How can I use the sound files from Dansk Lyd?
Two different licenses are in use for the material which can be streamed from Dansk Lyd.
When the license ‘Public Domain’ is used, it means that the copyright has expired according to the information available to the Royal Danish Library, Denmark. However, the library cannot guarantee that there are no copyright rules in force, so any use of the material will always be the responsibility of the individual user. The Royal Danish Library must be referenced as a source, and any use must adhere to the standard rules of source reference according to the Danish copyright law.
When the license ‘Free Access – rights reserved’ is used only streaming for private usage is allowed, and you are not allowed to download the contents or to use the material in any other way.
Is it possible to buy copies of the sound files from Dansk Lyd?
For material under the ‘Public Domain’ license it is sometimes possible to buy a copy of the material from the Royal Danish Library. Please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Material, which can be purchased, will typically be under the ‘Public Domain’ license.
Who owns the sound files at Dansk Lyd?
The sound recordings available for streaming at Dansk Lyd are all from the Royal Danish Library’s collections. The Royal Danish Library is a national legal deposit institution responsible for, among other things, sound recordings, newspapers, radio and TV, CDs and DVDs. This portal contains sound recordings from collections that are either legally deposited or, by agreement, handed over to Royal Danish Library.
There are typically many rights owners when it comes to audio files, e.g. composers, writers, producers, singers etc. Royal Danish Library has no copyright of e.g. legal deposit materials.
Consequently, the sound recordings which can be streamed from Dansk Lyd are selected based upon the criteria that Royal Danish Library only makes material accessible if the copyright no longer holds, or if an agreement has been reached with the rights owners.
If the Royal Danish Library has violated copyrights by making one or more sound recordings accessible, it has occurred involuntarily and unintentionally. In the event of this we will immediately remove the files, and rightful claims will be payed according to standard prices as if the Royal Danish Library had been given permission in advance.