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Fees and process for the use of documents

You want to use BnF documents in a publication, an audiovisual production, an exhibition, in any paid service or product, advertising or commercial media. These commercial uses are subject to an authorization and the payment of a fee, in addition to and independently of potential reproduction works of documents. (See section “Reproduction products and fees” and “How to order reproductions”). These uses of documents falls in the framework of the law n°78-753 of July 17. 1978 (articles 15 and 16).

Non-commercial use of documents is open and free of charge in accordance with the legislation in force, especially the maintenance of the source of the document: BnF or Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Declare a commercial use

When you order reproductions, on estimate or online from Gallica or the Catalogue général, you will be submitted a question about your commercial use at the end of the purchase process, in case of a positive answer, an online declaration form will be submitted.

If you already have images, the declaration form below must be filled as soon as possible for any commercial use project. This form is also available in the section « Mes achats » of your personal account if you have one.

Pay the fee and get an authorization of use

The use fee can either (according to the customer’s choice) be paid after the declaration or upon publication which is based on the sending of a copy of the publication to the Reproduction department. According to the choice made in the declaration, you will obtain a temporary or final authorization of use.

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Commercial use fees

Detailed prices below are set per image unless otherwise stated. We remind you that potential reproduction works (technical charges) are invoiced independently.

Discounts are applied depending on the total number of images used in the same project:

  • from 10 to 19: -10%
  • from 20 to 29: -20%
  • from 30: negotiated fee

An increase is applied in case of a distribution in several countries: +50%

Book, Press and periodical (electronic version included)
Location Fee ex. VAT
Inside page 60 €
Vignette (smaller than 1/8 page) 30 €
Cover 180 €

- 80 % for academic publications

Web and mobile application
Fee ex. VAT
Content presented on any web or mobile devices 60 €
Audiovisual
Fee ex. VAT
Television 150 €
DVD-VOD-CD 150 €
Cinema 150 €

- 50 % on the additional medium (example: Television + DVD-VOD-CD = 150 € + 75 €)

Exhibition
Fee ex. VAT
All content presented on exhibition stands, except catalogue and by-products 100 €
Communication and advertising
Fee ex. VAT
All content presented on any communication media 600 €
By-products and decoration
Posters, postcards, calendars, card games, stamps, stationary, packaging, objects, decoration materials… Negotiated percentage on the amount of sales depending on the project economy
Facsimiles editions and full reproduction
Full reproduction of a document: publishing or republishing identically, full rematerialization and print on demand, e-book, website... Negotiated percentage on the amount of sales depending on the project economy

The minimum amount to be applied for all license fee invoices is set at 6 euros excluding Tax.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Contact

Email : utilisation.commerciale@bnf.fr

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