Scientific publications are protected by copyright. This means that further use is regulated by different licenses and the copyright must be observed. For the individual user, however, there is often a great deal of uncertainty as to what may or may not be done with the document. Autodoc answers your questions such as
May I e-mail the document to my colleagues or a workgroup within my organization?
May I store the electronic document in a project folder and share it with my project team?
May I forward electronic documents to people in other institutions or companies?
May I store or archive publications that are relevant for my work?
May I scan printed publications and share them with my colleagues?
May I submit digital publications to the authorities?
If you do not have special licenses, the answer to all these questions is usually: No
If you want to learn more about the benefits of a VG Wort license, please contact us. Together with our partner RightsDirect we will support you in clarifying all questions regarding VG Wort licenses.
As an international service institution in the field of document delivery, AutoDoc supports you in obtaining licenses that match your requirements and frees you from copyright concerns.
We collaborate only with companies and organizations that adhere to the respective national copyrights.
AutoDoc automatically considers the various copyright regulations and clarifies the license fees for you (for example, by using the directory of the US Copyright Clearance Centers).
Our partnering document suppliers are obligated to forward the applicable copyright fees to their national clearing houses.
Please note: Copyright fees quoted on our pricelist are charged per document ordered from our partnering supplier.
Copyright fees charged by the publishing houses are displayed online and have to be confirmed by the ordering person when placing the order.
Acquisition of Rights
To obtain the permission to make copyright-compliant copies (electronic or in print) of the documents already in your possession, please use the appropriate AutoDoc form.
Copying permissions: intended use
Internal Digital General Business Use
Making a scanned copy or a digital copy of a publisher’s original for in-house use by company staff on an individual computer (= Not permitted are joint networks or jointly used databases on servers.)
Internal Photocopy General Business Use
Making a photocopy for in-house use by company staff.
External Digital General Business Use
Making a scanned copy or a digital copy of a publisher’s original for external use.
External Photocopy General Business Use
Making a photocopy for external use.
Submitting a scanned copy or a digital copy of a publisher’s original to an authority.
Distributing a scanned copy or a digital copy of a publisher’s original following a request by a third party. (No automatic forwarding. The document must have been requested directly by the recipient.)
AutoDoc Partners for Rights, Permissions, and Licenses
All copyright rules in connection with your AutoDoc order are fully complied with, and all copyright fees are paid to the national clearing houses. The AutoDoc Terms & Conditions have to be adhered to for all your document orders.
However, to lawfully re-use, copy, store, share etc. a copyrighted document received via AutoDoc, additional usage rights and/or permissions may be required.
AutoDoc cooperates with our renowned partner Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) (Danvers, MA, USA) to support you in case you need individual, extended rights of use
to order additional, individual copyright permissions
to order ePrints / reprints
AutoDoc also offers special support to holders of copyright licenses from the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc (CCC) and RightsDirect.
License holders can benefit from the license advisory feature from AutoDoc, available through an interface offered by RightsDirect and its parent company CCC. It facilitates the rights advisory lookup process before the document order is placed and presents information about the corporate copyright license and how the requested copyrighted content may be used.