Re-Use Licences

If we agree that you can re-use our information we will require you agree to our terms and conditions of re-use. These terms and conditions are set out in our Licence Agreements. We operate 4 different types of licence depending upon the unique circumstances of your application. These comprise:

  1. Implied Licence 
  2. Standard Licence
  3. Full Charge Fixed Fee Licence
  4. Full Charge Royalty Licence

We will advise you which form of Licence applies upon your application.

In most circumstances material may be re-used without charge; however where the Council is requested to convert material or if there is a charge for a reasonable return on investment, a charge may be made. The following guidance explains what fees might apply and how they are calculated.

We may require you to pay either a nominal or full charge as a contribution towards the cost of meeting your application for re-use.

RBC Implied Re-Use and Copyright Licence

In most cases you will be able to re-use our information, free of charge, by simply indicating your agreement to our Implied Licence terms.

RBC Standard Licence

In some circumstances we may require you to agree to our Standard Re-use Licence.  For example, where we wish to recover nominal charges and/or impose re-use conditions over and above those contained in our Implied Licence.

RBC Full Charge Fixed Fee Licence

In some circumstances we may require a reasonable return on investment by way of a single fixed fee. In such cases we will require you to agree to our Full Charge Fixed Fee Licence.

RBC Full Charge Royalty Licence

In some circumstances we may require you to pay a reasonable return on investment by way of a percentage of profits made on products incorporating re-use material. In such cases we will require you to agree to our Full Charge Royalty Licence

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