The Copyright Hub
The government has created a ‘Copyright Hub’ - see http://www.copyrighthub.org/ - to make it easier to get a licence to use a copyright work. You can search for the owner of the copyright, and easily get a licence.
The hub is still in an early stage of development, but is being hailed as a great British innovation, sure to ease the tension between creators of works and consumers of works, in the digital age. It is being described as a new technology ecosystem.