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Welcome to the PDLN

The Press Database and Licensing Network (PDLN) is an association representing organisations owned or controlled by publishers who license or supply newspaper, magazine and website material for media monitoring, press cutting and press review services. PDLN was founded in 2008 and has grown rapidly. It now has 27 members in 21 countries. 

PDLN aims to protect and promote the interest of publishers in media monitoring services. Its members seek to encourage the development of simple, efficient market solutions to the supply and use of press information internationally. PDLN works to share best practice in licensing and supply and to create forums for content owners and users to come together to solve the challenges of improving these services.

Rome confirmed for PDLN conference June 5-7th 2016

Promopress will host the 2016 conference. Initial programme here


CFC and NLA simplify cross border licensing 

NLA media access and the Centre Français d’Exploitation du droit de Copies - CFC – have completed an agreement allowing them to license their respective publisher repertoire to media monitoring organisations - MMOs -  and business users in both countries. As a result, Les Echos, Le Monde, Figaro and other leading French titles can now be delivered as part of UK digital press cuttings services, and major UK titles like the Telegraph, Guardian and Independent can be delivered through licensed French MMOs.

NLA and CFC have also made access available to newspaper and magazine content through the eClips and CFC distre-presse databases to users in UK and France, and will co-operate in offering French and UK content to media monitoring companies in other territories. This additional content will be automatically included in current CFC and NLA end user licenses at local prices, so no additional agreement is required by users or MMOs. The agreement also replaces the special licences needed by French media monitoring suppliers and users accessing NLAs eClips service.  

NLA and CFC have come together in response to user requests to make it easier to use international content. Both are members of international organisations PDLN and IFRRO, who have provided model contracts to assist in reaching the new agreement.

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