Copyright Notice

RISI provides prices and daily news covering the global forest products industry. RISI offerings are copyrighted, and all rights are reserved unless otherwise stated.

This Copyright Notice page provides specific terms and conditions that supplement the general RISI Terms and Conditions to which all subscribers agree.

A subscription to a RISI service or product provides for a specific number of authorized users, or in some instances unlimited users within a business entity. Each authorized user license allows for only one person to use it. Photocopying, sharing access by email forwarding, scanning and saving on an intranet or server accessible by others, sharing your website access user name/password, or otherwise sharing the content of a RISI service or product is strictly prohibited (unless expressly authorized by us in writing in advance) and violates the copyright law of the nation where the infringing conduct occurs. Violations in the U.S. are subject to the stringent remedies provided by the U.S. copyright laws.

Below are some examples of what are authorized and not authorized uses of RISI content.

What you MAY do

You as the named subscriber on the account are permitted to access the RISI news, newsletter PDFs, and RISI reports and the website using your assigned personal user name and password as often as you like throughout the duration of your subscription license.

You may print or save electronically a single copy of each RISI newsletter PDFs and RISI reports or of other website content for your individual use (but may not share it with others).

You may occasionally send limited extracts of the RISI information internally, such as for internal company or investor reports to senior management that are not distributed to other parties. In such cases the RISI Information must only be provided on a non-continuous basis, contain only an insubstantial amount of data and/or portions of text less than a paragraph long and the redistribution must be incidental to the Authorized User’s job function.

You may also download and print one copy from the website for your own individual use (but you may not circulate that copy).

You may discuss your additional specific information needs with us, and we can tailor an appropriate license package to allow compliance for everyone who wishes to access and/or use the information RISI offers. For more information, please contact your account manager or contact us here.

What you MAY NOT do

You may not copy or forward (electronically or otherwise) an entire issue of a RISI newsletter PDF or RISI report. This prohibition includes printing and scanning an entire issue with the intent of distributing it electronically. The law provides for a very limited amount of copying for limited purposes, commonly referred to as “fair use”. However, cover-¬to-¬cover copying is forbidden.

You may not set-up access permitting multiple people to read RISI by giving shared access to a group email address, saving the files on a network where multiple people can access them, posting the file on an intranet, or by any other means.

You may not print and distribute hard copies of a RISI newsletter or RISI reports. The subscriber has permission to print a single copy of the daily issue for his/her own reading or to retain for later reference, but regular distribution is strictly prohibited.

You may not routinely copy and distribute portions of RISI content, including the daily and weekly emails received by subscribers.
You may not share your username and password that is used to access non-public material on; the username and password may be used only by the authorized user on the subscription account.

Unless explicitly authorized by RISI in writing, you may not republish or repackage RISI content, including the proprietary pricing information.

You may not modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the RISI Information or custom research, nor create any derivative work from the RISI Information or custom research.

You may not regularly merge RISI content with any other data or information, or manipulate such content, or incorporate it into another work in any media, even for your company’s internal purposes, unless you have first purchased an appropriate RISI data license . For more information, please contact us.

About Use of RISI’s Pricing Data

RISI’s assessed prices and indices are proprietary in nature and can only be legally accessed through a license to RISI. Through RISI’s pricing methodology, our price reporters apply judgement, creativity and originality to the price reporting process. This means that RISI assessed prices and indices are original works protected by intellectual property rights and they also cannot be shared internally or externally without proper licensing in place. If you have any questions about your company’s use of RISI’s pricing data with respect to compliance, please contact us.

RISI’s Position on Copyright Enforcement

RISI creates high value original content and pricing data. We invest in a highly skilled editorial staff as well as the technology and compliance infrastructure needed to produce the high-level intelligence that our subscribers find indispensable for their business operations. Most subscribers respect and understand that RISI provides a valuable service to them and do their best to ensure compliant use of digital products by purchasing a license that is appropriate for their needs. However, infringement of copyright in digital products is easy to commit and hard to detect and, despite clear and frequent warnings alerting subscribers to their obligations, clients may not have the appropriate license to facilitate compliant use, or they may choose to ignore warnings in an effort to “save money” on subscription costs. We therefore take a firm position against any willful, or otherwise, infringement of our copyright. This is especially so for instances of habitual, systematic, or repeated infringement intended to replace the need for additional licenses within a company.

RISI registers its copyrights with the Library of Congress and undertakes other steps to ensure it benefits from the full protection of U.S. copyright law, notably the statutory damages remedy. The premise of this remedy is that, because infringement of copyright in digital products is easy to commit and hard to detect, infringers who are caught must pay sufficient damages to provide a clear incentive for them and others to obey the law. If, as is the case with RISI, copyrights are properly registered and fair warnings are given, a dispute can be taken to a jury. That jury will have broad discretion to award up to $150,000 for each issue of RISI Newsletters, Reports or other material that is infringed.

As a matter of policy all instances of continual or repeated infringement are referred to counsel and pursued with the intention of creating a deterrent to copyright infringement. Sharing a license creates a risk of significant financial penalties upon detection of non-compliance especially with the tracking capabilities now available to publishers of digital products.

RISI’s goal is to match the needs of our clients with an appropriate license. We encourage you to engage in conversations with our account management team to ensure compliance within your organization and protect your company from risk of penalties. Please contact us to initiate this discussion.

Copyright © 2017 RISI, Inc.

This Copyright Notice was last updated on December 18, 2017.

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