Carol Lee has worked to promote and protect authors’ rights for more than a decade, initially as copyright consultant to the NUJ (National Union of Journalists) and, latterly, for ALCS. She has also assisted on projects for the Society of Authors and the Writers' Guild.
As an author, journalist and playwright she is interested in highlighting the increasing gap between those who own intellectual property and those who do not.
In 1999, Carol’s NUJ work resulted in a landmark copyright agreement at ACAS. Writers from a wide range of genres gave evidence to a panel of inquiry on which ALCS's current President, Maureen Duffy, represented writers' interests.
For ALCS, Carol was a member of the team which successfully re-negotiated the bipartite agreement with publishers in 2004. She also sat on the ALCS Council (1999-2000) and has been involved in a number of projects for the Company, including the Copyright Debate at the British Library.
Her recent books have included To Die For, which was a best-seller, and A Child Called Freedom, published in June 2006 to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising in South Africa.
She is currently working on a novel.