What is a Policy on Use of Copyrighted Material?

A Policy on Use of Copyrighted Material sets out the responsibilities and obligations that a company’s employees must follow when using copyrighted material.

A business should put in place a Policy on Use of Copyrighted Material to guard against business end-user piracy activities, especially the usage of pirated software by employees, to avoid legal liability.

This Policy on Use of Copyrighted Material informs employees of their relevant obligations and ensures that they are aware of the company’s policy on intellectual property.

Key points included

  • Employee details;
  • Person in charge of IP matters;
  • Relevant licences obtained; and
  • Computer software policy.

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