Web Database Licence

The Web Database Licence (WDL) gives media monitoring organisations the necessary publisher permission to scrape/copy/index from a large repertoire of web titles and provide their clients with links & extracts for commercial purpose. The WDL applies to anyone holding a database or index of UK newspaper content for the purpose of providing paid for services, i.e. it applies to companies that scrape the content themselves and to those that source feeds from a third-party provider.

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What content is available under the WDL?

There are two separate repertoires for this licence. One is for newspaper content and the other for magazine content. You can download a full list of NLA titles here.

If you’re looking to get an MMO licence or if you have any questions, please contact our Client Services team: