does not apply to further vocational education, adult education, continuing education, labour policy education or staff training or other forms of training ordered by a company, or copies the institution is collecting a fee from. Education service providers need to acquire a copying licence directly from Kopiosto for such education and copying purposes.
For further information about copying licence for chargeable copying , please contact our Customer Service.
For information about our copying licence for further vocational education and adult education, please contact our customer service.
What does our copying licence enable?
Our copying licence enables the 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 in paper form and as print-outs,
- attaching them to your own teaching material or the exercises and projects of students,
- storing them on closed course platforms or other closed online environments to be made available to the group of 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 students in closed course environments, or other similar closed networks or storages for the duration of a period of teaching or a course.
Our copying licence enables you to collect course material on a closed course platform 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 students on a closed course platform.
Our copying licence also enables the limited adjusting and modifying of 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.