Find out more about how our licences apply to your business.
Do you have questions about using published materials? Do you want to learn more about licensing options for your business? Are you confused about how copyright works in general? At Access Copyright, we are here to help. Below, you will find several resources that can help you learn more about the importance of licensing and how our licensing solutions can support your business.
Learn About Copyright at Work
Click below to download resources to help your business maximize the benefits of the Access for Business licence.
What Your Business Should Know About Copyright
Copyright is an automatically arising form of protection for an original work that is fixed in any form (i.e. written down on paper, saved in a computer file, etc.) and protects the work from unauthorized use. Copyright law covers many types of works, including, for example, films, paintings, drawings, journal and newspaper articles, books, and songs.
Because a copyright holder has the exclusive right to produce, reproduce, perform, or publish their original work, you must obtain permission from them before using their original work. If you reproduce part of a work protected under copyright without permission, your business could be held liable for copyright infringement.
Guidelines for Businesses
When you purchase an annual or pay-per-use licence from us, you obtain permission to copy and share works from our expansive repertoire of published works. With your licence, you can copy up to 20% of an existing work, or the following:
- An entire article from a magazine, periodical, journal or newspaper
- An entire chapter, scientific or engineering standard, section, table or code, as long as it is no more than 20% of the book
- A short story, poem, essay, or article from a periodical that contains other published works
- An entire photograph, illustration, graph or similar image that appears inside another work (such as a book)
For more information about acquiring one of our licences for your business, contact us today.