Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Faroe Islands

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This page provides an overview of copyright rules of the Faroe Islands relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in the Faroe Islands must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both the Faroe Islands 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 the Faroe Islands, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.


The Faroe Islands is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark.

The Danish copyright law, Consolidated Act on Copyright (Consolidated Act No. 1144 of October 23, 2014), does not extend to the Faroe Islands but may by Royal Ordinance be brought into full or partial operation in the Faroe Islands, subject to such modifications as required by the special conditions obtaining in the Faroe Islands.[1144/2014 Art.93]

The prevailing copyright law in the islands is Løgtingslóg nr. 30 frá 30. apríl 2015 um upphavsrætt.[1]

General rules

According to the Faroese law of 2013, since amended[1]:

  • Works are protected for the term of life of the author plus 70 years (= {{PD-old-70}}) (§ 53, 1)
  • Anonymous works are protected with a copyright term of 70 years after the work was made available to the public if the author never disclosed their identity (= {{Anonymous-EU}}) (§ 53, 2)
  • Photographic images are protected for the rest of the year they were created + 50 full years. (§ 58)


See also: Commons:Copyright tags

Freedom of panorama

See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama

According to Løgtingslóg nr. 30 frá 30. apríl 2015 um upphavsrætt (in Faroese text):

  • "Tá listaverk varandi er sett upp við veg ella á plássi, har atkomuligt er hjá almenninginum, kann listaverkið verða avmyndað. Ásetingin í 1. pkt. er tó ikki galdandi, um listaverkið er høvuðsevnið í myndini, og myndin verður tikin við vinningi fyri eyga."[30/2015 §24.2.]
  • "Bygningar kunnu frítt avmyndast."[30/2015 §24.3.]

Listaverk - work/s of art. Bygningar - building/s.


See also: Commons:Stamps

Public domain use {{PD-Faroe stamps}}

See also


  1. a b Løgtingslóg nr. 30 frá 30. apríl 2015 um upphavsrætt[1], 2013
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