The ERA Licensing Scheme

On behalf of its Members ERA operates a Licensing Scheme for educational use of copyright material. Uniquely serving the UK educational sector, ERA is one of a range of collecting societies which help copyright owners and performers derive an income from the licensed use of their literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.

About the ERA Licensing Scheme

How to obtain an ERA Licence

Latest news

  • 31.03.2014

    ERA welcomes publication of draft Statutory Instrument to link with launch of the new
    ERA Licensing Scheme to apply for licences granted on or after 1 April 2014

  • 25.03.2014

    .ERA Publishes tariff rate for schools under new single ERA Licence to apply from 1 April 2014.

  • 05.03.2014

    ERA publishes booklet for BETT show with information about the new Licence from 1 April 2014.


  • 31.01.2014

    The Educational Recording Agency (ERA) welcomes Department for Education Agreement to streamline licensing under new copyright Regulations from 1 April 2014

  • 14.01.2014

    Call for Evidence launched as part of Independent Review
    of framework for application of collecting society Codes of Conduct

  • 17.12.2013

    Changes to ERA Licence envisaged from 1 April 2014. Legislative change resulting from Government follow up to the Hargreaves Review on Modernising Copyright will change the scope of rights relevant to the ERA Licensing Scheme.

  • 08.10.2013

    ERA welcomes changes to link use of S4C Video on Demand Services by educational establishments with ERA Licences

  • 27.09.2013

    ERA welcomes recommendations to increase access to audio-visual material in schools.

  • 07.08.2013

    Formal recertification of ERA Licensing Scheme follows admission of
    Open University Worldwide to ERA membership with effect from 1 July 2013

  • 04.04.2013

    ERA announces research for teachers.

  • 06.02.2013

    New Statutory Instrument confirms changes to terms of ERA Licence from 1 April 2013

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