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NLA International Partnerships-A Year in Review 2018

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.


NLA announce new partnership with PMCA

NLA licensees will now be able to copy most New Zealand newspapers under the terms of their NLA licences, following an agreement reached between NLA media access and PMCA, New Zealand’s newspaper licensing agency.

This further simplifies licensing of international content, and builds on the growing range of agreements NLA has reached with its peers abroad. NLA users can now copy content from over 20 major countries using their UK NLA agreement. 

The new agreement is reciprocal, and allows PMCA licensees to use UK content. This covers print and web content, and includes rights for media monitoring companies as well as businesses and PR users.

NLA is focused on making copyright compliance easy. We know that international content is increasingly important to UK businesses and we will continue to work to make it easier for UK plc to access and use international news.