What does the law say?

The rules about the media licence are set by the Danish Parliament.

If you are over the age of 18 and have an appliance subject to the media licence, you have to be covered by a media licence.

You must register for a media licence regardless of whether you make use of DR or other services funded by media licence funds. When you have an appliance subject to the media licence fee, you must be registered with a media licence.

Law on the media licence

The laws on the media licence are set by Parliament and are described in the Executive Order on Licence Fees by the Ministry of Culture. DR collects the licence in accordance with this order.

Exceptions – instances when you are not required to register

There are two instances when you are not required to register with a media licence:

1. If you have none of the appliances subject to the media licence fee.

2. If you are covered by another persons’ media licence. You are covered by your spouse, your partner or by your parents if you share an address. You are not covered by any other persons media licence, not even if you share an address with that person.

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