About the CLA

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licenses the copying and re-use of extracts from books, journals, magazines and digital publications in the UK.

The CLA is a licensing body as defined by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. It is a not-for-profit company that issues licences on behalf of authors, publishers and visual artists.

Any organisation that reproduces material from copyright publications is likely to need a licence.

CLA licences reduce the risk and potential cost of copyright infringement. Any organisation, whether private or public sector; commercial or not-for-profit, can buy one.

For more information, visit the CLA website.