Campaigning and lobbying

We campaign and lobby for authors to have their rights recognised and respected. To do this, we’re involved in copyright education projects, provide copyright education resources, and carry out work that supports writers to ensure they receive fair payment for the use of their work.

Our lobbying and campaigning work involves everything from press campaigns to gaining media coverage for important topical issues. We also lobby government on policy that affects writers. Our aim is to protect the existing secondary rights of UK writers and secure recognition for their rights in new and developing content areas, such as digital downloads.

Who we work with

We helped establish the All Party Writers Group (APWG), in 2007. We did this to allow MPs and Peers from all political sides to take on board opinions from both inside and outside Parliament, and keep government and opposition parties up to date on policy issues.

We also work with the Society of Authors’, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and Royal Society of Literature to lobby for writers’ interests in this country.

Abroad we work with the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) in Europe and the International Authors’ Forum (IAF) internationally to ensure UK writers’ voices are heard across the world.

To find out more, visit www.allpartywritersgroup.co.uk.