Copyright includes literary and artistic works, e.g. music, texts and drawings. Software is also copyright protected. If considered an original work industrial designs may also be protected by copyright. 


Copyright arises through the creation of an original work and cannot be registered in Denmark. Copyright exists for 70 years after the demise of the creator. Copyright falls under the sphere of responsibility of The Danish Ministry of Culture.


Additional information about copyright can be found (in Danish) on the “infokiosk”. Infokiosk is a website created by the Ministry of Culture with the purpose of spreading awareness and knowledge about copyright regulation. On this website, answers to the most common questions about copyright can be found. The contents are updated regularly in order to contain the most current information e.g. about which issues to consider when surfing on the Internet, copying films and music from TV and radio, buying or borrowing music, films and books, etc.


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