Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Greenland

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Greenland is an autonomous constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark. On 21 June 2009 Greenland gained self-rule with provisions for assuming responsibility for self-government of judicial affairs, policing, and natural resources.

Greenland and the Faroe islands are members of WIPO and party to most international treaties, but are not members of the European Union. Denmark has harmonized most of its intellectual property laws with the rest of Europe, but as of 2013 the laws of Greenland and the Faroe islands had not been brought into full conformance with Denmark.[1]

WIPO holds a copy of the Danish Consolidated Act on Copyright (Consolidated Act No. 1144 of October 23, 2014) in its WIPO-LEX database.[2] Section 93 states that "This Act shall not extend to the Faroe Islands and Greenland but may by Royal Ordinance be brought into full or partial operation in the Faeroe Islands and Greenland, subject to such modifications as required by the special conditions obtaining in the Faeroe Islands and Greenland."[1144/2014 Sec.93]

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  1. Mikael Mikkelsen et al. (1 September 2013). How to file in the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  2. Consolidated Act on Copyright (Consolidated Act No. 1144 of October 23, 2014). Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
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