Department of Media Policy and Copyright

The Department for Media Affairs is responsible for media, gaming, foundations, film, computer games and copyright. The Department is responsible for administering the Norwegian Media Authority, the Norwegian Film Institute and the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority. The department’s remit also includes ensuring active ownership of Norsk Rikskringkasting AS, Norsk Tipping AS and Filmparken AS.

The department consists of the following sections

  • Administrative Staff Function

    The Administrative Staff Function is responsible for coordinating and developing the national budget and the Ministry’s agency management, as well as skills and methodological development in financial analysis in the fields covered by the departments. The Ministry’s active ownership of Filmparken AS falls under the remit of the administrative staff function, as do questions relating to freedom of speech, shared issues and administrative support.

  • The Section for Media and Gaming

    The Section is responsible for media and gaming, including media and gaming regulation; media funding, financial analysis and budgetary issues, as well as issues relating to the supervision of foundations. The section is also responsible for ensuring active ownership of Norsk Rikskringkasting AS and Norsk Tipping AS and the Norwegian Media Authority’s and the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority’s agency management.

  • The Section for Film and Copyright

    The Section is responsible for film and copyright, including grants for films, film regulation and copyright regulations, financial analysis and budgetary issues, as well as legal questions relating to the public administration. The section is also responsible for the Norwegian Film Institute’s agency management.

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