Cision respects the intellectual property rights of others, and Cision requires its customers and those that visit its website(s) to do the same. We’re committed to respecting and protecting the intellectual property rights of publishers, content providers and international copyright organizations.


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. In Europe, we have partnered with the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) in the UK and PMG in Germany, to ensure all organizations can access and share the news they need while staying copyright compliant. While there is no single governing agency in the US, we are supporting multiple organizations dedicated to establishing standards and best practices that can reduce and eventually eliminate misuse of intellectual property, and avoid copyright infringement. We currently have a license with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and are a member of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA).


Become A Content Licensing Partner

Currently, Cision has licensing agreements with many publishers and broadcasters in the US whose content we monitor, including the Associated Press and all publishers in the LexisNexis catalog provided through LexisNexis. In Canada, we have agreements with organizations including Access Copyright, AWNA and CBRA, and we are the recognized consumer supplier for mainstream broadcasters such as CBC, CTV, Global and Newstalk 1010. 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

Digital Millennium Copyright Act:  Notice and Take Down Procedures, Copyright Agent.

Cision respects the intellectual property rights of others, and Cision requires its customers and those that visit its website(s) to do the same.

If you believe that your work has been copied on a Cision-hosted site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to Cision’ Copyright Agent

  • Your postal address, telephone number and email address;
  • A detailed description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; along with the URL that contains the claimed infringing material that you are asking be removed;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you as the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
  • A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyright or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Our contact information for notice of claims of copyright infringement relating to our site is:

Kristie Scott
General Counsel/Copyright Agent
Cision US, Inc.
1 Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive
Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60601
Phone: 301.459.2590
Fax: 301.459.2827

For all email submissions please include in the subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”.

Cision may suspend the access or terminate the account(s) of any subscriber to our services who infringes upon the copyrights of others.


Additional Resources on Copyright Compliance

The Professional Communicator’s Guide To Copyright Compliance And Fair Use
Cision’s white paper on what Copyright means to you as a communicator.

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 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.

PRSA webinar on Copyright Compliance
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.

United States Copyright Office
Supports the agency’s mission to “promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system,” and includes a means to register works online.