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Check Permissions

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

We are the Copyright Licensing Agency and we exist to simplify copyright for content users and copyright owners.

Our mission is to help customers legally access, copy and share the published content they need, while also making sure that copyright owners are paid royalties for the use of their work.

What we do

We’ve been providing rights and licences, as well as a growing range of services that simplify copyright and make it easier to access content, for over 30 years.

Our blanket licences allow customers to copy and share extracts from published content, without having to seek permission from copyright owners each time.

We also offer a number of services that have revolutionised content access, including:

  • The Check Permissions search tool
  • The Digital Content Store
  • The Second Extract Service

Find out more about our services.

We are non profit-making, so our revenue is paid out as royalties to copyright owners, like authors, publishers and visual artists. Find out how we turn our licence fees into royalties.

The efficiency of our service, depth of our expertise and our innovative services make us the provider of choice for content users and copyright owners.



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