About Newspaper Licensing Ireland
NLI works on behalf of our member publishers to ensure that those who wish to use newspaper content for commercial purposes are appropriately licensed.
We provide simple and cost-effective licensing models that permit organisations to legally access, use and share articles and content from a range of national and regional newspapers, magazines and international publications.
Information for Publishers
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Media coverage has a high value to commercial organisations
Businesses have a have a strong vested interest in what the media writes about them and, as a result, routinely monitor the media for mentions of brand or product, competitor behaviour, sectoral activity or even any social, economic or governmental debate that is relevant to them.
Press cuttings are then likely to be accessed, copied and shared both internally (hard copy, intranet, email) and externally (website, social media) by employees as part of their daily activity.
Publishers value the part they play in contributing to daily debate and information exchange, and understand that companies may wish to shared and reference their material.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is NLI?
Why do I need a licence from NLI?
But I thought newspaper and magazine content is in the public domain?
What does infringing copyright mean?
Do I need a licence for copying online content?
I issued a press release to a newspaper, surely, I own that content?
What happens if I ignore or decide not to take a licence?
I use a media monitoring company (MMO) or a PR company do I still require a licence?
What gives NLI the authority to issue licences?
How are the licence fees calculated?
Why is the price calculated by the total number of employees?
Do charity organisations require a licence too?
Yes, charities also require a licence to copy, share or otherwise use copyrighted news content, however a discount may be available for qualifying organisations on request.
Before copying, sharing or otherwise using newspaper content, you must have the permission of the copyright owner. This permission is granted in the form of a licence from NLI. Our collective licensing model makes it easy for companies and employees to freely share content while complying with copyright legislation.
The Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 operates in conjunction with the mandate given to NLI by the publishers we represent to authorise NLI to licence the commercial use of newspaper and magazine content.
Supporting Irish journalism
NLI is proud to sponsor the Young Journalist of the Year category as part of the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. By sponsoring this award, we are helping to nurture the next generation of journalists whose work is at the heart of Ireland’s news content ecosystem. Pictured at this NewsBrands Journalism Awards is the 2022 Young Journalist of the Year, Ciara Phelan of the Irish Mirror (second from right), with Allan Prosser, member of the judging panel (left), Colette McCann, NLI Customer Services Manager, and Colm O’Reilly, Chair of NewsBrands Ireland.