NLA media access Limited, UK

NLA, NLA media access Limited, UK

Mount Pleasant House
Lonsdale Gardens
Tunbridge Wells
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1892 525 273
Fax: +44 1892 525 275

Managing Director: Henry Jones
International Director: Andrew Hughes

Year of first distribution: 1996

Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 15
How are Board Members elected: Eight national newspaper publisher representatives, and alternates where chosen, are appointed by shareholders; one regional publisher representative is nominated by the Newspaper Society; one magazine publisher representative is chosen by the Profession

Remarks about the members: NLA media access holds mandates from the publishers of 3,600 newspapers and magazines titles (including all the national newspapers) and over 2,100 websites. International rights for most magazine titles are administered through the CLA.

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR 1 January – 31 December

Type of National legislation :
Civil law: No
Common law: No
Other Law: NLA media access operates under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended by the EU Directive which came into force in October 2003.

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing schemes, with potential back-up in Copyright Laws

Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: newspapers, magazines, newspaper websites and magazine websites
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Media Monitoring Agencies; Public Relations Consultancies; end-user: companies, associations, national government departments, local government authorities, charities. Over 200,000 organisations now have the benefit of an NLA licence. NLA licences for schools, colleges and universities are managed by CLA under an agency agreement.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: NLA media access offers digital rights allowing licensees to digitally scan, scrape and distribute cuttings from print and web editions. RRO partnerships: NLA has developed a technology partnership with CFC to enable the launch of the Distre-Presse service to French monitoring agencies, using the NLA eClips database. A similar agreement with CEDRO was signed in 2016.

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Media monitoring agencies and public relations consultancies are permitted to supply copies to their clients. NLA offers direct licence to international media monitoring agencies and has such clients in a number of countries outside the UK. NLA also offers eClips - an online database of press content for media monitoring.

Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used: Title Specific Distributions based on copying data provided by agencies and clients
Title-specific distribution: Yes
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: No
Full reporting: No
Sampling: No
Statistical surveys: No
Objective availability: No
Possibility to be copied: No

Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 20
Bilateral agreements type A with: License2Publish & Copiepresse (Belgium). Unilateral: NLI (Republic of Ireland). Bilateral type A with digital academic extension. CCC (USA), CLL (New Zealand), CopyDan (Denmark), Access Copyright (Canada), Copibec (Canada), Kopinor (Norway). Type A full digital rights: CAL (Australia), Copyrus (Russia), Stichting Reprorecht (The Netherlands), Kopiosto (Finland), ICLA (Republic of Ireland) Prolitteris (Switzerland), Literar-Mechana (Austria) HKRRLS (Hong Kong), CEDRO (Spain), CFC (France), DALRO (South Africa), Bonus Copyright Access (Sweden), Luxorr (Luxembourg), CLASS (Singapore). NLA holds similar agreements with PMG (Germany) and ViasPress (Portugal).
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 1
Bilateral agreements type B with: Unilateral: VG Wort (Germany)


Total amount collected for all licensing:
GBP 39,181,000.00 (+/- EUR 45,981,692.29)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
GBP 39,181,000.00 (+/- EUR 45,981,692.29)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
GBP 37,999,235.00 (+/- EUR 44,594,806.95)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
GBP 1,181,765.00 (+/- EUR 1,386,885.34)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
GBP 34,959,000.00 (+/- EUR 41,026,874.78)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
GBP 600,643.00 (+/- EUR 704,897.31)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
GBP 35,672,000.00 (+/- EUR 41,863,631.03)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 0.8521 GBP