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ERA – opening up a world of broadcast learning resources

Television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK offer educators a rich and diverse source of material to support teaching and to enhance learning.

The ERA Licensing Scheme provides a single point of clearance for all rights necessary for educational establishments at all levels of education to create and use resources obtained from broadcast materials whether on television or radio. Educational establishments need an ERA Licence if they enable students or teachers to use material sourced from broadcasts for teaching purposes. This includes enabling access to catch up services of UK broadcasters when terms and conditions link with the ERA Licence.

As a not for profit organisation, we only cover our administration costs from the money we collect from licensing. We pay everything else to our Members. This ensures that Rightsholders are being paid fairly for the work they have created.

Do you have a licence?

Most educational establishments in the UK hold current ERA licences, either in the form of an individual licence or as part of a blanket license agreement; for example, where a local authority has entered into an agreement with ERA on behalf of all its schools.

Not sure if your institution holds a licence? Find out more…

Need more details on what the licence covers? Click here…

Need to know how much the licence costs? Find out more…



Latest News

The Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium

Yesterday (24th May), the Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium was held in the BPI offices in London.  The event brought… Read more

ERA supports the Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium 24th May – London

This event will hopefully be one to follow. The day will offer “workshops and plenary sessions to explore the role… Read more

ERA Supports World IP Day 26 April 2016

WIPO has announced the World Intellectual Property Day 26 April 2016, celebrating digital creativity across the world. This year the… Read more

Our Blog

#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have… Read more

ERA in Teach Secondary

Have you seen ERA’s advice piece in this month’s Teach Secondary? Click through below for a pdf copy of our article!

Dangerous Visions on BBC Radio 4 – Visions of a dystopian future

The Dangerous Visions season on BBC Radio 4 features a series of dramas and readings that ‘explore that explore contemporary… Read more