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Educational Recording Agency | Licensing the use of educational broadcast material

How it works

  • On behalf of its members ERA operates a licensing
    scheme for educational use of broadcast material.
  • Television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK
    can provide educators with a rich and diverse source of
    material to support teaching and to enhance learning.
  • UK legislation ensures that copyright owners, creators and
    performers are able to derive an income from the licensed
    use of their literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.
  • The Educational Recording Agency Licensing Scheme provides
    educational establishments with a simple means of accessing
    and using broadcast material both in the classroom…
  • …and by students at home.
  • Need more details on what the licence covers? click here
  • In most cases establishments are already covered by a licence.
    If you would like to check on your licence click here.
  • 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.
  • ERA gives teachers a chance to use high-quality, versatile
    resources safe in the knowledge that rightsholders are
    being paid fairly for the work they have created.
  • On behalf of its members ERA operates a licensing
    scheme for educational use of broadcast material.
  • Television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK
    can provide educators with a rich and diverse source of
    material to support teaching and to enhance learning.
  • UK legislation ensures that copyright owners, creators and
    performers are able to derive an income from the licensed
    use of their literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.
  • The Educational Recording Agency Licensing Scheme provides
    educational establishments with a simple means of accessing
    and using broadcast material both in the classroom…
  • …and by students at home.
  • Need more details on what the licence covers? click here
  • In most cases establishments are already covered by a licence.
    If you would like to check on your licence click here.
  • 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.
  • ERA gives teachers a chance to use high-quality, versatile
    resources safe in the knowledge that rightsholders are
    being paid fairly for the work they have created.

Find out more

  • Do you have a licence?

    You’re probably already covered

    Most educational establishments in the UK hold current
    ERA licences, either in the form of an individual licence or as part of a blanket licence 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

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