Why should I care about Copyright? Copyright Infographic [PDF]

About the Licence

The ICLA schools licence provides blanket permissions to copy from millions of books, journals, magazines and newspapers published in Ireland and abroad. This means that the text and images from these works is automatically included in our repertoire and the copyright owner has to specifically request if they wish to exclude a work from the licence.

The schools licence allows you to re-use content in your lessons without having to clear permissions to do so – this has already been done.

Terms & Conditions of the licence [PDF]

In order to distribute the licence income back to the copyright owners your school may be asked to participate in a data collection exercise. If you would like to know more about the data collection, you can read about it here. Data Collection [PDF]

New Primary Schools Licence launched November 2015

The new licence period for the Primary School Licence is 1st November 2014 to 31st October 2017. Licence renewals issued in November 2014.

If you have opened a new school during the period of this licence, please contact our licensing officer.

The new Schools Licence launched in November 2015 brings licensed copying up to date with the modern digital classroom. The licence now includes copying from digital publications, scanning of print publications, presentation on interactive whiteboards and storage on VLEs.

New repertoire for the schools licence includes Workbooks and Irish and UK newspaper content, both print and digital.

The licence also includes explicit permission for reproducing whole publications in accessible formats for students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia.

The licence covers the extension of the rental right for book rental schemes for publishers who are members of the Irish Educational Publishers Association.

New Secondary Schools Licence September 2015

From September 2015 the Post Primary Licence includes scanning and the reuse of digital material, UK and Irish newspaper content and workbooks, which were previously excluded. It also grants permission to schools to apply book rental schemes to text books on the Irish curriculum.

The licence also includes explicit permission for reproducing whole publications in accessible formats for students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia.

The licence covers the extension of the rental right for book rental schemes for publishers who are members of the Irish Educational Publishers Association.