Copyright Clearance

Obtaining Copyright Permission for your Project

Copyright might seem difficult to understand, but the basic principle is fairly straightforward; if you aren’t the creator – you need permission from the copyright holder to use their material in a project. Sometimes that permission can be verbal; sometimes it is contractual incurring fees and in other cases could meet an exception under the Canadian Copyright Act. Creative Commons licenses are also popular in the digital realm, but can require that certain conditions be met. Lucas Consulting can help parse out your particular need, clear any underlying rights required and provide backup documentation for your files.

Types of Rights Clearance

Music, moving images, artwork, photography and printed material are just a few artistic works that are protected by copyright. Lucas Consulting can negotiate with owners, agents, libraries, archives and museums as well as any talent and trade collectives which may be involved.