Copyright is an important part of the knowledge economy. Well-balanced copyright makes it possible for the authors to earn a living from their works at the same time as securing the access of the general public to a wide range of these works.

The task of the Ministry of Culture is to contribute to making copyright function as well as possible in practice. This work takes its point of departure in a Nordic legal unit and within the framework of EU directives and international conventions concerning the area. 

One of the special features of Danish copyright is the use of extended collective licenses, which make it possible to license the use of a large volume of works protected by copyright. The extended collective licenses are published on the website of the Ministry of Culture.

External links


stoppiraterne.dkFurther information on copyright (English)

CopydanService organisation for five management societies (partly in English)

KodaSociety for the rights of composers (English)

GramexNon-profit organisation for musicians (English)

NCBNordisk Copyright Bureau (English)

Ophavsret.dkCouncil for copyright (Danish)

Rights allianceConfederation of Danish rights holders (Danish)

Medierne.dkForum of Danish Media (English)

WIPOUN organ for international copyright (English)

The European Union Intellectual Property office (English)