Everyone is allowed to copy published works, such as music, movies, television and radio broadcasts for their own private use in Finland.
The private copying remuneration system in Finland is efficient!
The private copying remuneration system is used to compensate the creators, such as authors, performers and producers, for the private copying of their works. The system guarantees a legal and easy way for consumers to copy works (music, movies, texts etc.) into devices provided by the manufacturers and importers.
ESEK (The Finnish Performing Music Promotion Centre) supports national performing artists and musicians. The promotional activities are largely funded using funds collected from the levy on private copying. Read more
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AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture) uses its share of copyright remuneration to promote audiovisual culture: cinema, video and television. The majority of the funds that AVEK distributes originate from private copying levy, eg. from blank video cassettes and blank DVDs. One of the supported projects is Kung-Fu Live.