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Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit membership organisation started by writers for the benefit of writers.
In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future to ensure that the organisation operates as usual. ALCS staff will still be contactable through any of the usual channels.
We have over 100,000 registered members
This year we paid out £34.8 million to writers
Our work also involves communicating with government or industry on rights and licensing as well as supporting and educating the public and industry.