Copyright and publishing guidance
Copyright conditions on distribution of materials containing Widgit Symbols.
Symbols are copyright protected and cost a great deal to develop and maintain. We therefore have to ensure that people who use symbols pay an appropriate amount for their use.
Where the user already has a license for the symbols, and the files can only be accessed through licensed copies of the software, there is no additional charge for the use of the symbols e.g a file for InPrint. Where the symbols are provided in a different form, either printed or electronically, including on a website, charges may be payable.
You can apply for copyright permission or for a license to sell materials with Widgit symbols.
Allowance for non-chargeable distribution of documents containing symbols
For licensed holders of our software, a small amount of printed or web based symbol documents may be given away. These can be distributed without any payment provided the total number of symbols in all resources does not exceed 100 different symbols. If distribution is on a larger scale, please apply for specific permission.
Any customer wishing to sell resources containing Widgit Symbols must apply for specific permission. Please note charges may be payable.
Each resource, whether free or for sale, must carry an appropriate acknowledgement on each separate document or individual sheet that might be used separately, prominently stating that the symbols are:
Widgit Symbols © Widgit Software 2002-2020 (or current year) plus the web address www.widgit.com
For any copyright enquiries, please either email our team at email@example.com or write to:
Widgit Software (copyright enquiries)
26 Queen Street
This information refers to the use of symbols of the Widgit symbol set.
|Printed documents (books, materials, leaflets, posters etc.)|
|Documents to print where symbols are embedded in third party applications (e.g PDF, MsWord, PowerPoint).|
|In signage and notices.|
|On websites, where the symbols are embedded into the web page (i.e not using Point or other Widgit technology).|