This copyright policy explains how our free content (being content freely available on the Argus Content Platforms and which does not require a login or subscription to access the content) may be used. The Argus Content Platforms means any Argus tool and/or delivery platform through which Argus content may be made available, including web, mobile and desktop applications and program add-ins. This policy forms part of our website terms and conditions, which you can access here. Please continue to visit this page as we may change or update our copyright policy from time to time, which shall become effective and replace any previous policy with effect from publication.
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What is copyright?
Can I copy, share or use Argus Content?
Am I allowed to link to Argus Content?
What is copyright?
Copyright is a right that gives the copyright owner the exclusive right to control the use, reproduction and distribution of copyright-protected works. Copyright applies globally and is regulated by a number of international treaties and conventions (including the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, the Rome Convention and the Geneva Convention).
All of the news, analysis, pricing data and other content published on the Argus Content Platforms are created by us, our licensors and other third parties. Argus is the exclusive owner of the content it develops and all intellectual property rights in that content, including, without limitation, publication and index names, copyright and database right.
Free content should only be used as set out in this policy and/or our website terms and conditions. Unauthorised use is an infringement of copyright and other intellectual property rights, which can result in liability. We take the protection of our content and rights seriously. Where we state, whether in this policy, our website terms and conditions or in any other agreement that may be in place between you and Argus, that you may not use our materials, then to do so is a breach of our terms and conditions, i.e. it is a breach of contract, and may also infringe copyright law.
Can I copy, share or use Argus free content?
We understand that you may wish to share information with others and we do permit limited sharing of our free content as set out below, provided that such use:(i) is not systematic;
(ii) does not reduce the need for third parties to pay Argus for content and does not promote or endorse any non-Argus product or service/does not generate revenue for any party other than Argus;
(iii) is attributed to Argus as follows: “© Argus Media group [year]” with a hypertext link from the word “Argus Media” to the original story published on the relevant Argus Content Platform;
(iv) does not use any illustrations, graphics, photographs, video or audio sequences separately from any accompanying text; and
(v) complies with our trademarks guidelines, which you can access here.
The permitted uses are set out below. You may:• Publish online the original article headline and a link to the article, together with the first 140 characters of the article (i.e. a teaser text). You may not republish the full text of articles without our permission. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
• Forward the original headlines, links and teaser text to other individuals, e.g. using the applicable sharing tools.
• Download our RSS feeds and view them for your personal use. We currently publish headlines and teaser text within our RSS feeds. You may also make an RSS feed available to third parties, users within an organisation you work for or users of a website that you publish, on condition that you comply with the restrictions set out in this policy.
• Create and publish “summaries” of Argus articles. “Summaries” can be either a short verbatim extract of no more than 50 words that you may include in a longer original work of your own, or a 50-word non-verbatim summary of the news or facts reported in an Argus article that does not form part of a longer work and does not misrepresent the meaning of the original Argus article. You must make clear in relation to any non-verbatim extract that it has been produced by you.
• Print off or download copies for your personal reference.
If Argus notifies you that it believes you are creating, republishing or redistributing content in an unauthorised manner, whether in violation of the above rules or otherwise, you shall immediately cease doing so unless/until Argus reaches an agreement with you regarding your use of Argus materials.
Please note that these rights do not extend to content, data or other material published by Argus that is indicated (whether in a byline, by citation or by some other means) as being provided by or under licence from third parties (including exchanges or other data providers) which you may not republish or redistribute.
Am I allowed to link to Argus free content?
• Yes, provided that: (i) you do not imply that our content is yours or created by you, (ii) you do not create an impression that you or your website are connected to or affiliated in some way with Argus when that is not the case, and (iii) you do not do anything that is harmful to our name or reputation or otherwise brings us or our products and services into disrepute.
Except as set out above, you may not copy, republish or redistribute our materials in any media, including websites, newsletters or intranets. Any other or additional uses require our express permission. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. By way of example only, this means that you cannot:
• Copy, publish or redistribute the full text of articles, graphics, tables, charts or images in any way.
• Create derivative works from our content, unless you are creating summaries in accordance with the terms described above.
• Photocopy or scan copies of articles and other content.
• Use any automated software, process, program or system, robot, web crawler, spider, datamining, trawling or other 'screen-scraping' software, process, program or system on any Argus Content Platforms.
• Create a database by systematically and/or regularly downloading, caching, printing and storing all or any Argus content (by any means).
• Frame, harvest or scrape Argus content or otherwise access Argus content for similar purposes.
This version of the copyright policy was published on 12 May 2018.