You may wish to use the works and creations of others. However, these works may be protected by copyrights, in which case you must at least obtain the consent of the owner of the rights. Identifying the owner of a copyright (‘clearance’) can be a challenging undertaking, as there is no central register that keeps track of copyrights and copyright owners, nor is there a register of copyright licenses. Copyrights are granted automatically but you are not required to register your work
Our approach starts with a good understanding of the project you are working on and of your objectives. We then identify relevant works that might be protected by copyrights, assess the risks for your organisation and draft an action plan to address these risks.
We assist you during negotiations with copyright owners in order to clear the copyrights within your budget requirements.