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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…



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