The Copyright Licensing Agency

The Copyright Licensing Agency

Since 1983, the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has been the recognised UK collective rights licensing body for text and images from book, journal and magazine content.

We provide rights, content and licensing services to customers in the academic, professional and public sectors. We perform collective licensing on behalf of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd. (ALCS) and the Publishers' Licensing Society Ltd. (PLS) and other copyright owners. 


With streamlined workflow systems and over 30 years’ experience in our core markets, we’re uniquely positioned to help our customers access, copy and share the content they need. And make sure copyright owners are paid the royalties they are due. 


We’re a leading member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and the Alliance for Intellectual Property.


James Bennett
Head of Rights and Licencing
0207 400 3146

Paul Rollins
PR & Marketing
0207 400 3140

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