As a world leader in media monitoring, research and analysis, Cision works hard to meet the needs of customers who need to know what is published about them. We also are committed to respecting and protecting the Intellectual Property rights of publishers and content providers. That’s why we’re working with customers, publishers, and international copyright organizations to ensure we meet the needs of both constituencies.


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


Become a Content Licensing Partner

In Canada we have agreements with many agencies who collect and remit royalties on behalf of rights holders, such as Canadian Broadcasters Rights Agency (CBRA), Access Copyright, and Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA). We also license content directly from publishers and broadcasters, including The Globe and Mail, TorStar, and Rogers Media. We are also the recognized consumer supplier for broadcasters such as the CBCCTVGlobal and Newstalk 1010. In the US, our licensing agreements include media outlets such as The New York Times, Washington PostBoston GlobeGannettMcClatchyBloomberg and CNN.

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 by our customers, please contact


Copyright Resources

Below are some additional resources on copyright compliance:

Access Copyright
Access Copyright is a Canadian licensing agency providing copyright-licensing solutions to copyright-protected content, while ensuring the creators and publishers are paid for the use of their work.

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 Board of Canada 
The Copyright Board of Canada is a regulatory body which establishes the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works. It can also supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies.

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.

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.

NewsRight, backed by over two dozen news media companies, offers rights clearance for, and the delivery of, online news reporting and original journalism.

PRSA Stay Compliant and Stay Out of Trouble
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.