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Background to the amendment

In September 2021, the Danish government introduced a bill due to come into force on 1 January 2022 regarding a compensation scheme for lawful private copying.

The legislative amendment pending in Denmark comprises the online sale of storage media by foreign webshops to Danish consumers and will affect you if you sell items like smartphones, tablets and PCs to private Danish consumers on the net. 

The amendment implements an EU directive requiring the individual Member States to design a scheme ensuring that right holders (the artists and producers behind the content) are compensated for the private copying that goes on. The scheme will comprise smartphones, tablets, PCs and a number of other storage media currently in use.

What will the Danish amendment mean for you as a foreign web retailer?

Copydan KulturPlus is the organisation authorised by the Danish Ministry of Culture to administer the levy payment (compensation) to the artists and producers holding the content rights. To comply with the legislation, retailers of the media concerned will therefore be required to pay the levy through Copydan KulturPlus’s system.

Once the amendments to the act have been passed, you will be able to view the rates for the various storage media on this website. This is also where you will find the relevant terms as well as information about how and when to pay the levy in order to comply with the legislative requirements.

If you have any questions about the legislative amendments and what to do, you are very welcome to contact us.  We can then help you prepare as best possible to comply with the legislation.

How can I contact Copydan KulturPlus?

You can send an e-mail to kontakt@copydan-kulturplus.dk or call us on +45 3914 1504.

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