How it works
How to join
What we do
We make sure you receive the money you’re entitled to as a writer, when someone copies or uses your work – anywhere in the world. Find out more.
What are ‘secondary uses’ or ‘secondary rights’?
The money we pay our members is from ‘secondary uses’, where someone uses a work that’s already been distributed – such as when schools photocopy books they own, or libraries lend books. Find out how we collect payments for these.
Set up in 1977 by writers for writers, we’re still owned by our members. Find out more about our not-for-profit organisation.
Where the money comes from
We collect money from all over the world – find out where, exactly.
The people that make up our Board and Senior Management Team.
Campaigning and lobbying
Read about how we campaign to have authors’ rights recognised and respected in the UK, EU and internationally.
ALCS Annual General Meeting
We hold our AGM every November. Find out about the next one.
Learn about the work we do to understand the environment writers work in today, and the challenges they face.
How ALCS is run
Read about the rules and regulations that guide how we run things.
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