The images of your works may be used on various digital media: websites, social media, newsletters, e-cards, display terminals, multimedia applications, etc.
ADAGP issues licenses for uses and collects the corresponding copyright fees.
ADAGP is there for you
It is not advisable for artists to negotiate directly with users requesting a license to use your works. As soon as you become a member, ADAGP can help you review any document and advise you on any steps you need to take.
ADAGP collects your copyright fees
If you deal directly with users, you will not be able to benefit from the services offered by ADAGP when it issues a license (control of uses, follow-up of outstanding bills and debt collection proceedings).
What to do if a user contacts you directly
If users approach you directly to use your works in digital media, inform them that you are a member of ADAGP and that they need to request a license via our online form.
Many cultural organizations have contracts with ADAGP, which allow them to benefit from exemptions and discounts. In return, they are committed to upholding copyright law and not asking artists to waive their rights.
Unlicensed uses on the Internet
You have found unlicensed reproductions of your works on the Internet? ADAGP can step in and regularize any uses subsequent to your membership.
Send the following information to the ADAGP Multimedia Department:
- title and photograph of the work;
- precise URL link leading to the unlicensed publication;
- your instructions: to remove the publication or to leave it online and collect the amount due.
After verifying the information provided, the Multimedia Department will contact the site(s) in question. Depending on the case, ADAGP may not be able to collect any copyright fees but only have the image removed.
My rights and my works
Copyright allows artists to decide how their works may be used and to get compensated.
ADAGP facilitates this process by collecting and distributing both primary and collective royalties due to artists.