United States of America
Copyright and Related Rights
4. Please explain whether and how Denmark provides full retroactive protection to works, phonograms and performances from other WTO Members, as required by TRIPS Articles 9.1, 14.6 and 70.2, each of which incorporate by reference or rely upon Berne Article 18. Please give the date back to which such protection extends with respect to each category of subject matter.
According to Section 90 (1) the Danish Copyright Act applies also to works and performances and phonograms etc., made before the coming into force of the present Act. The term of protection for works is 70 years after the year of the author's death cf. Section 63 of the Copyright Act. The protection of the works by authors who died in 1926 will consequently expire by the end of the year 1996. Comparison of terms is used according to Section 2 of the Ordinance. The term of protection for performances and recordings is 50 years after the year the recording was made cf. Sections 65 and 66. The protection of recordings made in 1946 will consequently expire by the end of the year 1996.