Danish position on the Digital Single Market Strategy with regard to a more
modern European copyright framework
Denmark welcomes the EU Commission’s Strategy for a Digital Single Market and is
looking forward to working with the Commission and the Member States in finding
solutions that will allow us to achieve the full potential of a genuine digital single
In this regard Denmark believes that the copyright framework must ensure the right
balance between protection of rightholders and society’s legitimate interests in having
access to creative content in a non-bureaucratic way. Furthermore, Denmark is of the
opinion that new
EU regulation in the suggested areas regarding copyright should only
be proposed to the extent necessary for the functioning of the internal market.
Denmark emphasizes that legislative proposals therefore must be based on thorough
impact assessments to ensure that the copyright framework of the future remains a
cornerstone in Europe’s creative industry.
Denmark has the following priorities:
Extended Collective License (ECL)
Exceptions and limitations (research, education and text and data mining)
Extended collective license
Denmark has a flexible and non-bureaucratic system to clear rights. The Extended
Collective License (ECL) makes it possible for a user to obtain permission to use large
amounts of copyright protected material on the basis of one single agreement, which
benefits both the user, the rightholder and society as a whole.
Bearing this in mind, it is relevant to consider whether the modernization of the EU
copyright framework can be based on the principles that the ECL system is built upon.
In any case, we find it vital that new EU legislation does not prevent EU Member
States from using the successful ECL scheme.
Territoriality and portability
When it comes to portability of services a solution must be found in order for EU
citizens to take legally purchased online services with them, when they travel to
another EU Member State.
Dok nr. 2731025