Copyright Licence for Engineering Firms

In the engineering industry – where exchanging information about technological, construction and research advances is critical – it’s easy to breach copyright laws by inadvertently copying and sharing content without permission.

Most literary works are covered by copyright. If your employees copy and share text, tables, graphs or images that were created by others, they’ll usually need permission from the copyright owner to do so. This includes content from:

  • Journal articles
  • Industry data and papers
  • Newspaper and magazine articles.

Our Copyright Licence for Engineering Firms gives your employees the freedom to legally copy and share third party literary content. As we pay royalties to the creators whose works you reuse, you’ll foster the creation of new content which will benefit your organisation in the future.


Copy and share global content

Specifically tailored to your industry, our Copyright Licence for Banks and Financial Institutions gives you the right to copy and share hard copy and digital content*, including:

  • Key engineering journals from publishers such as ASCE, ICE, Geological Society Publishing House and Canadian Science Publishing
  • Newspapers and magazines from around the world
  • Plus graphs, tables, research papers, broker reports, market research data, competitive analysis and more.*

Key benefits to your business

  • Speed and efficiency

    Enjoy a fast and unencumbered flow of information

  • Ease of use

    One licence covers copyright material from millions of sources

  • Peace of mind

    All of your employees can legally reuse our members’ content*

  • Collaboration

    Email articles to regulatory authorities, patent application and legal proceedings

  • Learning and innovation

    Create a culture that allows employees to share material freely

“Our licence really assists with the workflow, because we are assured that we simply can proceed with sharing information freely, at the same time knowing we are doing the right thing by the creators of the articles or other material.”

Sue Godwin,
Knowledge Services Coordinator, Research, Library and Information Services, GHD

Establish a world-best business practice

Your licence:

  • Covers your entire organisation for internal use, emailing articles to regulatory authorities, patent application and legal proceedings, and more. You can also cover multinational employees, and the sharing of selected content on external websites.
  • Saves you from having to negotiate licence fees with individual copyright owners. One annual licence fee allows your employees to copy and share content from millions of sources.
  • Allows reuse of Australian content. The licences held by international parent companies do not cover all Australian content.
  • Reduces your risk of being brought into a copyright dispute. Protect your reputation and avoid potential litigation expenses.
  • Offers a fair fee structure. Our fee is tailored to your company and is based on the number of employees, and the rights your organisation requires.