Charity Licence

The NLI Charity Licence gives charity organisations the appropriate permission to use, copy and share newspaper and magazine content without the risk or cost of copyright infringement. NLI Charity Licence affords all of the rights of the NLI Business Licence, and is price discounted for qualifying charities.

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PR Licence

MMO Licence

Charity Licence

Rights Granted

Standard Rights
  • Photocopy, print, fax, scan and share articles from over 200 newspaper and magazine publications
  • Email press cuttings and articles received from media monitoring organisations (MMOs) and/or PR companies
  • Copy or re-use articles from a range of newspaper website publications
  • Access articles through a web-based portal provided by a media monitoring organisation
  • Store copied or purchased articles on a secure intranet for up to 30 days
Optional Additional Rights
  • Extended Archive – to store electronically for over 30 days. If your MMO maintains an archive of content over 30 days on your behalf then you are required to subscribe to this extended archive option.
  • Website republishing – post articles on your company website

Licence Fees

The NLI Charity Licence fee is based on the total number of staff within a company or organisation.

The national newspapers repertoire is included in the NLI Charity Licence regardless. Coverage for regional newspapers, magazines and UK newspapers (paper rights only) are offered as optional selections. The basic licence fee and the various options fees are set out in the Charity Licence fee schedule.

New licensees are required to pay an indemnity fee to legitimise past unlicensed copying. The indemnity fee is calculated by multiplying the current annual licence fee by the number of years in which copying has previously taken place.

Clients of Media Monitoring Organisations

If you receive a press cuttings service from a media monitoring organisation, it’s likely that you will require a NLI Charity Licence.

All clients of media monitoring organisations that engage in multiple access to electronic clippings from newspapers and magazines, either through a web-based portal or receipt by other methods of electronic delivery, must hold a valid NLI licence.

How to purchase

Please complete and sign the Business Licence application form, annotating that an NLI Charity Licence is sought, and return it to Newspaper Licensing Ireland Ltd. It would be helpful to indicate if charitable tax exemption status has been agreed with the Revenue Commissioners, and if possible to provide the associated CHY reference number.