Finland has called on its citizens to take action to protect their intellectual property rights, after President Sauli Niinisto said Finland was “not ready” to relinquish its copyright monopoly.
Niinistol said in a statement on Thursday that the country’s copyright laws were “incompatible with the digital economy”.
The statement came after a Finnish court ruled that Finland should be required to grant licenses to companies to make copies of copyrighted works and use them in new products, but he was not specific on what the terms would be.
The ruling came after the country made headlines last year when it became the first country to impose a copyright law on the internet, with the aim of clamping down on piracy.
The law was widely seen as a response to the digital revolution.
Its aim was to stop users from downloading copyrighted content and to stop those who do it from making copies.