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Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech is given in the cornerstone of Danish law, called Danmarks Riges Grundlov: Danmarks Riges Grundlov, lov nr. 169 af 5. juni 1953, § 77: »Enhver er berettiget til på tryk, i skrift og tale at offentliggøre sine tanker, dog under ansvar for domstolene. Censur og andre forebyggende forholdsregler kan ingensinde påny indføres«.
Basically it says that we have the right to express and publicize our thoughts, albeit within the law (i.e. no death threats, no racism, etc.), and we can't have censorship or other preventive measures again.
Copyright and the right to quote
In regards to copyright, Danish copyright law (ophavsretsloven) states (among other things):
§ 1. Den, som frembringer et litterært eller kunstnerisk værk, har ophavsret til værket, hvad enten dette fremtræder som en i skrift eller tale udtrykt skønlitterær eller faglitterær fremstilling, som musikværk eller sceneværk, som filmværk eller fotografisk værk, som værk af billedkunst, bygningskunst eller brugskunst, eller det er kommet til udtryk på anden måde.
Stk. 2 Kort samt tegninger og andre i grafisk eller plastisk form udførte værker af beskrivende art henregnes til litterære værker.
§ 22. Af et offentliggjort værk er det tilladt at citere i overensstemmelse med god skik og i det omfang, som betinges af formålet.
§ 23. Offentliggjorte kunstværker og værker af beskrivende art, jf. § 1, stk. 2, må gengives i kritiske eller videnskabelige fremstillinger i tilslutning til teksten, når det sker i overensstemmelse med god skik og i det omfang, som betinges af formålet. Gengivelsen må ikke ske i erhvervsøjemed.
In essence, it says that ownership/copyright for a work of art (text, picture, music etc.) belongs to the creator. From publicized works of art, it is allowed to quote according to good practice, to the extent justified by the purpose. Publicized works of art may be reproduced in critical or scientific productions (articles, reviews, posters, etc.) to the extent justified by the purpose. The reproduction may not be done for business purposes.
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