Copyright Agency Relaunches RightsPortal With New Features & Feel

Copyright Agency Relaunches RightsPortal With New Features & Feel
SHARE
THIS



Buying a licence to copy and share content from newspapers and magazines has been significantly enhanced through Copyright Agency’s revamped RightsPortal.

The online licensing platform was relaunched today with new features to improve the user experience, making it easier to obtain the rights to use copyright-protected content on a pay-per-use basis.

Copyright Agency, which recently merged with Viscopy, is Australia’s national copyright licensing organisation for the publishing, media, surveying and visual arts industries. It has 40,000 direct and indirect members providing a range of content for licence.

Copyright Agency’s director of commercial licensing, Guy Johnson, said: “Since the launch of the RightsPortal in 2010, we’ve witnessed the growth of pay-per-use licensing in the Asia-Pacific region. We want to support this with our online licensing platform.

“Our objective is to make clearing rights as easy, quick and convenient as possible to ensure customers are using available content legally. Fees from the licences are distributed to authors and publishers to support them in developing more great content.”

Users will now be able to secure more re-use rights across the following categories:

  • Higher circulation/distribution runs for material republished in books.
  • Use in course materials and exam papers.
  • Use in TV/documentary/movie/streaming.
  • Posting to social media.

“In an ever-changing business landscape, being able to copy and share newspaper and magazine articles is vital to staying informed and ad hoc needs can arise,” Johnson said.

“The RightsPortal enables users to licence those specific pieces of content that don’t fall under regular newspaper subscription or existing copyright agreements. This service enables users to share those ad hoc articles with the permission of the publisher.”

Media publishing partners include News Corp, Fairfax Media and Bauer Media.

Latest News

A young boy nerd shouts at the top of his voice to his co-worker through a megaphone trying to talk some sense into him. The young nerds are dressed in bowties and glasses. Retro styling.
  • Opinion

Smart Speakers: The Voice Of A Generation

In this opinion piece, Growth Tank management consultant David Willey looks into research on the usage of voice assistants and access to smart speakers for Generation Z, Millennials and Generation X in Australia. We hear a lot about how Millennials, and now Generation Z, are changing the game on marketing by adopting the latest technology, including digital voice […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Host/Havas Bags Work For Oroton
  • Advertising

Host/Havas Bags Work For Oroton

Host/Havas staff forced to takes lessons on accessorising after snaring Oroton's creative account.

Glenn McGrath & Mike Hussey Join Macquarie Media’s Cricket Commentary Team
  • Media

Glenn McGrath & Mike Hussey Join Macquarie Media’s Cricket Commentary Team

Macquarie Media has announced that two of Australia’s cricketing greats, Glenn McGrath and Mike Hussey, are the latest additions to its cricket commentary line-up. McGrath (pictured above, right) and Hussey (pictured above, left) will join Darren Lehmann and Ian Chappell in the Macquarie Macquarie Sports Radio commentary box this summer, as part of the company’s new six-year […]

SBS Chooses Fairfax’s Andrew Mudgway To Lead Its Commercial Strategy
  • Advertising
  • Media

SBS Chooses Fairfax’s Andrew Mudgway To Lead Its Commercial Strategy

Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has announced the appointment of Andrew Mudgway as its national sales manager for TV and digital. Mudgway joins SBS from Fairfax Media, where he was responsible for the publisher’s national digital and print sales team. He brings more than 25 years’ experience to SBS, having also held positions at IPG Mediabrands, […]