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NLA media access hosts PDLN international licensing conference

Delegates from over 20 countries gathered in London earlier this month at the Press Database Licensing Network (PDLN) annual conference. The conference (hosted by NLA) aims to help publishers, licensing organisations and media monitoring companies produce better international content for business. PDLN now has 26 members in 20 countries worldwide, and the admission of The New York Times as its first publisher member was notable. The event was a success, bringing in 68 attendees from across the globe with especially strong US representation from The New York Times, Burrelles Luce, Associated Press, Tribune, and CCC(Copyright Clearance Center). The conference also saw members from New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Korea. 

A dinner at Stationers Hall was a highlight for many, but sharing experiences and ideas was at the heart of the event. Speakers included:

Alice Ting, Head of Syndication and Brand Licensing at New York Times

Bénédicte Autret, Head of Strategic Relations UK and Benelux at Google

Johna Burke, President of FIBEP (also Burrelles Luce)

Caroline Morgan, Secretary General at International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)

Elenora Rosati, Legal Expert at Southampton University

Carlos Amaral, CEO of Priberum and contributor to the EU SUMMA Project

NLA thanks everyone who attended. More detail on the event is available here and photographs can be viewed here.


NLA media access expands overseas content for licensees by growing portfolio with two international agreements

NLA media access has bolstered its range of international partnerships with the inclusion of both Poland and Australia to its portfolio of news content. This means that NLA licence holders now have access to, and the ability to share, significantly more content from across the globe.


January 2018 saw NLA media access partner with Copyright Agency (Australia) which allows licence holders access to leading Australian content from the likes of Australian Financial Review, The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald.

NLA has also extended the rights it grants Copyright Australia for UK content to include most Asia Pacific countries.


In late 2017, Polish news licensing body Repropol and NLA media access agreed an exchange of rights. This agreement allows both organisations to license each other’s content to their respective media monitoring clients and licensees creating an even more comprehensive solution.

Jan Ruranski, board member at Repropol, added: “Extending our licence coverage to include leading UK content will be welcomed by our users, and our publishers will benefit from NLA’s licensing of Polish content in the UK.  The new agreement demonstrates our commitment to licensing, and to working in partnership with the many established licensing bodies, both in Europe and further afield.”

2018 and beyond

Commenting on the two agreements, Andrew Hughes, International Director at NLA media access, noted:

“With the growth of a globalised media landscape, it’s our job to make sure our licensees can access the content they need.

“Ease of use is essential for everyone and these partnerships are further steps towards making copyright compliance easier for users of monitoring services. Our users in the UK and abroad have requested wider coverage and we are responding. This is a further significant extension of the NLA international content offering and we are confident the UK and international markets will welcome this development” 

With a mission to support journalism as well as provide the best possible service for media monitoring companies and clients, NLA media access will be announcing more agreements this year to further extend its service.

About NLA media access

NLA media access was first established in 1996 and protects the publishing industry's copyright through collective licensing.  Its role is to enable over 200,000 organisations, including media monitoring clients and licensees, to reproduce content from over 3,600 newspaper and magazine titles with permission. Since its creation, NLA’s portfolio has expanded and currently consists of thousands of titles, both online and in print. In 2016, the company returned £36m to publishers. NLA also offers several cost saving services for publishers, including Clipshare - a fully searchable archive of newspaper and magazine content dating back to 2006.