Why do I need a licence?

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The copyright owner of an artistic work has the exclusive right to reproduce, publish and communicate the work to the public; for example printing it in a book, reproducing it on merchandise or publishing it on a website. If you want to reproduce someone else’s work you need to have permission from the copyright owner unless copyright has expired or a special exception applies.

If the copyright owner is a Copyright Agency member you can apply directly to us for permission (referred to as a licence) which will allow you to use the work in a certain way, under certain terms and conditions.  Contact us on 1800 066 844 or 02 9394 7600 or viscopylicensing@copyright.com.au.

Copyright enables creators to receive recognition and reward for their creative work. Copyright also gives an artist a voice in how and where their creative work is used.