Licensing

There are specially worded agreements for primary schools, upper secondary schools, and universities, etc., in connection with copying for internal use at companies and institutions.

Head of Licensing and Negotiation: Stefan Eland Kristensen sek@copydan.dk

Different areas – different types of agreements
Writing offers licensing agreements to public administration departments and institutes of education, as well as private and public enterprises. There are several standard agreements that correspond to the needs of different groups of users with regard to content and price. A copying agreement with Writing means that users automatically acquire the right to copy excerpts from protected works.

With certain limitations, a licensing agreement entitles users to copy excerpts from newspapers, magazines, books, and music – works that are made available to the public.

Works that can be copied free of charge
Copyright expires 70 years after the death of the originator and can hereafter copied freely. Moreover, there are certain types of text, such as public information, law texts, and similar that are subject to special provisions and, as a rule, can be copied freely.

Reporting
Most major agreements stipulates that institutions and companies must report the number of copies they have made to Writing for certain defined periods. Where the educational sector is concerned, reports are exclusively used to distribute the fees received, while in the business area, they are also used as a basis for collection.

Surveys at a regular basis
Regular surveys are conducted at the institutes of education and companies that have entered into an agreement with Writing. This is done to determine how many copies have been produced within each sector. Surveys are carried out by an external statistical bureau in collaboration with the agreement parties.
All major areas are surveyed about once every five years to ensure that the price for the agreement constantly reflects the number of copies made.