Media licenses

FOI request reference: F0044803
Publication date: March 2016


I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from National Archives, The:

  • Did the National Archives, The pay for a NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) or CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) media license in 2013-2014?
  • If so, how much did the National Archives, The pay for the licenses in 2013-2014 (please provide the figures separately)?
  • Did the National Archives, The pay for other media licenses in 2013-2014? Please list any other media licenses the council subscribed to and how much was paid for them in 2013-2014.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for, my details are outlined below.




The National Archives did pay for a Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) media licence in 2013-14. We paid £5428.26

We did not pay for a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) media license in 2013-14.

We did not pay for any other media licences in 2013-14.