Who we are

Who we are

NLA is a publisher owned rights licensing and database business.  We provide access to and license the re-use of publishers' content. NLA licences contribute to a vibrant UK media and support journalism. You'll find an overview in our infographic.

What we do

What we do

We manage the rights of thousands of print and web titles. We also act as a fast and effective supplier of original quality articles and online news stories to media monitoring agencies and their clients.

About copyright

About copyright

Copyright protects authors of original work. It gives them the legal right to control the way their work is reproduced and to charge for permission to do so. Permission is often granted by publishers in the form of a licence. 

Our code of practice

Our code of conduct

Our Code of practice outlines our service standards and commitment to licensees. It provides details of our customer service and complaints procedure.

Other activities

Other activities

NLA is a socially responsible organisation that, since 1996, has distributed more than £196 million in royalties as well as supporting a number of key initiatives in the wider media industry.

FAQs

FAQs

These FAQs cover the most common concerns and questions asked by our business clients and answers questions about the range of licences and services we offer.