A new digital copyright licence has been introduced that enables law firms to copy and reproduce from a range of digital material.
The new licence, introduced by The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), gives licensed firms the permission to copy from thousands of e-books, online journals and free-to-view websites.
The copyright licence includes the permission needed to share digital material with colleagues, associates and clients in relation to a specific case and store digital copies on intranets.
Licensed firms will also benefit from blanket protection against vicarious liability which arises from copyright infringement in the workplace.
Paul Maillardet, Business Development Manager, at the CLA said: ‘We have already received considerable interest in the new licence, from large international corporations, to smaller firms. In a single transaction, the new law licence gives law professionals the permission to copy and reproduce content from law reports, journals, books, digital publications and websites and we expect demand will be high’.
A business journalist by trade, Ralph Savage represents a series of B2B clients on media and marketing matters. He provides strategic PR advice, media training and consultancy. He also ghost writes regularly on behalf of FTSE 250 CEOs, leading counsel and senior professionals including solicitors, accountants and brokers.