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How granting and securing permission to use extracts of content works, and how PLS can help

Collective licensing provides organisations with licences to reproduce – through photocopying, scanning and digital reuse – limited extracts of content for internal reuse, such as within a business or school. However, when the reuse of content is not covered by collective licensing, individuals and organisations must obtain express permission to use it.

Permissions is a particularly complex area of publishing, and granting and securing them can be a time-consuming process—but they are vital to the framework of copyright. PLS can help make permissions simpler and easier for both rights holders and those seeking to reuse extracts of content.

Read more about the role of permissions and how PLS supports them.