The Publishers Licensing Society is set up by the industry to represent publishers in collective licensing and secondary rights management, both on and offline.

What does this mean?
We ensure publishers are paid for the copying of extracts of their publications, whether that is digital copies, scanning or photocopying, of lawfully acquired originals.

Why join us?
- Ensure you are paid when your content is copied
Remove the administrative burden of dealing with multiple requests for secondary copying
- Enable seamless copyright compliance for licensees
- Strengthen and promote copyright awareness
- No sign up fee

Read other publishers views about what we do.

Find out how you can benefit
Call us on 0207 079 5930
Or on email:

Quick links
- What is collective licensing?
- Account management through PLSe
- Our Code of Conduct

Upcoming event: Introduction to Collective Licensing
- 7 May 2014, Birmingham
- How to optimise your collective licensing revenues & meet the team

The PLS introductory session was informative – I wish I had attended earlier
Book your place.

Access to Research pilot
Providing access to published academic research in public libraries. The two year pilot launched Feb 2014 - find out more.

PLS iPad-optimised microsite
In place until we launch our new website in April 2014...
- Find out how our rights management services can benefit you
- See what initiatives we are involved in
- Enjoy our new brand

The free online service from PLS to help you get the most from collective licensing.

- Manage your licensing options
- Keep track of your licence fee income
- Stay up to date with our easy reporting
Find out more.


Distributions timetable
Distributions by sector.
Find out when licence fees are being distributed.


Code of Conduct
Find out more on our About Us page, or download the PDF.


Owned and directed by:

ALPSP Partner PPA Partner The publishers association partner