Assessment of the copyright system: information to support planning and decision-making

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Assessing the operation of the copyright system provides information to support decision-making, identify areas to develop, increase the transparency of the system and encourage stakeholders to take a position and discuss copyright policies.

 

The development of assessment methods to evaluate the operation of the copyright system has been carried out since 2009 at the Center for Cultural Policy Research (Cupore).

The methodological framework for assessing national copyright systems

A project on the assessment of the operation of the copyright system, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, was carried out by Cupore between 2009 and 2016. The project resulted in a methodological framework proposing quantitative, qualitative and descriptive methods for studying the operation of national copyright systems.

The methodological framework comprises the assessment of

  • the operational environment of the copyright system
  • the different elements of the copyright system
  • the balance in the system's operation

Two handbooks as well as the results of the piloting of the methodology are available on the website of Cupore.

Assessment: A continuous mission

After the completion of the project on assessing the operation of the copyright system, Cupore has published a review on the operation of the Finnish copyright system based on the methodology, and developed tools to evaluate the system from the perspective of good governance.

In the future, the operation of the Finnish copyright system will be assessed with a focus on annually changing themes. International discussion on the needs for assessment will also be continued.

Links to other websites

Methodology for Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights System (Cupore)

Assessment of the Finnish copyright system (Cupore)

Publications by Cupore:

Jukka Kortelainen, Nathalie Lefever & Tiina Kautio. Evidence for the Future – A Review of the Finnish Copyright System. Cupore webpublications 48. 

Tiina Kautio & Nathalie Lefever 2018. Assessing Governance in the Context of Copyright Systems – Second Edition. Cupore webpublications 45.

Tiina Kautio 2017. Indicators for a continuous monitoring of the operation of the Finnish copyright system. Cupore working papers 5.

Assessing Copyright and Related Rights Systems: results of the piloting of the methodology framework in Finland. Cupore webpublications 39:1 - 39:37.

Tiina Kautio, Nathalie Lefever & Milla Määttä 2016. Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Toolkit of Questionnaires for Interviews, Focus Group Studies and Surveys. Cupore publications 27 / Cupore webpublications 38.

Tiina Kautio, Nathalie Lefever & Milla Määttä 2016. Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Methodology Framework. Cupore publications 26 / Cupore webpublications 37.

Petteri Sinervo & Timo E. Toivonen 2012. The Capital Value of Copyright Assets in Finland. Cupore webpublications 11.

Contact information

Anna Vuopala, Senior Counsellor 
OKM, Kulttuuri- ja taidepolitiikan osasto (KUPO), Tekijänoikeuden ja audiovisuaalisen kulttuurin vastuualue 0295330331