Photocopying Scanning Digital Material

Your CLA Pharmaceutical Licence allows you to photocopy, and if opted in by the publisher, scan and copy from certain digital material published in the USA.

Specific Inclusions/Exclusions

  • Photocopying – photocopying from US material is limited to those works published by a Participating US Publisher. Click here to search the list.
  • Scanning/Digital – to see which titles can be copied please use Check Permissions.


Please note the following terms apply for US repertoire:

  • US repertoire included under your CLA licence for scanning from print and digital use is limited to titles in the US CCC Electronic-Rights Works repertoire.
  • Your CLA licence will now only allow you to scan a US printed work if an electronic copy is not readily available from the publisher.
  • The copying of any number of articles from a single issue where the subject matter relates to a particular theme is no longer permitted for US repertoire.
  • US repertoire included in your CLA licence can no longer be supplied to health professionals or other persons requesting medical information connected to the use and support of the Licensee’s products or to external advisers in connection with legal proceedings.
  • Copies of US repertoire can still be provided externally for the purposes of, or in connection with, preparing or maintaining an application for regulatory or marketing approval of products.
  • Copies may continue to be used externally for regulatory and patent application purposes, subject to the usual terms and conditions.

The full Pharmaceutical Licence Terms and Conditions can be viewed here