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    What are protected phonograms?

    All Finnish phonograms created or released within the last 70 years are protected. Gramex remunerations are not collected for any older phonograms. Please note that we are currently undergoing a transition for the protection term. If a phonogram was recorded and published before 1963, its protection term was only 50 years. The phonogram is no longer protected for Gramex rights. It may still have valid Teosto rights. For foreign phonograms, Gramex protection is determined based on the recording country of the phonogram and the nationality of the phonogram’s producer. Recordings currently protected include phonograms recorded in countries with agreements in place that are included in a list provided by Gramex, and/or phonograms created by producers who are citizens of the listed countries. You can see the list of countries here.
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