The ERA Licence

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The ERA Licence enables educational establishments to legally make recordings or copies of TV and radio programmes for educational use. The Licence covers the TV and radio output of ERA’s Broadcaster Members. This means that staff and students at ERA licensed institutions can record or make copies of programmes for educational use without seeking individual permissions. The ERA Licence arises from an exception granted in the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. This entitles rights owners to set up a licensing scheme to allow educational establishments to make copies of programmes for educational use, while at the same time protecting the ability of rights owners to derive an income from their work. Almost all educational establishments already benefit from an ERA Licence, you can find out about your licence status here.

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How to use your ERA Licence
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ERA Licence Terms & Conditions
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Fair remuneration of creative talent allows creativity to flourish – and enables writers, directors, actors, musicians to continue producing wonderful, educational programming.