Extended Collective Licensing

Guidance for relevant licensing bodies applying to run Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) schemes.


Update to Extended Collective Licensing: guidance application 2016

The main change requires applicant collective management organisations to declare that they are compliant with the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. If you intend to apply to operate an ECL scheme, you will need to make this declaration as part of your application to the IPO.

Extended Collective Licensing: guidance application 2014

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 stipulate the evidence a collecting society has to provide when submitting an ECL application. This document covers the detail of that evidence and suggests ways in which application requirements can be met.