You usually need to get permission to copy, adapt, share or distribute somebody else’s creative work (for example, music, images, text or video clips). Organisations using materials protected by copyright in their work can get permission in the form of a licence.
The links on this page provide information about getting permission to use different kinds of media.
Includes: MP3s, CDs, vinyl, tapes, pop videos, songs Typical uses: Playing or performing music in public, downloading or sharing MP3s, converting recorded music from one format to another, using music as a soundtrack, music played when telephone callers are on hold, on your website or on Facebook, within apps, TV & Broadcasting
Includes: print and digital images, photographs, illustrations, infographics, diagrams, paintings, publication covers
Typical uses: websites, apps, adverts, marketing, books, magazines, blogs, photocopying, scanning, teaching materials, news items, events, backdrops, packaging, print design
Includes: print and digital text, books, newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, websites, blogs
Typical uses: photocopying, scanning, sharing, teaching materials, uploading, blogs, websites, apps, ads, marketing, books, magazines
Includes: film, animation, editorial, TV, video blogs
Typical uses: sharing, playing in public, editing to create new versions, events, marketing, ads, websites, blogs
Includes: material that contains a mixture of music, images, text and video