izili (combo: digital and paper). In today’s digital world, it is very easy to reuse copyrighted texts and images found on the internet within your company or institution. Some examples. Cutting and pasting copyrighted texts and images. Saving an interesting article on the internet to a smartphone, tablet, computer or server. Sharing this article digitally with colleagues or with an advisor outside the company. A Teams or Zoom meeting showing external, protected texts and images. Incorporating a protected photo from Google or Bing into a PowerPoint presentation. Quickly printing off that interesting report for the train. Sharing cartoons or quotes in a professional context.
However, companies and public institutions legally need a licence for digital copying or citation, internal or external digital distribution, presentations, prints and scans of copyrighted works (art. XI.165 Economic Code). Trying to arrange copyright individually for all employees, however, can be a real titanic task in the digital world.
There are millions of copyrighted texts and images on the internet. And more are added every day. Many online source works – think of a photo on Google or Bing, for example – do not mention the name or contact details of the rights holder(s). In fact, the rights holder can also be foreign. So, it is often unclear whether, where and how you can take out an individual licence. It is also important that you consult the licence conditions. By the way, licence terms should be interpreted restrictively: whatever the rights holder does not expressly and specifically permit, is prohibited. If you employ staff, things get a bit more difficult. You must then ensure that you have concluded a conclusive individual licence for each digital reproduction, citation, communication or presentation of external copyright-protected texts and images for professional use by each of your employees. However, it may not be easy for your company or institution to fully map out the use of external protected texts and images for all your employees.
That is why more than 80,000 Belgian companies and institutions have already chosen Izili. Izili is the new name of Reprobel’s ‘combined licence’. Izili covers both the most common forms of digital reproduction/communication and paper reproductions of protected works in one convenient bundle, for Belgian and for an almost worldwide selection of foreign source works. You can think of izili as a kind of all-risk insurance that provides very broad licence coverage and legal certainty, offering maximum protection against copyright infringements in the digital world.