Cision strives to meet the requirements of our constituents. We work hard to meet the needs of customers who want to know what is published about them and we’re committed to respecting and protecting the intellectual property rights of publishers, content providers and international copyright organisations.


Content Licensing

As copyright laws continue to evolve, Cision is actively participating in the global effort to develop practical solutions for copyright protection and digital rights management.

In Europe, we have partnered with the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) in the UK and PMG in Germany, to ensure all organizations can access and share the news they need while staying copyright compliant. While there is no single governing agency in the US, we are supporting multiple organisations dedicated to establishing standards and best practices that can reduce and eventually eliminate misuse of intellectual property, and avoid copyright infringement.

We currently have a license with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and are a member of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA).


Become A Content Licensing Partner

Currently, Cision has licensing agreements with many publishers and broadcasters in the US whose content we monitor, including the Associated Press and all publishers in the LexisNexis catalog provided through LexisNexis.

In Canada, we have agreements with organisations including Access CopyrightAWNA and CBRA, and we are the recognised consumer supplier for mainstream broadcasters such as CBCCTVGlobal andNewstalk 1010.

Drafting an appropriate digital rights agreement can help protect your content from copyright infringement.

For more information on a licensing agreement with Cision, contact


Report Misuse

Cision respects the intellectual property rights of publishers and broadcasters and expects our customers to do the same. If you are a copyright owner who wants to report copyright infringement or misuse of content, please contact us at


Additional Resources on Copyright Compliance

The Professional Communicator’s Guide To Copyright Compliance And Fair Use

Cision’s white paper on what Copyright means to you as a communicator.

Copyright Alliance Board

A non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, the Copyright Alliance Board believes in protecting copyrighted creative works. In the Copyright Alliance, it brings together a wide range of parties, from artists’ unions to major publishers.

Copyright Education via Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

CCC is a global rights broker for copyrighted materials, working with those who supply content as well as those who use it. CCC offers various training materials on copyright and how it affects you.

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)

CLA is a UK collective licensing body and offers licence products which enable copying and reuse of published materials, specifically magazines, journals, books and websites.  It operates a range of licensing schemes across a wide range of sectors to facilitate the copying and reuse of published content.

Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA)

The NLA licenses the copying of newspaper content on behalf of the copyright owners, providing organizations with permission and access to the content, and ensuring they are copyright compliant.

PRSA webinar on Copyright Compliance

In PRSA’s webinar, Copyright Compliance: Stay Compliant and Stay Out of Trouble, you’ll learn what you need to do to comply with copyright law and still do your job effectively.

SIIA Corporate Anti-Piracy Program

The principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, SIIA provides global services in corporate education and intellectual property protection.

United States Copyright Office

Supports the agency’s mission to “promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system,” and includes a means to register works online.