The extended collective license is a legislative concept and a proven practical tool for securing rights holders’ rights – via the collective management organisation (CMO) – in connection with mass exploitation of their copyright-protected works or other protected subject matters.
The instrument benefits the rights holders, the users and the society:
- rights holders (big and small) obtain data and payment for the exploitation of their content, which – in our case – recognise and encourage the sustainability of the publishing industry and thereby foster the availability of reliable information to citizens
- users can relatively easy and non-bureaucratic obtain permission to use large amount of protected material
- society’s interest is that Danish content is utilized for the benefit of the Danes and the cultural ecosystem, the public debate and a well-functioning democracy