Open consultation

Application to operate an ECL scheme


The CLA has applied to the government for a licence to operate an ECL scheme.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government has published a consultation on an application by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) to operate an Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) scheme

ECL allows collective management organisations (CMOs) to offer copyright licences which cover the works of all relevant rights holders in the sector. This includes those who have not directly mandated the CMO to represent them.

The CLA has applied for authorisation as required by The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014.

The government is seeking views from anyone with an interest.

Further information

One document from Appendix 3 (Visual Artist Distribution Methodology Agreement) is not available at the request of the Copyright Licensing Agency because it contains confidential information.


Extended Collective Licensing: Application from the Copyright Licensing Agency

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Annex A

Ways to respond

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Extended Collective Licensing Application Consultation
Copyright and Enforcement Directorate
Intellectual Property Office
Copyright and Enforcement Directorate
Room 2Y31
Concept House
Cardiff Road
NP10 8QQ

Published 8 December 2017