New digital copyright licence enables law firms to copy from e-books, online journals and websites

30 May, 2012

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 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, 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’.

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