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New agreement between the CLA and SyndiGate sees boost to CLA repertoire

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), has announced an agreement with news aggregator SyndiGate, which will see the addition of 1000 online news services and blog sites to the CLA repertoire.

The move further strengthens the value of the CLA licence to Media Monitoring Organisations (MMOs) and their customers. It means that MMOs can now legitimately index these sites under the terms of their CLA licence and deliver links, summaries and PDFs of relevant articles, which can now be copied and reused by any of their customers that are also licensed by CLA.

SyndiGate licenses news, features, photographs, video, real-time data and other information from hundreds of the widest-read and most-respected publishers, with a focus on content from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Among the global news sources included in this agreement with are Bloomberg and Credit Union Journal in business news, whilst France 24 and The Saudi News Agency bring their diverse range of online material to the CLA.

CLA Managing Director, Mat Pfleger said of the announcement, “Through this addition of SyndiGate’s range of digital content to the CLA repertoire, organisations throughout the UK will benefit from pre-cleared reuse permissions for over one thousand online titles. By enabling customers to access and share material from these sites, CLA is taking a further step in its mission to become the provider of choice for rights, content and licensing solutions.”

Mark Gatty-Saunt, Director of Content Sales & Licensing added, “SyndiGate is pleased to facilitate licensed reuse of our content catalogue by working with CLA, whose market-leading licensing solutions will ensure that this content is available for reuse by an wide array of UK organisations.”

The new content is automatically available to reuse under CLA’s licences with immediate effect.

Publishers, news agencies and aggregators wanting to monetise their content in the same way can sign up to be included in CLA licences through the Publishers’ Licensing Society (PLS) and take advantage of this valuable channel to market.


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