Kopiosto serves more than 50,000 authors’ work and promotes the creative economy in Finland. Besides audiovisual authors, Kopiosto also represents other authors such as music composers, translators, photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, as well as publishers and performers (musicians, actors). They provide licences for the copying and digital use of works and publications as well as for the various ways of using TV programmes. Besides enforcing creators’ rights, they fund awards that give visibility to Finnish creative works as well as grants supporting new projects. Furthermore, Kopiosto is supported by the Finnish National Agency for Education and provides for a ‘Copyright School’ (in Swedish and Finish), offering educational and playful learning material about copyright and authors’ rights from elementary school up until University level, for students and teachers.
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