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Find out what can be copied, shared or re-used under your licence.

Do you need a CLA licence?

A CLA licence lets you legally copy extracts of content in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We offer licences tailored for businesses, charities, educational institutions, and public sector organisations.

In your day-to-day role, you might use content from a range of copyright print and digital books, magazines and journals. For example, you might photocopy an article from a journal to share via email, download content from an original digital publication to use in a presentation or receive press cuttings from a media monitoring agency.

Our licences make copying content simple because you don’t need to ask permission and negotiate terms of use from the copyright owner every time you copy something. Instead, a CLA licence means you have blanket clearance to copies (within limits) of the content you need, when you need it.

What does a CLA licence let me do?

  • Access articles and chapters from millions of publications 
  • Publications from more than 35 countries
  • One annual licence, so no need to seek permissions every time
  • Single transaction and a published rate card for certainty of cost
  • Our indemnity ensures peace of mind and reduces risk of infringement

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How can I find out if I need a CLA licence?

If you aren’t sure whether your organisation needs a licence, just answer these five simple questions, keeping in mind the activity of all employees.

Would you or any employee answer ‘Yes’ to any of the following:

  • Do you receive, access (including online) or share press cuttings?
  • Do you copy or print articles from websites or other digital content?
  • Do you email copies of articles or extracts from publications?
  • Do you store copies of articles or reports on an intranet?
  • Do you photocopy or scan content from books, magazines or journals?

We have a variety of different licences for each organisation, ensuring that your licence offers benefits tailored to your field.

Contact us to find out more. You can call us for free on 0800 085 6644. Otherwise, use the button below to go to our web enquiry form.

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