Request for measures due to breach of Collective Management Act

A copyright holder, member of an organisation for collective management of copyright, user of copyright, or another organisation for collective management of copyright can file a request for measures with the PRH when they find that a collective management organisation is violating the provisions of the Finnish Act on Collective Management of Copyright.

There are seven organisations for collective management of copyright and related rights in Finland:

  • Finnish Composers' Copyright Society Teosto ry
  • Copyright Society of Performing Artists and Phonogram Producers in Finland GRAMEX ry
  • Copyright organization for creative work Kopiosto ry
  • Audiovisual Producers Finland – APFI ry
  • Copyright society for artists working in visual arts Kuvasto ry
  • Finnish literary copyright society Sanasto ry
  • Näyttelijöiden tekijänoikeusjärjestö – Skådespelarnas upphovsrättsorganisation Filmex ry.

The PRH will examine the request. It may decide not to examine a case concerning a collective management organisation's action or negligence if

  • the request for measures is unfounded
  • the organisation has already taken measures to correct the deficiency
  • the action or negligence by the organisation only has minor significance.

The PRH may decide not to examine a request for measures if proceedings are already pending in the court or in the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.

The PRH can issue a remark or warning to a collective management organisation that breaches the Copyright Collective Management Act. Remarks are given orally or in writing, while warnings are always issued in writing.

The PRH demands that the collective management organisation correct the deficiency or negligence within a reasonable time.

Please send your request for measures by email to registry(at)

As a rule, requests filed with the PRH according to the Copyright Collective Management Act are public under the Finnish Act on the Openness of Government Activities.

File your request either in Finnish or in Swedish.

For more information, call our legal adviser in copyright issues, tel. + 358 29 509 5327.

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Latest update 25.06.2019