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Fees and process for the use of documents

Do you wish to use BnF documents (images, texts, documents...)?
The major part of documents available online are digital copies of out of copyright works from BnF collections. Using them comes within the framework of the act n° 78-753 of 17 July 1978 (articles 15 and 16).
  • Non-commercial use of data is free under strict observance of the law in effect. The document’s origin must be particularly mentioned.
  • Commercial use of data is charged and subject to authorization. The terms ‘commercial use’ mean that data are sold as sophisticated products or services.

Commercial use authorization

The use authorization in PDF format, filled-out and signed, must be sent by postal mail or e-mail at the address mentioned in the document.
Download
  • Commercial use licence [file .pdf – 111 Ko – 12/01/10 – 3 p.]
  • If you cannot open the document, right click on the link and choose "Save Target [Link] As ..." Then, choose where to save the document on your hard disk, and click "Save."

On receipt of the completed commercial use licence, an authorization to publish will be delivered by the Reproduction Department. The use fee is calculated according to the following price lists as soon as a complimentary copy of the publication is sent to the Department. The invoice is immediately payable.

More information at:

  E-mail: utilisation.commerciale@bnf.fr

Image use fees

For illustration purpose, use of pictures, posters, antiquities, maps, illustrations, sketches, coins, medals, scores, plans, photographs, handwritten or printed texts and any other digitised still image in jpeg, pdf or tiff format.
In case you wish to propose us a partnership project, ask us specific questions or use over 40 images, please contact us at:

E-mail : utilisation.commerciale@bnf.fr

General fees:
Prices are available from May, 2nd 2012. They concern colour copies. A 50% discount is granted for black and white copies. The minimum amount for any invoice fee is 6 € excluding taxes. Discounts are applied based on the total number of images used in the pusblishing project.
  • from 10 to 19: - 10%
  • from 20 to 29: - 20%
  • from 30 to 39: - 30%
  • over 40: negociated fees.

 Fees below concern the publishing of documents (in one specific language) in one specific country. Fees increase in the following cases:

  • one country, several languages: + 20%
  • several countries, one language: + 50%
  • several countries, several languages: + 80%
Book publishing, press and serial publications (paper only)
  ≤ 1 500 1 501 to
15 000
15 001 to
40 000
40 001 to
100 000
100 001 to
200 000
200 001 to
400 000
> 400 000
Impression format
1/8 page 16 18 27,2 36,8 46,4 56 65,6
1/4 page 32 36 54,4 73,6 92,8 112 131,2
3/4 page 48 54 81,6 110,4 139,2 168 196,8
Full page and 4thcover page 64 72 108,8 147,2 185,6 224 262,4
Cover 160 180 272 368 464 560 656

- 80 % discount for academic publications (<1500 copies).

Internet applications
Use Fees
Ebook reader, tablet, smartphone 50
Book publishing (both paper and e-publication)
  ≤ 1 500 1 501 to
15 000
15 001 to
40 000
40 001 to
100 000
100 001 to
200 000
200 001 to
400 000
> 400 000
Impression format
1/8 page 17,6 19,8 29,92 40,48 51,04 61,60 72,16
1/4 page 35,2 39,6 59,84 80,96 102,08 123,2 144,32
3/4 page 52,8 59,4 89,76 121,44 153,12 184,8 216,48
Full page and 4thcover page 70,4 79,2 119,68 161,92 204,16 246,4 288,54
Cover 176 198 299,2 404,8 510,4 616 721,6

- 80 % discount for academic publications (<1500 copies).

 
Printed serial publications (e-publication or both paper and e-publication)
  ≤ 1 500 1 501 to
15 000
15 001 to
40 000
40 001 to
100 000
100 001 to
200 000
200 001 to
400 000
> 400 000
Impression format
1/8 page 24 27 40,8 55,2 69,6 84 98,4
1/4 page 48 54 81,6 110,4 139,2 168 196,8
3/4 page 72 81 122,4 165,6 208,8 252 295,2
Full page and 4thcover page 96 108 163,2 220,8 278,4 336 393,6
Cover 240 270 408 552 696 840 984

- 80 % discount for academic publications (<1500 copies).

 
Advertisements (poster campaigns and other advertising documents)
Impression ≤ 1 500 1 501 to
15 000
15 001 to
40 000
40 001 to
100 000
100 001 to
200 000
200 001 to
400 000
> 400 000
  560 630 952 1288 1624 1960 2296
CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos
Impression ≤ 1 500 1 501 to
15 000
15 001 to
40 000
40 001 to
100 000
100 001 to
200 000
200 001 to
400 000
> 400 000
Burned or recorded content 80 90 136 184 232 280 328
Copy on a booklet, plastic cover or case, printing on CD, packaging 40 45 68 92 116 140 164

- 80 % discount for academic publications (<1500 copies).

 
Online access and websites (unlimited duration)
Use Fees
To put content directly online 140
 
Paying exhibitions (unlimited duration)
Use Fees
Content presented on any type of medium for a permanent, temporary or itinerant exhibition 100
Content presented on exhibitions organised on a voluntary basis or community exhibitions 10
Broadcasting (repeat broadcasts - unlimited duration)
Use Fees
TV films 170
Feature-length film 90
Short or medium-length film 45
 
Spin-off products
Use Fees
Posters, postcards, greeting cards, calendars, bookmarks, card games, stamps, stationery, packaging, publishing of cards... Share of profits depending on the project budget and limited to a maximum of 5%
 
Facsimiles
Use Fees
Full text copy Share of profits depending on the project budget

Text use fees

Use of books, printed documents, serial publications or manuscripts in pdf., tiff., or txt. format for documentary purpose (full text)
Text use fees (full text)
Use Fees
Websites, re-materialization and printing on request, e-book, re-publishing of a paper copy.. Share of profits depending on the project budget

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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