The terms of usage of the Jamk University of Applied Sciences’ (Jamk) Open learning materials site have been updated on 22.11.2023.

The following rules of use apply to the materials maintained on the Jamk Open learning materials website. Material producers agrees to comply with them when ordering the site materials. The parties agree that situations that have not taken into account when preparing the rules of use will be resolved in cooperation.

Purpose of the Open Learning Materials

The website serves as a publishing platform for open learning materials produced by Jamk. These materials are digital resources specifically targeted for teaching and learning. They can be part of Jamk’s course implementations, continuous learning, or used for self-study.

Content published on Jamk’s Open Learning Materials site must be entirely open, meaning that all materials should be accessible without requiring login or a password. The learning materials must be openly licensed or released for common use (e.g., Creative Commons licenses).

Jamk Network Usage Rules, Legislation and Netiquette 

The websites maintained on the Jamk’s server are subject to the Jamk network usage rules.

Same law applies on Open learning materials websites as elsewhere in society.

Netiquette is an informal guideline that emphasizes politeness and adherence to established practices in network operations.

Jamk Ethical Principles 

Jamk’s ethical regulations and principles guides behavior in social media alongside values (responsibility, trust, creativity).


In Finland, works have a protection period lasting for the author’s lifetime and 70 years after his death. During this time, the work may not be used without permission. Copyrights also include another owner’s rights, which protect the work of performing artists. The protection period for another owner’s rights is 50 years. Protection means, for example, that an artistic performance (literary, musical artistic etc …) may not be recorded without the artist’s permission.

The same laws apply to the Help website as elsewhere in society. The fact that text or image is easy to copy, process and publish again is not a defense to breaking the law. Copyright is valid even if, for example, a www page does not have a special copyright notice.