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What you can, and cannot, claim for

What you can claim Payback for

You can claim Payback on any work that you own the copyright for, which appeared in or on:

  • a book or magazine published in the UK, up until the end of 31 December the previous year (including books that are now out of print)
  • UK websites
  • television programmes shown from 1 January to 31 December of the previous year only, on: all BBC channels, ITV1, Channel 4, S4C, Channel 5, Discovery, A&E, National Geographic

What you cannot claim Payback for

1. Works including photographs if:

  • you do not own the copyright for them, including any you created where an employer or commissioner owns the copyright
  • they are being claimed for on your behalf by an Authorised Representative such as a picture library

2. Works being used:

  • in non-UK publications or websites
  • in newspapers, weekend supplements, leaflets and brochures
  • in publications without an ISBN or ISSN number
  • on social media

3. Photographs licensed for use under the BBC TelPic contract.

4. E-books and e-Journals without ISBNs, digital apps, videos, computer games, DVDs or CD-Roms, or work featured in them.

5. Writing, literary or musical works.

6. Ordnance Survey maps.

7. Logos and trademarks.

8. Industry-manufactured products.

9. Use of your image as an actor.

10. Derivative works if your contribution is not copyright-protected in its own right.

11. Speculative television claims.

12. A television programme not shown between 1 January to 31 December in the previous year.

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Making a Payback claim