Visual contributions to books, magazines and journals

ALCS is now paying members for the visual contributions they have made to books and magazines as well as the written contributions they’ve made.

In order to receive your share of the money collected, you need to tell us which publications you have made visual contributions to.

There are a couple of key stipulations for claiming for the visual contributions you’ve made:

  1. You must own the copyright to the image you are claiming for (so it must have been drawn, photographed or ‘created’ in another way, by you). If you’re unsure if you own the copyright to the images included in your book, please check your contract or with your publisher.
  2. You can’t claim for these images through both DACS and ALCS, so if you’re already a member of DACS and claim through their ‘payback’ scheme, you can’t also claim via ALCS.

TYPES OF VISUAL CONTRIBUTIONS YOU CAN CLAIM FOR

  • Photographs
  • Illustrations
  • Informational images (such as diagrams)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAGAZINES

You can claim for visual contributions that you’ve made to magazines or journals published AT ANY TIME, unlike some other schemes we administer, there is no 3 year limit for claiming for visual contributions.

HOW TO TELL US ABOUT THE VISUAL CONTRIBUTIONS YOU’VE MADE

We’re only asking members to ‘claim’ during certain times of the year. We’ll contact members to let them know when the ‘claims period’ is open, and how to tell us about your visual contributions. We’ll try and make this as easy as possible for members to do.

YOU WON’T NEED TO TELL US THE SAME INFORMATION TWICE, YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO TELL US ABOUT THE NEW VISUAL CONTRIBUTIONS YOU’VE MADE EACH YEAR.


If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact:

visual@alcs.co.uk