The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency

What's New

New Schools Licences 2014
This autumn ICLA has launched new licences for primary and post-primary schools in Ireland. These bring licensed copying up-to-date with the modern digital class room, including copying from digital publications, scanning of print publications, presentation on interactive white boards and storage on VLEs

Enabling access for reading disabilities
ICLA’s educational licences now include explicit permission for reproducing whole publications in accessible formats for students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia.

New IT system
ICLA has greatly improved its efficiency by moving to a new IT system for licensing and royalty distribution. It has been instrumental in the development of this new IT system, sponsored by IFRRO and built by Peppertag , which has been customised for ICLA’s voluntary licensing regime.

This tool to facilitate rights information management, was developed as part of the Europeana project. It has now been successfully launched. ICLA has been an active participant in its development and its rights database is now integrated with the ARROW look-up system.

New Business Licence Arrangement with NLI 2014
For companies whose licensing requirements are centred around the receipt of media monitoring content, Newspaper Licensing Ireland's licence now includes periodical and magazine content through a collaboration with ICLA.

PLR Payments December 2015
ICLA will be processing the Irish, UK, Lithuanian, Dutch and French PLR payments at the beginning of February 2015