We are the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency – also known as ICLA.
Our team works with creators, publishers and anyone who copies, shares or scans published works to make sure access to content is simple and legal.
Think of us as representatives for rightsholders. We issue licences that allow people to reuse their words and images, while ensuring the right creators get the payment they deserve.
As a not-for-profit licensing body, our revenue is paid out to the authors, publishers and visual artists who contribute so much with their creativity.
We work with educational establishments, businesses and other organisations to advise on and enable access to a range of publications – both in Ireland and overseas.
Who we represent
Over 3,500 authors and 650 publishers have given us permission to support them in securing credit and revenue for their works. We work with creators directly or, in the case of some of our Irish authors, through the Irish Writers Union and the Writers Guild of Ireland.
We have reciprocal agreements with reproduction rights organisations (RROs) across the world. Through these agreements, Irish rightsholders can be represented by foreign RROs in these countries and receive payment for use of their works abroad. This also allows Irish licensees to gain access to a wide repertoire of international works.
At ICLA, we are active members of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), the main international network of collective management organisations for text and image.
We do not provide legal advice – only general information on copyright issues. If you require legal advice on copyright, you should seek the services of a legal professional.