Newspaper Licensing Ireland Limited (NLI) has been established for the purpose of licensing companies who photocopy and/or scan information from newspapers. We are mandated by our member newspaper titles to use, and authorise the use of, their newspapers or any part thereof.
We are in the process of contacting organisations located within the Republic of Ireland who do not have a current licence to photocopy and/or scan sections or cuttings from our member titles as listed above.
If your organisation does not photocopy and/or scan any information from any of the member titles listed above, we would ask you to sign a declaration form affixing your company stamp and return to
Newspaper Licensing Ireland Limited, Clyde Lodge, 15 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Click here to download the declaration form.
If your organisation does photocopy and/or scan information from our member titles listed above, you are asked to kindly sign the relevant licence agreement which can be downloaded from the section entitled Get a Licence. Please also confirm the number of employees in your organisation and return to Newspaper Licensing Ireland Limited, Clyde Lodge, 15 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Once we receive this, you will be invoiced for the relevant amount.
If your organisation photocopies and/or scans information from our member titles and you fail to purchase a licence, this could result in an infringement action being taken against you seeking relief by way of damages, injunction, and/or account of profits. Furthermore, you will be deemed to have committed a criminal offence contrary to Section 140 of the Copyright & Related Rights Act 2000, which attracts a potential monetary penalty of €127,000 and/or a term of imprisonment for a period up to 5 years.
At present ownership of a licence can permit non digital copying of UK newspapers as listed above. We are also working on expanding our list of foreign titles and will update our website if this becomes permissible.
It’s a two-year licence, automatically renews indefinitely at the end of that period until terminated either by NLI or by your organisation. Please refer to clause 8 of the licence agreement for full details.
The licence agreements are self-renewing. We will invoice your organisation every twelve months from the commencement date. An increase in line with CPI will be levied.
Please refer to clause 8 of the agreement for all details.
Yes, it can be terminated after the initial two-year period, provided that either party gives notice of their intention not to renew the agreement within one month of the expiry of the two-year period.
Otherwise, the agreement renews indefinitely until otherwise terminated in accordance with its provisions.
Please refer to clause 8 of the licence agreement for full details.
Companies such as the Bank of Ireland, Friends First, The Irish Food Safety Authority and FBD Holdings have a commercial licence from NLI.
Kantar (previously MediaMarket), Media World and News Access have been licensed as Media Monitoring companies.
59 Public Relations Consultants have a licence from NLI.
While it is appreciated that many companies purchase newspaper titles on a regular basis, this does not alter the requirement to purchase an NLI licence in order to avoid breaching Irish copyright law.
By purchasing a licence, on the other hand, you will be free to scan and photocopy information from any or all listed titles without fear of breaching copyright law.
Even if you do not reproduce newspaper information on a regular basis. and acknowledge the source of that material when you do so, without an NLI licence your company is in breach of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000.
This is not the case. The NLA is a completley separate organisation and whilst they do offer a licence that permits photocopying from Irish newspapers, this is applicable only within the UK and not within Ireland. Any companies located in Ireland who photocopy and/or scan information from our member titles will need to purchase a licence from NLI.
A number of PR agencies/Media Monitoring companies have purchased a licence from NLI and are therefore entitled to photocopy and/or scan information from our member titles and to forward that information to their clients.
However, the supply of copies of cuttings to you by a press cuttings agency or media monitoring company does not carry with it permission to make further photocopies, electronic copies, to fax or to otherwise electronically reproduce that copy. You should note carefully that "other electronic reproduction" includes access to a portal website displaying the cuttings from more than one of your computers.
Additionally, if your agency sends the information electronically and you store it on your computer or computer network, a licence will need to be obtained.