Pay-per-use licences for Quebec schools
For any type of use that isn’t covered by your school’s reproduction rights agreement, you need to get permission before using the content. Copibec can give you permission by issuing a pay-per-use licence (also known as a transactional licence or specific authorization).
When do you need permission from Copibec?
You need permission to use material whenever:
- You exceed the reproduction limits in your school’s agreement . For example, you want to reproduce an entire out-of-print book.
- You reproduce content for purposes not allowed under your school’s agreement.
For example, your copies will be used for custom-designed corporate training.
Permission must be obtained before you use the content.
Royalties are payable for any use not allowed under your school’s reproduction rights agreement. The cost is $0,12 per page, up to a maximum of 20% of the publication, and is applied only to the number of pages exceeding the agreement’s limits. If you’d like to reproduce more than 20% of the publication or use content in a way not covered by the licence, Copibec will contact the copyright owners to ask for permission and the applicable rates.
If the document appears on the Exclusions List, you’ll need to get permission directly from the publisher or author.