Welcome to the Copyright Hub
The Copyright Hub is making licensing simpler. If you want to get permission to use somebody else's work, this site can help. It also explains how copyright relates to your own work, and has other useful information about copyright, our vision and our organisation.
The Copyright Hub website is currently in an early phase. We will expand the content and provide more links soon. If there's anything you'd like us to add, or if have any other thoughts about our site, please get in touch.
An introduction to copyright
Copyright gives creators the right to decide how their work may be used and who may use it. It affects how you use work created by other people.
Recent policy changes
Copyright law and policies often change. Visit the website of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) for more information.
There are international agreements to provide protection for authors and creators while allowing their work to be translated, produced and enjoyed by audiences worldwide.
What is copyright?
The importance of copyright in our day-to-day lives. (Courtesy of Copyright Clearance Center).
Music royalty route
This animation shows the route of a royalty, from the creation of music through to its licensed performance and commercial usage. (Courtesy of PRS for Music).