Copyright in Finland
Copyright in Finland is under the mandate of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Ministry drafts copyright-related bills for parliamentary decision making and negotiates international agreements involving copyright.
It endorses copyright societies that represent different fields as licensing bodies and agrees on their tasks. It also obtains permits for central government and selected educational institutions in a centralised way.
Copyright regime »
Economic copyright protects the author's prospects for income, and moral copyright the honour of the author.
Copyright societies and their tasks »
Copyright societies grant licences for the use of protected materials, collect fees for such use, and distribute the resources to rightholders.
Laws, directives and agreements »
Copyright is governed by national legislation, EU directives and international agreements.
Copyright Council »
The Copyright Council issues statements on how the Copyright Act is applied and assist the Ministry in matters related to copyright.