Last updated: November 2022
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before purchasing a perpetual license.
A limited selection of Kanopy’s offerings may be available with Perpetual Archive Licenses (PALs). PALs require your institution to pay a one-time license fee and an annual Continuing Service Fee in order to purchase a non-exclusive perpetual license, allowing your institution and its authorized users to access the designated offering on the Kanopy platform.
Kanopy may elect to temporarily or permanently waive the Continuing Service Fee for one or more of your institution’s PALs. Unless your institution has received such a waiver, Kanopy reserves the right to suspend access to the relevant offering(s) if your institution fails to pay the Continuing Service Fee. PALs may only be revoked by Kanopy for the following reasons: if your institution materially breaches any of the terms of your agreement with Kanopy, if the licensed materials contain errors, and/or if the licensed materials could be subject to an infringement or other adverse claim by a third party.
The purchase of PALs does not entitle your institution to digital files or hard copies of the offering(s) unless Kanopy enters into bankruptcy or otherwise ceases operation. If Kanopy provides your institution with a digital file relating to a PAL, your institution is responsible for securing and restricting use of the offering in accordance with your agreement with Kanopy, using systems and technology at least as protective as Kanopy’s. Any file transfer costs are paid by your institution.