Copyright Clearance Center


Denmark is one of more than 160 signatories to all major international treaties and is a member state of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

COPIDAN is the national collecting society for text-based and other works in Denmark. COPIDAN is a member of the Interrnational Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations and represents thousands of rightsholders and rightsholder organizations in the efficient administration of copyright rights.

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A Practical Guide to Copyright in Denmark – Danish Copyright Certificate Course

This course, covering Danish copyright law, provides a detailed overview of the most important copyright rules you need to consider both as a user and possibly a creator of copyright-protected material. The course will cover the background of Danish copyright and you will learn what subject matter is and is not protected. There will be a thorough analysis of the exclusive rights of authors and other rights holders and of the exceptions in the law to these exclusive rights. The course will also cover the nature and scope of moral rights, as well as the duration of the protection.

You will learn how to deal with contracts and licensing in the field of copyright, and there will be an examination of the collective management organization that plays an important role when rights have to be cleared. In addition, the course will touch upon the implications of copyright outside of Denmark, and there will be discussion about handling infringement cases - what to do in practice in case of illegal activities.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Danish copyright law
  • Describe the subject matter protected by copyright
  • Identify the content of the protection: rights and exceptions
  • Understand contracts and licensing
  • Recognize international aspects and enforcement

Who Should Attend?

This course is for individuals who would like a better understanding of how copyright and licensing works in Denmark.


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