What is a licence scheme?
We manage a range of licensing solutions that allow copying and sharing of text and images. We refer to these as licence schemes. There are two sorts of licence schemes: the statutory licence schemes for the education and government sectors, and the ‘opt-in’ licences for other sectors such as commercial businesses.
You can manage your participation in our ‘opt-in’ licence schemes in your online account. Your participation is non-exclusive: you can still license your work yourself.
What are the opt-in licence schemes?
- Pay-per-use: allows use of specific works for specific uses e.g. the use of an image at an event.
- International: allows use of your works in other countries, where organisations similar to Copyright Agency collect copyright payments for Australian creators and publishers.
- Full text subscriber databases: allows inclusion of journal articles in full text services such as Informit, Ebsco and Proquest.
- Images in TV programs: allows us to collect royalties from Screenrights for you if your image has been shown on TV and recorded by an education institution or government, or retransmitted. Alternatively, you can become a member of Screenrights and receive any payments directly from Screenrights.
- Blanket: allows use of all the works opted in by members, for example in a workplace.
Why opt in to a licence scheme?
It provides an opportunity for you to receive a share of the licence fees from the scheme.
Can I change my mind?
Yes. You can opt in to and out of licence schemes at any time. If you opt out of a licence scheme, we sometimes need some time to let licensees know.
How do I change what licence schemes I opt into ?
You can change your licence scheme participation in the Member Portal by selecting or unselecting items under your Profile menu. Don't forget to 'Save changes'. When you make changes in the Member Portal your membership will be updated.