We all agree that sharing published content is essential for accelerating knowledge and driving innovation across nearly every industry. What can be easily lost in the mix is why it is so important to ensure that organizations first obtain copyright permissions to share third-party content to avoid exposing themselves to inadvertent risk.
While your organization may currently have policies and safeguards in place for reducing instances of unauthorized content sharing, your employees may still be improperly sharing content in different ways. A new study released by the Copyright Clearance Center and Outsell Inc. found that this is an issue amongst countless organizations today. Some of the key findings from this study include:
- On average, employees share content for work-related purposes with approximately 15 people 7.9 times per week.
- Across the industries surveyed in this study, employees reported that they relied on an average of 7.5 printed or digital publications regularly to continue their research and work.
- When compared with middle management and individual contributors, executives are more likely to share third-party content without proper permissions.
Understanding and complying with copyright laws is essential for businesses in the digital age. It’s not just about preventing infringement but also about enhancing the value of your existing subscriptions and content practices. That’s where Access Copyright comes in. We offer comprehensive licensing solutions that complement your current subscriptions, ensuring your organization can use and share content legally and efficiently. Our services simplify the complex landscape of copyright, saving you time and money, and ensuring peace of mind. By working with us, you’re equipping your organization with the necessary tools to manage content responsibly and avoid legal pitfalls. Contact us to learn more about how we can streamline your content management and protect your business.