NLA, NLA Media Access Limited, UK
Phone: +44 1892 525 273
Fax: +44 1892 525 275
Managing Director : David Pugh
Commercial Director : Andrew Hughes
Publisher Services Executive : Jennifer Crewe
HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
History of the organisation : The NLA was formed in 1996 to operate a scheme to license and collect revenue from the copying of cuttings from newspapers; the eClips database of UK newspaper content began supplying Media Monitoring Organisations in 2006 and licensing of newspaper-owned websites began in 2010.
Year of incorporation : 1996
Year of first collection : 1996
Year of first distribution : 1996
Composition of Board
Total number of Board Members : 12
How are Board Members elected : Eight national newspaper publisher representatives are appointed by shareholders; one regional publisher representative is nominated by the Newspaper Society; the Special Contributors Director, Managing Director and non-executive Chairman are appointed by the board.
Remarks about the members : The NLA holds mandates from the publishers of 1,400 newspapers and magazines (including all the national newspapers) and over 1,000 websites.
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR 1 January – 31 December
MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law : No
Common law : No
Other Law: The NLA operates under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended by the EU Directive which came into force in October 2003.
Voluntary Licencing schemes, with potential back-up in Copyright Laws
Types of works licensed : newspapers, magazines, newspaper websites
Types of institutions/sectors licensed : Media Monitoring Agencies; Public Relations Consultancies; end-user: companies, associations, national government departments, local government authorities, schools, colleges, universities, charities. Over 200,000 organisations now have the benefit of an NLA licence
Types of works licensed: NLA media access offers digital rights allowing licensees to digitally scan, scrape and distribute cuttings from print and web editions. RRO partnerships: NLA has developed a technology partnership with CFC to enable the launch of the Distre-Presse service to French monitoring agencies, using the NLA eClips database.
Public Lending Rights : No
Other areas of licensing : Media Monitoring Agencies and Public Relations Consultancies are permitted to supply copies to their clients.
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used : Title Specific Distributions based on copying data provided by agencies and clients
Title-specific distribution : Yes
Non title-specific distribution : No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution : No
Full reporting : No
Sampling : No
Statistical surveys : No
Objective availability : No
Possibility to be copied : No
Bilateral agreements type A with : CAL (Australia), CFC (France), CCC (USA), Prolitteris (Switzerland), Stichting Reprorecht (The Netherlands), Literar-Mechana (Austria), Access Copyright (Canada), Copibec (Canada), Kopinor (Norway), Copyrus (Russia), Newspaper Licensing Ireland NLI (Republic of Ireland), Kopiosto (Finland), Reprocopy & Copiepresse (Belgium) The NLA has recently added Digital Academic rights to most of the above agreements and is currently negotiating Type A agreements (or equivalents) with a number of RROs.
Bilateral agreements type B with : Unilateral: VG Wort (Germany), CLL (New Zealand), HKRRLS (Hong Kong)
Total amount collected for all licensing :
GBP 26,914,000.00 (+/- EUR 32,990,929.15)
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing :
GBP 26,502,000.00 (+/- EUR 32,485,903.41)
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide :
GBP 412,000.00 (+/- EUR 505,025.74)
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders :
GBP 20,765,000.00 (+/- EUR 25,453,542.53)
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs :
GBP 609,000.00 (+/- EUR 746,506.50)
Total amount distributed from all licensing :
GBP 21,374,000.00 (+/- EUR 26,200,049.03)
The exchange rate of 1 January 2013 was applied, being EUR 1= 0.8158 GBP
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