Hi I have a question about corwypited material that has been changed and then used in a performance. I am a voiceover artist who is also in University. I have found that speaking the information I need to learn helps me retain the knowledge. If I were to rewrite an academic text book by putting it into my own words, then voice it onto the internet, would that constitute fair use?
First, we have to tell you that we are not copyright specialists, so this answer has been given by amateurs.
According the Finnish Copyright Law (“Tekijänoikeuslaki”, http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/1961/19610404), translations and adaptations are protected by the law, so you need a permission from the author when making adaptations. If it’s the same text in other words, I think it will be considered an adaptation. In the Finnish Copyright Law, there is no fair use as in USA.