Copyright Management & The Copyright Licensing Agency

What is the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)?

The CLA is the recognised UK collective rights licensing body for text and images from book, journal and magazine content. It’s mission is to simplify copyright for content users and pay royalties to copyright owners. 

It licenses schools to copy extracts of one chapter or 5% of a book or magazine for use in teaching while making sure that authors, publishers and visual artists are paid royalties for the use of their work.   

From time to time the CLA carries out ‘royalties data exercises’ in order to identify whose work is being used in schools under the licence.  They are not policing or auditing the use of the licence but simply collecting copying information to help the CLA make a fair distribution of royalties to the appropriate copyright owners.

How we can help you?

KYOCERA are introducing a more efficient data collection application that will reduce the reporting burden by introducing a software based solution called the CopyScanPublications App.

This application has been designed in conjunction with the CLA and is endorsed by the Department for Education.  It is an automated solution which means that teachers and assistants will no longer need to complete the lengthy forms that are normally sent to the CLA via the yellow box.

Instead staff can simply walk up to an enabled KYOCERA device, select the CopyScanPublications App whenever copying or scanning published material and the device will notify the CLA. Quick and easy to use, the data goes straight to CLA without using any paper, so there is an environmental benefit in addition to the significant time saving.  


If you believe this application will be of a benefit to you, please register your interest at:

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