NLI clarifies statement on copyright
Newspaper Licensing Ireland Limited, a body set up by the National Newspapers of Ireland group, has stated that it ?never requires or requests a licence for personal use of newspaper content?.
The company, which facilitates the commercial use of copyrighted newspaper content on behalf of publishers, has sought to clarify an earlier statement issued by the NNI on Friday.
?For commercial use, NLI does not require a licence from any organisation, which only displays or transmits links to newspaper content. A licence is required when there is other reproduction of the newspaper content, such as display of PDFs or text extracts.?
The NNI, which represents 16 national daily, Sunday and weekly newspapers and 25 local and regional newspapers, including The Irish Times, established the NLI to licence third parties in relation to use of content that appears in its member publications.
The NNI and its licensing subsidiary issued statements following widespread criticism of communication that took place last year between the NLI and the domestic violence charity Women?s Aid, which had linked to newspaper content on its website.