Are you benefitting from collective licensing?
Why you should sign up
•Receive fair payment for copying of your titles.
•Save having to deal with multiple requests for secondary copying.
•Strengthen and promote copyright awareness.
•It is free to sign up: the Publishers Licensing Society will then manage your collective licensing on your behalf.
What is collective licensing?
Collective licensing offers a simple and cost effective solution both for those who wish to copy from books without breaking the law, and for rightsholders where direct licensing would be inefficient and unduly burdensome.
A blanket licence allows users to copy from a broad range of titles in return for a licence fee, so providing convenience and excellent value for money.
The licence fee is then paid to the rightsholders whose books have been shown to have been copied.
Who are PLS?
The Publishers Licensing Society Limited (PLS) provides collective licensing and rights management services to the publishing industry. Their primary remit is to oversee collective licensing in the UK for book, journal, magazine, and website copying.
PLS is a not-for-profit organisation owned by the Publishers Association (PA), the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), and the Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).