You have successfully logged out of the members' area.


to The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society

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.

Find out more


Twitter stream currently unavailable
Twitter bird

Latest news

Read all news

  • 14/07/2014 13:49:36

    Scriptwriters invited to take part in EC Survey

    The European Commission has asked Europe Economics and the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam to undertake a study on the remuneration of authors and performers. This study is focussed on audiovisual and musical works and is therefore of most relevance to scriptwriters.

    read on

  • 08/07/2014 09:29:46

    What are words worth now? Not much.

    Shocking new ALCS research into authors’ earnings finds dramatic fall, both in incomes, and the number of those working full-time as writers.

    read on

  • 02/07/2014 12:47:02

    Stevie Spring joins ALCS board

    ALCS is delighted to announce the appointment of Stevie Spring as a Non-Executive Director for a three-year term to the ALCS Board of Directors

    read on

  • 30/06/2014 14:23:30

    Authors' Awards winners 2014

    The winners of The Society of Authors' Authors' Awards, held in London on 26 June.

    read on

  • 23/06/2014 15:25:06

    Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Winners 2014

    Kevin Brooks and Jon Klassen were announced today as the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals respectively today.

    read on

  • 17/06/2014 15:26:11

    Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) reaches agreement

    A new licence agreed between the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA) and NHS Scotland will ensure that "staff have access to the broadest amount of materials."

    read on

Other news round up

Members' area
Log in or register


The July edition of ALCS News is out now.

Do you have something you'd like to let us know?

Find out about ALCS' sponsorship fund

Copyright education

Find out more about the copyright education work ALCS has been carrying out. 

Interested in finding out more about who we work with? Click here to find out.