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Resources for writers
Copyright basics for writers
Copyright is the legal right granted to you when you create an original work. Copyright enables you to secure income through royalties.
Campaigning and lobbying
Read about how we campaign to have authors’ rights recognised and respected in the UK, EU and internationally.
Copyright education projects
Find out how we educate people about copyright – what it means, what it does, and how it benefits creators, readers and viewers.
We’ve developed a range of resources to help raise awareness of authors’ rights. Learn more here.
Contracts and rights
Basic advice to help you navigate writers' rights.
Other services for writers
Read about other organisations that can help you – such as the Public Lending Right and writers’ unions.
Learn about the work we do to understand the environment writers work in today, and the challenges they face.
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.
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