Do I have to submit documentation of the work?

No. In principle, you do not need to submit any documentation along with your work notification.

TONO has a scheme, under which a random sample of works is routinely selected. Documentation for these works will be requested specifically. This scheme has been set up to ensure that reported works comply with the criteria stipulated in TONO’s Distribution Plan and that existing music/lyrics have not been used without permission.

However, if you have arranged or altered a piece of copyright-free music and want a higher percentage than the Distribution Plan allows, you must submit supporting documentation.

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Are some types of yoik covered by special copyright provisions to accord with Sámi tradition?

Yes, TONO has special copyright rules for the personal yoik that it administers. Copyright protects everyone who creates works of music or other intellectual property, and forms the basis for TONO’s operations. In Norway, this right is established in law through the Norwegian Copyright Act. It is also protected under a number of international agreements,…
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