Copyright Licence for Law Firms

In the legal industry – where staying up to date on the latest legislation, news and industry trends 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 Partners and 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:

  • Hard copy and online journal articles
  • Hard copy and online newspaper and magazine articles
  • Annotated case law.

Our Copyright Licence for Law Firms gives your Partners and 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 firm in the future.


Copy and share global content

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

  • Specialist legal publications from publishers such as Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis, and publications such as The Australian Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly, and Australasian Lawyer
  • Newspapers and magazines from around the world, including The Australian Financial Review and The Australian
  • Plus annotated case law, survey plans and maps, graphs, tables, research papers, 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*

  • External sharing

    Share articles for regulatory submissions, patent applications, and client updates

  • Learning and innovation

    Create a culture that allows employees to share material freely

“It adds a certain amount of professionalism to our firm. We are practising what we preach and there is a safety in knowing our practices are reaching a benchmark in copyright compliance.”
Matthew Hall,
Intellectual Property Law Partner, Swaab

Establish a world-best business practice

Your licence:

  • Covers your entire organisation for internal use. You can also add to your licence the sharing of news 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.
  • Provides real compliance. Relying on fair dealing and library exceptions leaves considerable copyright compliance gaps and gives a false sense of compliance.
  • 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 firm and is based on the number of employees, and the rights your organisation requires.