A new mobile app launches today, aiming to educate users of copyright works.
The new app by The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) makes it possible for copyright users to scan the ISN code of a book or magazine to find out whether they may legally copy from it under their CLA licence.
The CLA Title Search app delivers copyright permissions to users in seconds, explaining how extracts may be used: from sharing them via e-mail to storing them on a company intranet.
The CLA Title Search app enables users to:
• Search by scanning the ISBN / ISSN code of a title
• Search by manually entering the title or ISBN / ISSN
• Deliver permissions for photocopying, scanning and digital reproducing extracts from millions of books and magazines
• Contact CLA via direct dial, e-mail and social media
The CLA Title Search app expands on the CLA’s website title search (www.cla.co.uk/titlesearch) that was launched earlier this year. The initiative has been welcomed by major publishers signed up to CLA’s licensing scheme.
Jen Holton, Associate Director of Global Rights at John Wiley & Sons, said: “Naturally, publishers are concerned that CLA represents their rights and mandates effectively and that end-users respect their copyright. The CLA Title Search app is great news for publishers and end-users as it helps to communicate what can be copied under a CLA licence. End-users will now be able to quickly and easily identify which titles are available to copy.’
Kevin Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of CLA, said: “CLA aims to strike a balance between delivering value and growth for creators and publishers while using new platforms to deliver viable products and services to content users. The CLA Title Search app is a great example of something that achieves that balance and further simplifies the licensing process.”
The CLA Title Search is available to download free from the App Store and Google Play. Search ‘CLA Title Search’.
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.