The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has launched a new online copyright permission search tool for legal professionals. The tool – available at www.cla.co.uk/licences/title-search-law – enables customers to find out whether they can photocopy, scan or digitally reproduce from a publication under their firm’s CLA licence and comes shortly after the agency launched its new specialist copyright licence for law firms.
Whether photocopying and circulating an article to the sales team, or e-mailing press cuttings to the board of directors, the title search allows licensees to quickly confirm whether the activity is compliant with the terms of their CLA licence.
According to the CLA, the title search has been developed in response to research with key customer groups and designed to complement existing website support for included and excluded licence material. James Bennett, Licence Development Manager, says: ‘We are always looking for ways to help customers comply with the terms of their CLA licence. Our new title search tool enables customers to find out whether they can copy or reuse extracts from a publication in a matter of seconds’.
Customers select their licence type and the type of copying they wish to perform, before searching by title or ISN to receive a list of permissions.
The title search is now available at www.cla.co.uk/licences/title-search-law .
A business journalist by trade, Ralph Savage represents a series of B2B clients on media and marketing matters. He provides strategic PR advice, media training and consultancy. He also ghost writes regularly on behalf of FTSE 250 CEOs, leading counsel and senior professionals including solicitors, accountants and brokers.