NLA International Partnerships-A Year in Review 2018
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 13:54
eClips Team in Copyright, Global partnership, International, international partnerships

Throughout 2018 NLA media access has continued to increase and deepen its reciprocal partnerships across the world. These agreements are vital in making copyright compliance easier for end users, allowing access to international titles, whilst protecting publisher’s intellectual property.

Working with other Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs), the Press Database and Licensing Network (PDLN), and International Media Monitoring Organisations, NLA is able to legitimise access to international news and magazine content.

Last year we added two new agreements to our portfolio. This brings the total to 26 international partnerships, across 23 countries, and around 6,800 overseas publications which can be accessed and copied by UK licensees. These reciprocal deals also mean that the UK’s leading news publications can be used by our global partners in their respective countries. 

At the beginning of 2018, NLA partnered with Copyright Agency, the Australian licensing body, allowing licence holders to copy content from leading publications such as Australian Financial Review, The Australian, and Sydney Morning Herald.

Later in the year, we partnered with PCMA, New Zealand’s newspaper licensing agency. As a result, NLA licensees are now able to copy many New Zealand newspapers under the terms of their current NLA licences. The agreement also allows PCMA licensees to use UK content.

We look forward to establishing more global partnerships in 2019, enabling end users the ability to access and use more foreign content whilst continuing to support journalism, across the UK and around the world.

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