NLI Hosts PDLN Annual Conference

Database and licensing organisations from around Europe, as well as special guests including ENPA, Google News and the Linked Content Coalition came together recently at a conference hosted by Newspaper Licensing Ireland (NLI).

Newspaper Licensing Ireland (NLI) played host to the sixth and latest Press Database and Licensing Network (PDLN) conference in Dublin. Delegates heard a range of presentations on the theme: ‘From Print to Web – Local Media Monitoring to International Media Monitoring Solutions’.

The conference also featured the inaugural PDLN ‘Connect Content’ Forum. During the Forum representatives from 11 leading global media monitoring businesses discussed priorities for the development of improved user solutions.

Established in 2008, the PDLN joins companies and organisations that are owned or controlled by publishers and which operate in the field of licensing articles from newspapers and periodicals and/or providing digital articles for electronic press reviews. Three new members were admitted to the network during this conference, bringing total membership of PDLN to 25.

Commenting on the event, newly-elected PDLN president Andrew Hughes from the UK Newspaper Licensing Agency said: “The continued growth of PDLN shows our commitment to creating better solutions for users of media monitoring services worldwide. We look forward to working with all industry parties to design and implement simple and effective solutions which respect the roles of content users and publishers”.

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Newspaper Licensing Ireland Ltd provides simple, effective and inexpensive copyright compliance solutions for businesses and organisations wishing to legally access, copy, and use Irish newspaper content (both print and online) for commercial purposes. For further information see