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Pictoright issues permission for publication

The Copyright Act stipulates that permission from the creators is required to publish images. They may charge a fee for that permission: after all, image creators must live off the income from their creative work. Apart from a few exceptions, publishers and producers are obliged to trace the creators of the images to ask permission for publication. Pictoright allows them to arrange this properly in advance. There are nearly 100,000 image creators from home and abroad affiliated with us, for whom we issue licenses.


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Make a license application

By completing the “Request for Permission” form, you fulfill the obligations of the Copyright Act. Based on this form, we will request permission from the artist and the fee will be determined based on our fee schedule. After the license is issued, Pictoright will invoice you for the publication, and we will make financial arrangements with the artist.

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Long term license agreements

Publishers or companies that regularly publish work by affiliated visual artists may enter into a long-term licensing agreement with us. The advantage of this is that permission is arranged in advance. The payment of rights can be settled after the publication. In addition, publishers can agree with Pictoright to pay an annual lump sum for the unlimited use of art in a magazine.