Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

We understand that before you join ALCS you may have a number of questions that you'd like answered. We've addressed the most common queries here but if there is something specific we haven't mentioned please contact us and we'll do our best to help. 

  • Am I eligible to join?

  • Which writers' unions are included in the free membership offer?

  • Do I need to be paid via my agent?

  • I don't live in the UK, can I still join ALCS?

  • How is ALCS funded?

  • Doesn't my publisher deal with my royalties?

  • What is 'secondary use' or 'secondary rights'?

  • Are you the same as PLR?

  • Why have you collected without my permission?

  • How do you know what is copied?