What we do

What we do

Newspaper Licensing Ireland Ltd (NLI) was established in 2002 to administer the copyright in original works published on behalf of our member publishers, and to promote a culture of copyright understanding and compliance.

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.

Why licensing?

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.

Role of NLI

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 license the commercial use of newspaper and magazine content.

NLI operate under a constitution and is registered with the Patents Office in the Register of Copyright Licensing Bodies.

NLI is a founding member of the Press Database & Licensing Network (PDLN) and a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO).

ICLA now also represent our interests in their international bi lateral agreements.