What's licensing all about?
CLASS’s core business is copyright licensing. We act as the conduit between members who are owners of copyright works and users of copyright materials who are our licensees.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we do our best for rights owners’ to obtain equitable remuneration for their works, and reasonable fees from users who use these works as we serve the needs of educators and students, who need to use copyright works for educational purposes.
Fees are calculated based on several criteria such as student enrolment, course type, usage of copyright material etc. Fees collected by CLASS are then collated distilled, checked before they are distributed back to rights owners in our annual royalties distribution. Distribution is based on surveys and records gathered from licenced institutions.