The UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) today announced the launch of a new online title search tool for legal professionals. The tool – available at – enables users to find out whether they can photocopy, scan or digitally reproduce from a publication under their firm’s CLA licence.

Whether photocopying and circulating an article to the sales team, or e-mailing press cuttings to the board of directors, the title search allows licensees to quickly confirm whether the activity is compliant with the terms of their CLA licence. The title search has been developed in response to research with key customer groups and designed to complement existing website support for included and excluded licence material. James Bennett, Licence Development Manager, says: ‘We are always looking for ways to help customers comply with the terms of their CLA licence. Our new title search tool enables customers to find out whether they can copy or reuse extracts from a publication in a matter of seconds’.

Customers select their licence type and the type of copying they wish to perform, before searching by title or ISN to receive a list of permissions.