Sanasto (http://www NULL.sanasto NULL.fi/), the Finnish copyright society that promotes, supervises and manages the rights of literary copyright holders, has set up a policy group with the following aims:

  • to obtain an appreciable increase in the appropriations set aside as compensations paid for Finnish public library lending;
  • to have libraries at educational and research institutions added to the sphere of compensation.

Public support for many cultural sectors was increased during Finland’s previous electoral term, but literature was left outside the scope of increases. The annual amounts paid in compensation for public library lending are considerably less in Finland than in the other Nordic countries. At the current level of compensation, literary works must be borrowed in great volume for right holders to receive notable compensation. The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (http://www NULL.sktl NULL.fi/) is represented in the policy group.

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