About the Licence

The ICLA Primary and Post Primary licences provide 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 Licence is fully supportive of blended (classroom and online) learning, including text and images from the internet as well as the full complement of Irish school textbooks.

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.

Why should I care about Copyright? Copyright Infographic

How to make best use of your licence? Infographic

In order to distribute the licence income back to the copyright owners your school may be asked to participate in a data collection exercise. Learn more here

Primary Licence (S.I. No. 275 of 2020)

Post-Primary Licence (S.I. No. 276 of 2020)


Refer to the Excluded Works List for works which are not subject to the blanket licence and therefore should not be reproduced without explicit permission from the right holder.

Music Licences

The Limited Manufacture Licence provides your school with permission to produce products such as CDs and DVDs containing up to 120 minutes of music per product, for example the recording of student performances,  recordings solely used for tuition, and student films.

Schools Limited Manufacture Licence Guidelines and  Terms & Conditions

If schools wish to operate a radio station then they will need a licence from PPI. For more information, contact info@ppimusic.ie