Posted by Sophia C on 21 September 2014 12:05 PM
Our terms and conditions set out the detail of what you can and cannot do with our content and all use of Truckaurbus.com is subject to them. This copyright policy summarises how users are permitted to use our content and also explains the types of use that require the purchase of additional licences. Thank you for reading this policy, our ability to invest in high quality journalism depends on our users complying with it. We reserve the right to change our copyright policy from time to time by publishing an updated policy on Truckaurbus.com, which shall become effective and replace any previous policy with effect from publication.
What is copyright?
Copyright law gives the copyright owner the exclusive right to control the use of copyright protected works. All of the material published on our website and other digital/wireless platforms is protected by copyright law and should only be used as set out in the “How may I use Truckaurbus content?” section below. Use that is made without our permission may therefore infringe our copyright which can result in personal and corporate liability. Where we state below that something is not allowed or permitted, then to do so is a breach of our terms and conditions, i.e. is a breach of contract, and may also violate copyright law.
How may I use Truckaurbus content?
You may do the following:
■ View our content for your personal use on any device that is compatible with Truckaurbus.com (this might be your PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet or other mobile device) and store our content on that device for your personal use;
■ Print single copies of Listings/PDF Brochures/Articles/ Reviews/News (hereby referred to as content) on paper for your personal use;
■ Share links to content by using the provided social share links
■ Share links to content published at www.Truckaurbus.com using our ‘Tell a Friend’ tool. You can also send full text content to email addresses of individual (but not group email accounts). Recipients will need to have an active standard or premium subscription to receive full text content – all other users will receive a link to content.
How may I republish or redistribute Truckaurbus content?
Except as set out above, you may not copy Truckaurbus content from Truckaurbus.com or any third party source of Truckaurbus content such as news aggregators and you may not republish or redistribute full text content, for example by pasting them into emails or republishing them in any media, including websites, newsletters or intranets.
We recognise that users of the Internet want to share information with others. We therefore permit limited republishing and redistribution of Truckaurbus content as set out below provided that this does not create a Substitute for Truckaurbus’s own products or services. We define a Substitute as a product or service that reduces the need for users or other third parties to pay for Truckaurbus content directly, or which creates revenue from the Truckaurbus’s content to the detriment of Truckaurbus’s own ability to generate revenues from that content.
As long as you do not create a Substitute, you may do the following:
■ Publish online, the original Truckaurbus content title and a link to the content and the first 140 characters of the content (intro text);
■ Forward the original content titles, links and intro text to other individuals;
■ You may download our RSS feeds and view them for your personal use. We currently publish content titles and intro 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:
Am I allowed to copy or summarise limited parts of Truckaurbus full text content?
As specified above you may not republish or redistribute full text content (unless you share content published at www.Truckaurbus.com using our ‘Tell a Friend’ tool. You can send full text content to email addresses of individuals (but not group email accounts). Recipients will need to have an active standard or premium subscription to receive full text content – all others will receive a link.
You may however republish or redistribute ”Summaries” of Truckaurbus content if you comply with the conditions set out below. “Summaries” can be either an “extract” or an “abstract”. By “extract” we mean 20 words copied verbatim from an Truckaurbus content which are inserted into a longer original work . By “abstract” we mean a 20 word non-verbatim summary of the listings or facts reported in an Truckaurbus content which does not form part of a longer work.
These are the conditions you must comply with in order to produce summaries:
Please note that these rights do not extend to content, data or other material published by Truckaurbus that we licence from third parties which you may not republish or redistribute.
What am I not permitted to do with Truckaurbus content?
You cannot do anything other than make use of the content as set out above, unless you buy the appropriate licence, see below for details. By way of example only, this means that you cannot:
■ If you are a registered user or subscriber, share your user name and password with anyone else. A password is for one person’s use. Sharing a password means our services may subsequently be made by someone who is not authorised to do so. Password sharing is a breach of our terms and conditions and is likely to result in an infringement of copyright. We monitor usage to detect password sharing.
■ Copy, publish or redistribute full text content, photographs, graphics, brochures, specification sheets, tables or images in any way (unless you share content published at www.Truckaurbus.com using our ‘Tell A Friend’ tool. You can send full text content to email addresses of individuals (but not group email accounts)). Recipients will need to have an active standard or premium subscription to receive full text content – all others will receive a link.
■ Create derivative works from our content, unless you are creating summaries as described above.
■ Photocopy or scan copies of content.
I thought that as long as I linked back to your website or published an attribution, that there are no restrictions on how I can use your content?
This is not correct. Merely providing a link or an attribution is not a defence to copyright infringement.
Why does it matter if I copy Truckaurbus content without permission?
Unauthorised copying is a way of avoiding paying for the value you are gaining by using the content. We make a significant investment in creating Truckaurbus to deliver value to you and to make a return on that investment. If we are unable to protect that investment by licensing our services and collecting revenue, then it threatens our ability to continue to create the service and quality content.
What about “fair dealing” or “fair use” – doesn’t that allow me to copy things for the purpose of self knowledge and research?
Copyright law does allow, to a limited extent, republication for certain limited purposes, including personal research. We recommend that you take independent legal advice on the exact meaning of these terms if you want to rely on them. Unless your use of our content is permitted by this Copyright Policy, it is likely that we regard it as “unfair” and a breach of our terms and conditions.
But I need to use Truckaurbus.com at my job/work and I already use it in the way you say I can’t. Do I have to stop?
Yes, you do. We would be delighted to talk to you or your company about purchasing the appropriate licence. We provide licences for use by many people, including multi-platform licences to enable access to our content via a number of different platforms. Email [email protected] for more details. It’s likely that both you and your company are legally responsible if you are using Truckaurbus.com to do your job in a manner that we do not permit, so we encourage you to approach us to discuss a corporate licence and legitimize that use.
May I scrape Truckaurbus.com and republish Truckaurbus content titles as part of a commercial service?
Only if you purchase a licence from us to do so. We provide licences and feeds for organisations that wish to systematically republish our content titles as part of a commercial service. Email [email protected] for more details.
May I photocopy Truckaurbus content?
Yes one-page photocopy for personal non-commercial use only.
What will you do about possible past misuse if my organisation wants to buy a licence to cover future use?
If you voluntarily disclose misuse that no longer occurs and you engage meaningfully with us to formalise that usage within a reasonable timescale by acquiring the appropriate licence, then our sole objective will be to build a long-term commercial relationship. This will be at our normal rates and we will not seek compensation from you for past misuse. We will take a less lenient approach with individuals and organisations that we discover infringing our copyright, particularly if those organisations refuse to stop the infringing activity and/or refuse to engage with us.
Is all material published on Truckaurbus.com protected by copyright?
Yes, it is, so is all of the Truckaurbus content published on third party platforms. Our content is also protected in other ways, for example, protected as a database by way of database rights.
Does that mean that Truckaurbus owns all of the material?
We own most of it, and what we don’t own ourselves we ensure we obtain the appropriate rights, permissions or licences to re-use. If you believe that we are using your content without your consent, please email us at [email protected]
Last updated, 22nd December 2014