Sample Agreement

Copyright Licence for Collecting Institutions

This sample Copyright Licence for Collecting Institutions agreement should be used when a museum or other institution holding a collection of artefacts or artworks, including cinematographic or multimedia works or works of artistic craftsmanship or other copyright materials, wishes to make and publish a digital copy of a work for the purpose of facilitating public access to its collection. Under this sample agreement, the copyright owner grants the collecting institution a limited non-exclusive royalty free licence of the copyright for certain non-commercial purposes. This sample agreement does not affect the copyright owner’s rights under any commercial licence granted to any collecting society or the copyright owner’s ability to grant other non-exclusive licences. The copyright owner’s moral rights are protected and the sample agreement expressly addresses questions of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property (ICIP) by allowing the copyright owner to suspend the operation of the licence for a period for legitimate cultural reasons.

Arts Law also has a number of template copyright licences for other situations such as the Music Licence for Film, Image Reproduction Licence for a Publication and Image Reproduction Licence for Merchandise.

This sample agreement includes the most common terms which the parties need to consider and agree to.

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