Maximum legal certainty for paper reproductions and digital re-use
In our knowledge-based economy, sharing knowledge and information as easily as possible is crucial for the success of companies, liberal professions and public institutions. This sharing of knowledge is still often done on paper (photocopies, prints), but also increasingly in digital format (digital copies, scans, internal network, presentations, …).
With the Reprobel licence, we want to offer an easy and ready-made solution that allows companies, liberal professions and government institutions to share this knowledge with respect for copyright.
The legal exception (reprography remuneration and publisher’s remuneration) is limited to photocopies. This means that for prints, digital reproductions and digital distribution of copyright-protected work, the permission of the rightholder or his collective management organisation is always required. As a company or government institution, you too may have purchased some licence products or subscriptions directly from the rightholder or its collective management organisation (e.g. a licence from License2Publish, Copiepresse, Repro PP or Repropress for digital reuse of press releases, a subscription to a scientific database, etc.).
For that reason Reprobel offers a blanket licence for the private and public sectors. This Reprobel licence is supplementary to your current subscriptions and licences, and does not replace them. However, it ensures that for photocopies, prints and digital re-use of copyrighted work for which you cannot find a solution in the market, you need no further permission from the rightholder and you can start sharing knowledge with legal certainty. Find out more about our digital licence in less than five minutes in this brochure. Read in this article why this licence is needed in the framework of your digitization projects. You can find the answers to frequently asked questions with regard to our combined licence here. You will find all you want to know about copyright, the role of Reprobel and the practical modalities of our licence and your declaration to / agreement with Reprobel in this handy manual.
The terms of our licence can be found here.
Reprobel’s invoice conditions for this licence can be found here.