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General Terms & Conditions & Copyright Licenses

Need to know more about Copyright Licenses?

Copyright protects creative or artistic works. Any cutting supplied as part of a media monitoring service is subject to copyright.

All Press Cuttings Agencies are required to hold copyright licenses in order to use magazine and newspaper content. License are issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and by individual publishers.

Press Cuttings Agencies pay royalty fees to publishers in order to deliver cuttings to their clients.

This fee covers the cost of:

  • all paper copies we send you
  • the delivery of the first copy to you via our electronic service.

Any further reproduction of a cutting requires permission either directly from the publisher or under the terms of an NLA or CLA licence. So, if you do any further copying (including photocopying, faxing, forwarding an email link, having more than one recipient of a digital service) you must first ensure you hold the appropriate licence.

Important Information

All digital cuttings are transmitted via email with links or through a password protected website.

We are required to pass your contact details, including details of your service, to the NLA and CLA as part of our monthly/quarterly royalty return.

Press Cuttings Agencies can only supply cuttings to clients who hold the appropriate licence.

Any external publication of a press cutting will require permission from the publisher.

For more information about copyright obligations can be found in our Terms & Conditions. Read more about CLA licensing here.

Key Contacts

To discuss your licence requirements in more detail, please contact the relevant licensing body:

The Copyright Licensing Agency, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS

T: 020 7400 3100 E: W:

Newspaper Licensing Agency, Wellington Gate, 7-9 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1NL

T: 01892 525 273 E: W:

The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and The Copyright Tribunal

As the dust settles on a long-running legal case between the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and Meltwater over licensing for newspaper web content, Gorkana sheds some light on what it all means. We catch up with David Pugh, MD of the NLA, and Jeremy Thompson, MD of the Gorkana Group, to explain (succinctly!) what The Copyright Tribunal's decision means for PRs. Watch our interview here.

The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) and The Copyright Tribunal