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Riksbank orders facelift for new 1,000-krona bill

Riksbank orders facelift for new 1,000-krona bill

Published: 25 Mar 2013 16:26 GMT+01:00
Updated: 25 Mar 2013 16:26 GMT+01:00

The banknote, which features late United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, was found to potentially breach copyright laws and was therefore ditched by the national bank.

"From the legal point of view, it can often be difficult to determine whether copyright remains for an image that has been processed, or whether the processed image has become a new independent work," officials from the bank said in a statement.

The Swedish principle of "verkshöjd" in some cases protects derivative work if it is deemed original enough to constitute a work of art.

Click here to see more images of Sweden's new banknotes

The bank also announced that new mini- and microtexts will be interwoven with the banknotes' motifs, which will also function as extra security features.

The 20-krona note, which features an image of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, will feature a text with a short passage from her cherished children's classic Pippi Longstocking.

The notes were designed by Göran Österlund, whose colourful "Journey of Culture" (Kulturresan) design was selected from among eight finalists in April last year.

The new banknotes will be released into circulation in early October 2015.

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Your comments about this article

17:53 March 25, 2013 by AquamanUK
Sweden was the 'first' most progressive nation on Earth!!!!

Shame it is now xenophobic.

If the note requires a revamp - Put a woman or a non-descript vista like an image of the central bank or Gamla Stan on the note!

The days of male dominated, inward looking, xenophonia is well past its sell by date...
18:12 March 25, 2013 by shard
Erm, you might to click the link in the middle of the article to see the other notes before you make too much of an arse of yourself.

Just sayin
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