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Copyright rules: the Faroe Islands
Shortcut: COM:Faroe Islands
Flag of the Faroe Islands
Map of the Faroe Islands
Standard Life + 70 years
Photograph Create + 50 years
Anonymous Publish + 70 years
Common licence tags {{PD-old-auto}}
{{Faroe stamps}}
ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 FRO

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.


General rules

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

Copyright tags

See also: Commons:Copyright tags


See also


  1. Løgtingslóg no. 36 frá 6. mai 2013 um upphavsrætt, sum broytt við løgtingslóg nr. 12 frá 4. mars 2015[1], 2013
Caution: The above description may be inaccurate, incomplete and/or out of date, so must be treated with caution. Before you upload a file to Wikimedia Commons you should ensure it may be used freely. See also: Commons:General disclaimer