Posted June 03, 2019 04:08:23If you’re trying to sell something that’s copyrighted, then the chances of your business being sued are pretty slim.
You’re better off making sure you have a legal defence, so that you can avoid a bad outcome.
If you’re not in a position to defend yourself, you can still get some relief from the Copyright Office by seeking a licence, which can allow you to use your own IP to promote your own product or service.
This is what the copyright office can tell you, when they ask you for a licence:When you apply for a copyright licence to make your product available on the Internet, you will need to supply proof of your right to use the IP.
This can include a copyright certificate, a certificate of copyright, a copyright notice or a copyright registration.
You must also include in your application:The licence must be valid for a period of three years and be issued to the owner of the IP address.
You will need the license to use all of your IP address, including any of the domain names that you registered.
If you are unable to supply this proof, the copyright agent will ask for a further document, usually a “notice to person in possession” from the owner, giving you the details of the copyright you’re intending to use.
You can then apply to the Copyright Tribunal to get a licence.
The licence can be renewed once every three years, so you can get your license renewed for another three years after you’ve made it available.
Licensing requirements vary depending on where you are.
For example, some parts of Australia, such as New South Wales and Victoria, have different requirements.
The Copyright Tribunal can be a helpful tool in obtaining a licence if you need to sell copyrighted material, or if you have been accused of infringing on someone else’s IP address while doing something you didn’t know was infringing.
It can be very helpful if you are already registered with the Copyright Agent, who will give you more detailed advice about the requirements for a particular licence.