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  • 15/11/2016

    2016 Educational Writers’ Award: art, maths & the words of Shakespeare

    The Society of Authors (SoA) and the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Educational Writers’ Award, the UK’s only award for educational writing which stimulates and enhances the learning experience.

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  • 11/11/2016

    ALCS welcomes court ruling on PLR for ebooks

    ALCS welcomes the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 10 November 2016 confirming that the requirement under EU law for authors to receive compensation for loans of their books by public libraries may also extend to the lending of ebooks. The ruling acknowledges the important point that any system of e-lending should aim to replicate the restrictions applicable to loans of hard copy works, such as the principle of “one copy, one user”. 

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  • 10/10/2016

    Join the Fairer Contracts Campaign

    2016 has been the year that authors around the world challenged publishers in their respective countries to consider fairer contracts for authors, in a bid for a more balanced financial deal for writers everywhere.

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  • 30/09/2016

    ALCS supports International Translation Day! Do you know any translators?

    ALCS is holding more than £200,000 for the work of translators who haven't yet joined and to whom we'd be delighted to pay the money they are due.

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  • 30/09/2016

    ALCS sponsors the 10th Bath Children’s Literature Festival

    For a third year, ALCS is delighted to be sponsoring Bath Children’s Literature Festival in early October. Now in its tenth year, the Festival programme is once again jam-packed with well-known children’s authors and illustrators from the UK and abroad including the likes of David Walliams, Liz Pichon and Michael Morpurgo.

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  • 29/09/2016

    ALCS supports OWN IT! book launch at Hackney Empire

    The book launch of Mama Can’t Raise No Man by Robyn Travis got off to an excellent start on Tuesday 27 September when The Bookseller revealed that Hackney Empire had sold 600 tickets for the event. Including sales on the door, 900 tickets overall were sold for the event.

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  • 28/09/2016

    75% fee rise for writers working under PACT TV agreement

    Good news for writers working under the Writers Guild of Great Britain’s (WGGB) PACT Television Agreement who are set to get an increase of 75%.

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  • 21/09/2016

    2016 Educational Writers' Award: This year's judges

    The Society of Authors and the Author’s Licensing & Collecting Society are delighted to announce the judges for the 2016 Educational Writers’ Award, the UK’s only award for educational writing.
     

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  • 14/09/2016

    ALCS appoints new Chair of the Board

    AuthorsLicensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is pleased to announce that Childrens Author Tony Bradman has been appointed as Chair of the ALCS Board for a three-year term. 

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  • 14/09/2016

    EU Copyright Proposals

    Today the European Commission announced legislative proposals aimed at modernising copyright rules to allow for greater access to works, particularly across borders via digital networks. The centrepiece of the reforms is a proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. The proposed Directive introduces new mandatory exceptions to copyright for certain activities including digital uses of works for teaching purposes.

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