Promoting members' interests and providing legal protection
The Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers has been empowered by its membership to monitor compliance with copyright law, among other things. The body monitoring copying is Kopiosto, among whose member associations the Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers is the largest and the most important.
The Association closely follows trends in copyright law and, when necessary, acts as a specialist representing authors, be it in the Ministry of Education and the Culture or before the Parliament.
Publishing contracts constitute an important area where the Association represents the interests of its members. The Association staff give authors detailed advice and assistance in all matters to do with publishing contracts. Members may also turn to a lawyer familiar with copyright issues.