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ALCS is a membership organisation for writers run by its Members, for its Members.
Here you can find out all about the work we do to:

  • Protect and promote the rights of authors writing in all disciplines
  • Ensure authors receive fair payment for the various uses of their work

Lifetime membership of ALCS costs £25. This one-off fee ensures that you receive payment of any money that is due to you for use of your work.

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  • 12/11/2014

    Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman launches 'Project Remix'

    Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman has today launched a search to find the UK's most creative teens.

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  • 30/10/2014

    UK Government Launches Orphan Works Licensing Scheme

    The UK Government has launched a new licensing scheme which will provide access to more than 91 million creative 'orphan' works whose owners or copyright holders are not known or not found.

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  • 28/10/2014

    ALCS to sponsor the EWC Value of Writers Works event

    The European Writers' Council (EWC) will be holding their annual Authors' Rights Event on Monday the 3rd November at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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  • 27/10/2014

    Intellectual Property Crime Unit boosted by £3 million of new government funding

    The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods was boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).

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  • 17/10/2014

    CILIP Chief Executive Annie Mauger to take up new role

    Annie Mauger, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, is to take up a new role as Director of National Business Units at the Chartered Institute of Housing, based in Scotland. Annie will step down as Chief Executive of CILIP on 30 January 2015.

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