often do you photocopy articles from magazines and distribute
them to co-workers, or e-mail interesting online articles to
customers and prospects? If you’re like most business
people, you probably do so frequently. You may be surprised
to learn that if you are not getting permission to re-use this
content, you could be breaking the law.
Almost all current, third-party content is protected
by copyright—even information
found on the Internet. Copyright protection exists to encourage
the development of new and creative works that spur innovation
and can ultimately help drive your business. Failure to respect
copyright infringes on the legal rights of the copyright holder
and could put you and your organization at risk.
Fortunately, Copyright Clearance Center provides
a variety of convenient compliance solutions to help you respect
the rights of copyright holders and protect yourself and your
This Guide to Copyright
Compliance, produced by Copyright Clearance Center
specifically for business professionals, provides helpful
information—such as the legal issues that surround the
photocopying, e-mailing and Web-posting of text materials—you
need to ensure that you and your organization are operating
in compliance with copyright law.