DS Copyright

Copyright excluded and high fee items

Items that are required for commercial use (as opposed to items required for judicial proceedings or non-commercial purposes) may be subject to high copyright fees or may be copyright excluded. IALS staff will check this and inform customers if they are high fee/excluded.

Excluded items cannot be sent without a judicial proceedings form or non-commercial purposes form.

High fee items will need to be charged as Express in order to cover the high CLA fee, unless a judicial proceedings or non-commercial purposes form is submitted with the order.

*Download a Judicial proceedings declaration form
*Download a non-commercial purposes declaration form


The Copyright Licensing Agency has amended IALS’s Document Delivery License so that from 1st October 2016, IALS will only be able to send PDF items over email to customers who have:

  • A CLA Law License
  • A CLA Multinational Law License
  • Submitted a Judicial proceedings or Non-commercial purposes form with each order (available to download here).

If you do not have a CLA Law License or a CLA Multinational Law License and you have not submitted a judicial proceedings or non-commercial purposes form with your order then we can send items using one of the following methods:

  • Fax
  • Post
  • Courier
  • Collect at IALS

Further information about the CLA License is available on the CLA website: https://www.cla.co.uk/what-is-copyright


Page last updated: 11th October 2017