Introduction

This website will help you to identify school activities that may need to be covered by a licence and directs you to the appropriate organisation for further information and advice.

Creative works are central to the national curriculum as subjects in their own right. Literature, music and art lie at the heart of the UK’s creative industries. These industries make an important and ever-growing contribution to the economy of our country. One in twenty of the workforce currently earns their living from the creative industries and legal copyright protection has enabled most of these industries to develop over the years. Their continuing health and the future livelihoods of many of your students depend upon the recognition of the value of copyright works by making proper payment for their use.

An A5 colour leaflet containing most of the information found on this website, including the 'at-a-glance' guide, may be downloaded as a PDF file here