This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Denmark relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Denmark must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Denmark and the United States before it can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. If there is any doubt about the copyright status of a work from Denmark, refer to the relevant laws for clarification. This Act does not extend to the Faeroe Islands and Greenland but may by Royal Ordinance be brought into full or partial operation in the Faeroe Islands and Greenland, subject to such modifications as required by the special conditions obtaining in the Faeroe Islands and Greenland. The definition of a photographic work, as opposed to image is not precisely defined. Lacking actual court decisions however, interpretation is still subjective.
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About Open Source Licenses
New rules on music copyright approved by Parliament on Tuesday aim to make it easier for online providers to get licences to stream music in more than one EU country. The law, already informally agreed with Council, should stimulate the development of EU-wide online music services for consumers and ensure that artists' rights are better protected and that they receive adequate royalties promptly. Under the new rules, online music service providers in the EU will be able to obtain licenses from collective management organisations representing authors' rights across borders.
Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. Many other licenses are also OSI-approved, but fall into other categories, such as special-purpose licenses, superseded licenses, or retired licenses. Complete lists that include all approved licenses are available:. For more information about open source licenses and in particular about the Open Source Initiative's approval process, see:. Skip to main content. Search form. About Open Source Licenses Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. Complete lists that include all approved licenses are available: sorted by name alphabetical sorted by category Questions? What is "free software" and is it the same as "open source"?