Our 45 member organisations are represented in two annual meetings of our association. These general assemblies act as the highest decision-making body of our association. The Kopiosto Board of Directors is appointed at the autumn assembly.
A total of 43 people work in five departments at our office in Kamppi, Helsinki.
Licensing and Customer Services attends to our customers, negotiates agreements, organises educational events and distributes information about our licences.
Rightsholder Services distributes remunerations to authors and publishers in the creative industry, administrates authorisations and is responsible for other services provided for our members.
Legal affairs and research services is responsible for legal matters concerning copyrights, creates statements and declarations, and conducts approximately ten surveys a year studying the use of publications and audiovisual works in education, state administration and businesses.
AVEK – The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture is as a part of Kopiosto. AVEK supports the diversity of Finnish audiovisual culture with the help of copyright remunerations. AVEK funds the creation of new documentary films, animations, short films and media art.
Administration is responsible for the organisation’s support services, HR, communications, stakeholder relations and ICT.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of a chairperson and ten other members.
Kopiostos Board of Directors 2021
Chairman of the Board Heikki Jokinen, Freelance Journalist, Finnish Comics Professionals
Karola Baran, General Secretary, Trade Union for Theatre and Media Finland
Sanna Haanpää, Executive Director, The Finnish Association of Non-fiction Writers
Mikko Hoikka, CEO , The Periodical Publishers’ Association
Ismo Huhtanen, Senior Legal Counsel, News Media Finland
Heikki Karjalainen, Translator, The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters
Elina Kuusikko, Managing Director, Union of Finnish Actors
Anu Kähkönen, Chief Shop Steward, Union of Finnish Radio and TV Journalists
Sakari Laiho, Director, The Finnish Book Publishers Association
Suvi Oinonen, Executive Director, The Union of Finnish Writers
Tommi Nilsson, Executive Director, Kuvasto
Aku Toivonen, Executive Director, Finnish Music Creators Association FMC
Valtteri Niiranen, CEO
Sari Ahonen, Senior Vice President, Copyright Owner Services
Maria Bregenhøj, Communications Manager
Juha Jukkara, Senior Vice President, Customer Relations
Petri Kauste, CFO
Ulla Simonen, Director, AVEK
Arto Tamminen, Senior Vice President
Jukka-Pekka Timonen, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs and Research Services